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No. 1 Duke Defeats Elon 76-54, Second-Ranked Michigan Also Wins

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Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Top-ranked Duke University extended its win streak to 11 straight with a 76-54 college basketball victory against Elon University, while No. 2 University of Michigan topped Eastern Michigan University 93-54.

Mason Plumlee led the Blue Devils with 21 points and 15 rebounds and Ryan Kelly added 14 points last night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

Duke improved to 11-0 as the Blue Devils hit 11 of 19 3-pointers on the day Jabari Parker, the No. 2 recruit in ESPN’s men’s college basketball class of 2013 rankings, announced that he will attend Duke.

Parker, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward, picked the Blue Devils over finalists Stanford, Michigan State, Florida and BYU.

As a junior, Parker was chosen as the national Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.

Sebastian Koch had 14 points and Lucas Troutman had 13 for Elon (6-5), which trailed 35-27 at halftime and was outscored 41-27 in the second half.

At Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and Nik Stauskas added 16 points for the undefeated Wolverines (12-0), who owned a 40-24 halftime lead.

Daylen Harrison led the Golden Eagles (6-4), who are winless on the road this season, with 13 points. Glenn Bryant had 10.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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