Duke vs. Creighton: Live Score and Analysis for Round of 32 Game

Dantzler SmithContributor IIIMarch 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24:  Seth Curry #30 of the Duke Blue Devils shoots over Jahenns Manigat #12 of the Creighton Bluejays in the second half during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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In a Sunday full of close games demanding clutch performances, Duke beat Creighton 66-50 in an absolute slugfest.

The No. 2 seeded Blue Devils avoided the upset against Doug McDermott and the No. 7 seeded Bluejays despite being dogged by poor shooting and foul trouble.

Ryan Kelly and Mason Plumlee were both saddled with four fouls for much of the second half, but contributions from the freshman pairing of Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson helped Duke push through a physical game.

Sulaimon finished with 21 points while Jefferson provided solid defense against McDermott. In the end, the Blue Devils had enough to get past Creighton and go to the Sweet Sixteen.