Updated at: 12/01/2012 3:05 PM
By JOEDY McCREARY
(AP) DURHAM, N.C. - Ryan Kelly scored 15 of his 18 points in the decisive first half and No. 2 Duke routed Delaware 88-50 on Saturday.
Mason Plumlee added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (8-0). They never trailed, shot 52 percent, led by 46 and enjoyed a rare breather after a challenging run of games against nationally ranked opponents.
Seth Curry, the other scholarship senior on the roster, missed the first game of his career at Duke with an injured ankle. Against the struggling Blue Hens (2-6), the Blue Devils certainly didn’t need him.
Devon Saddler had 23 points for Delaware, which was beaten soundly by the highest ranked opponent it had ever faced.
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