Blacksburg - 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,who improved to 23-and-3 overall, 10-and-3 in the ACC. Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski takes over 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.
Duke built a 20-point lead at the half and never looked back. Erick Green, the nation's leading scorer with a 25.3 average coming in, led the Hokies with 22. Tech falls to 11-and-15 overall, 2-and-11 in the ACC. The Hokies host Florida State Sunday night at 6.