Going to Cameron Indoor Stadium to face the Duke Blue Devils is always a tall task, and the Colorado State Rams have felt that in the first half of Wednesday night's game. The Rams currently trail 47-30 at halftime after Duke put up a 10-0 run in the final five minutes of the half.
Junior forward Mason Plumlee has been unreal for Duke, scoring 13 points on 6-for-6 shooting while adding seven rebounds, four steals, four blocks and one assist. Andre Dawkins has also come off the bench to give Duke some scoring punch with 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting. The Blue Devils shot 58 percent overall in the half, although they were only 7-for-12 from the free-throw line.
Colorado State just couldn't find an offensive rhythm in the first half, especially as Duke pulled away. They shot just 37 percent from the field, although they were 3-for-5 from three-point range, so that could be an area to exploit in the second half. Wes Elkmeier and Greg Smith have led the way with scoring for the Rams with ten points apiece.