Duke 9-0 for 15th time under Coach K

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Even after his 936th win, the most by a Division I men’s basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski takes nothing for granted.

Not even when his team is off to a 9-0 start for the 15th time under his direction. The No. 2 Blue Devils reached that mark with a 90-67 victory over Temple on Saturday at the Izod Center.

“I couldn’t expect to be 9-0,” Krzyzewski said. “I have dealt with unrealistic expectations since 1986. It’s a good place to be. I’d rather have people expect something of you than not expect something good of you.

“We’re a beatable team. We just haven’t been beat yet. With our conference, we’ll be tested a lot.”

Seth Curry scored 23 points, and big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles as Duke prevailed in the matchup of unbeatens. Curry shot 5-for-9 from 3-point range, leading Duke’s 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc.

The Blue Devils have three wins over teams that were ranked in the top four at the time: No. 2 Louisville, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 4 Ohio State.

Plumlee finished with 16 points – his first game below 19 this season – and 14 rebounds. Kelly had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Quinn Cook added 14 points and made three 3s.

Quenton DeCosey scored 13 points to lead Temple (6-1), which was seeking its best start since going 14-0 in 1987-88.

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