Mason Plumlee poured in a career-high 32 points against Wake Forest Wednesday. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
WINSTON-SALEM—The Wake Forest game plan was to take away Duke’s looks from 3-point range. And that worked, for the most part, but Mason Plumlee set a new career-high in points as Duke pulled out a late 75-70 win.
Plumlee scored 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting from the field and an 8-of-10 performance from the free throw line. The No. 5 Blue Devils (18-2, 5-2 in the ACC) planned before the game to feed him in the post, and, when they did, he found just Devon Thomas, the freshman assigned to guard Plumlee by himself.
“They decided not to double in their game plan, and guys got me balls in the right positions,” Plumlee said. “It was just sets. There were some moves, but a lot of it was just lay-ups.”