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'Official' Duke-Hampton box full of errors

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Check ncaa.com for the “official” box score of the Duke-Hampton game, and you’ll see that Duke won 87-47.

Except the Blue Devils actually won 87-45, and the NCAA’s online version of the box score is riddled with errors.

Hampton’s Brandon Tunnell was credited with an extra field goal and Darrion Pellum with an extra missed field goal, as the Pirates were 19-for-55 from the field, not 20-for-57. The Pirates had 29 rebounds, not 22; and four assists, not three.

Duke, meanwhile, was 32-for-60 from the field, not 32-for-59 -- Kyle Singler was 4-for-9 from the field, not 4-for-8. Duke had 38 rebounds, not 35.

The ncaa.com play-by-play credits Tunnell with a jump shot with 5 seconds to play, but Duke's Kyrie Irving held the ball for the final seconds and dribbled out the clock.

UPDATE, 11:32 A.M. SATURDAY: Overnight, the NCAA corrected the box score.

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Luke has worked for The N&O since 2000. He covered the Carolina Hurricanes and the NHL before becoming a sports columnist in August 2008. A native of Evanston, Ill., he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He can be reached at (919) 829-8947, @LukeDeCock on Twitter or luke.decock@newsobserver.com.
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