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No. 5 Duke beats pesky VCU to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis championship game [Video]

Nov 24, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

Behind a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds from center Mason Plumlee, No. 5 Duke defeated coach Shaka Smart’s Virginia Commonwealth team to advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.

The game was close at halftime, with Duke leading by just one, but the Blue Devils were able to continue to limit their turnovers against VCU’s patented “Havoc” defense and pulled away in the second half.

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Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_