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Cal Poly Pomona Down Just 6 At Half Before Falling To #1 Duke

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Kyle Singler scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 1 Duke beat Cal Poly Pomona 81-60 on  Thursday night in an exhibition matchup of reigning national champions from different divisions.

Miles Plumlee added 14 points and freshman Kyrie Irving had 13 for the Blue Devils, who say they plan to play at a faster pace this season. They shot 48 percent, forced 21 turnovers, led by 31 points and outscored the Division II Broncos 34-10 during the first 11 1/2 minutes of the second half.

Nolan Smith scored 12 points, and Mason Plumlee added 11 points and 12 rebounds for Duke.

The Blue Devils led 39-33 at halftime but turned up the pressure and held Cal Poly Pomona to three field goals during the game-breaking run.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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