TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As the shot clock waned, Jon Scheyer dived and poked the ball to Gerald Henderson in a desperate attempt to preserve a Duke first-half possession.
Henderson picked up the ball and fired a 3-pointer that scored just before the shot clock buzzer sounded. In a brutally defensive first half Saturday at Florida State, those were the kind of difficult shots that somebody needed to make.
No. 2 Duke won 66-58 at the Donald L. Tucker Center because Henderson made those shots in the first half and Florida State couldn’t handle Duke’s speed in the early part of the second half.