DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Nolan Smith and Seth Curry helped Duke dominate the second half Thursday and led the No. 3 Blue Devils to an 84-68 decision over Boston College.
Duke has won four straight since suffering its lone loss of the season two weeks ago at Florida State. The Blue Devils inched a half game in front of Florida State for the lead in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Duke closed the first half on a 13-5 run to take a 41-32 lead at the break and then pulled away over the final 20 minutes.
Smith had 28 points and handed out eight assists. Curry made 6-of-9 shots from the field while scoring 20 points.
The Blue Devils (19-1, 6-1 ACC) shot 50 percent and made 10-of-22 from 3-point range.
Boston College (14-7, 4-3) was paced by Corey Raji's 18 points. The Eagles have lost three out of four.