CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — He didn’t even touch the ball that possession. Rasheed Sulaimon‘s three came up short and Seth Curry started to jog back on defense when Sulaimon reacted first to grab the board. Curry changed direction, caught the pass and fired.
With that first three early in the second half of Duke’s game against Boston College on Saturday, Curry and his brother, Stephen, passed Ben and Tyler Hansbrough as the highest scoring pair of brothers in college basketball history. Seth would finish with 18 and from here the gap will only continue to grow.
Entering the game, Seth had accumulated 1,840 career points between his time at Liberty and Duke. Combined with Stephen’s 2,635 in three seasons at Davidson, the brothers trailed the brothers Hansbrough by just 10 points.
Until that second half three.
“It’s a cool record to say we have and for me and my brother to share,” Curry said. “It’s something we can talk about down the road.
“We talked about it a week ago ’cause we knew we were close, just laughed about it. It’s kind of a funny record to have.”
The Hansbrough pairing was a bit more one-sided than the Currys with Tyler, he of North Carolina fame, accumulating 2,872 points and Ben, the elder brother, coming in with a much smaller total of 1,613 between Mississippi State and Notre Dame.
As far as who would win in a game of two-on-two between the brothers, Curry thinks strategy would come into play.
“I don’t know,” Curry said with a smile. “Somebody would have to double the post a little bit.”
Jimmy Kelley is the founder and lead writer of Devils in Durham. Follow him on Twitter @DevilsinDurham.