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Top 25: No. 2 Duke 90, Temple 67

Published December 8, 2012 3:48 pm

Top 25 basketball • Duke's Plumlee was held below 19 points for the first time this season.
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East Rutherford, N.J. • Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple 90-67 in a matchup of unbeatens Saturday at the Izod Center.

Curry was 5 of 9 from 3-point range to lead Duke's 12-of-20 effort from behind the arc.

Plumlee finished with 16 points — the first time he was below 19 this season — and 14 rebounds. Kelly had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Duke (9-0) while Quinn Cook added 14 points and made three 3s.

The Blue Devils have three wins this season over teams ranked in the top four: No. 3 Kentucky, No. 2 Louisville, No. 4 Ohio State.

Quenton DeCosey had 13 points for the Owls (6-1), who were looking for their best start since going 14-0 in 1987-88, a season that ended with a regional weekend loss to Duke in the Izod Center. —