No. 5 Duke beats No. 2 Louisville 76-71

No. 5 Duke beats No. 2 Louisville 76-71
November 24, 2012, 11:58 pm
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Louisville guard Russ Smith, right, reaches to steal the ball from Duke forward Mason Plumlee in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Quinn Cook scored 11 of his 15 points in the final 7:46, including No. 5 Duke's last eight of the game, and the Blue Devils beat No. 2 Louisville 76-71 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Neither team led by more than four points over the final 10 minutes until Cook's second free throw with 6.7 seconds left made it 76-71.

The sophomore point guard had six assists and just four turnovers against Louisville's pressure defense. He was 4 for 8 from the field and 6 of 6 from the line.

Mason Plumlee had 16 points for Duke (6-0).

Peyton Siva had 19 points for the Cardinals (5-1) and Russ Smith added 17.