Mike Krzyzewski subbed out his seniors, like Seth Curry, late in the game, but, other than that, the bench has shortened considerably. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
DURHAM—Game No. 30 is in the books, just like the home careers of Mason Plumlee, Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry. Read all about it in the game story from Duke's 85-57 win over Virginia Tech.
••• 9 a.m. update With 3:36 left in the game, Seth Currytook a knee to his injured right shin, and he went down in obvious pain. Curry was subbed out and continued to rub his shin on the bench.
"Somebody kneed right into it. That’s not good," he said.
"It just hurt bad for a few minutes. I’ll be alright."
Curry, who injured his shin in mid-September, has only missed one game this year.
••• After not playing at all against Miami, Amile Jefferson entered the game for the first time midway through the first half. Jefferson started six games in Ryan Kelly’s absence, but only two reserves (Josh Hairston and Tyler Thornton) played against the Hurricanes. Jefferson played four minutes Tuesday, finishing with two points and one rebound. Eight Blue Devils (the starters plus Thornton, Hairston and Jefferson) played while the game was still competitive.