No. 4 Duke vs. NC State final score: Blue Devils defeat Wolfpack, 98-85

Streeter Lecka

Mason Plumlee scored 30 points to lead Duke over a struggling NC State squad on Thursday.

The No. 4 Duke Blue Devils avenged one of their two losses this season on Thursday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, notching a 98-85 victory over the reeling NC State Wolfpack.

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Mason Plumlee scored 30 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Blue Devils, who had three double-digit scorers at halftime as Duke raced out to a 58-37 lead at the break. NC State fought back in the second half and got to within eight points of the Blue Devils with 1:09 remaining. However, Duke salted the game away with two Seth Curry free throws and a three-point play from Plumlee in the final minute.

NC State has now lost five out of seven games since upsetting then-No. 1 Duke on Jan. 12. Meanwhile, the Blue Devils look to be back on track with four straight wins.

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