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Virginia Tech's Erick Green (11) drives past Duke's Mason Plumlee, left

Curry's 22 lead No. 6 Duke past Va. Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Seth Curry scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half as No. 6 Duke opened a 20-point lead and sent Virginia Tech to its ninth consecutive loss, 88-56 on Thursday night.

Rasheed Sulaimon added 17 points and Mason Plumlee had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (23-3, 10-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) as they moved coach Mike Krzyzewski into sole possession of third place on the career list for victories at one school with 877.

He was tied with Adolph Rupp of Kentucky and is now two behind North Carolina's Dean Smith. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim leads with 910 victories.

Erick Green, the nation's leading scorer with a 25.3 average coming in, led the Hokies (11-15, 2-11) with 22 points.

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