Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 12/16/2013
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Duke 85, Gardner-Webb 66
Team Notes: • Duke had a 20-point scorer for the 10th straight game, as Jabari Parker led the team with 21 points for his ninth 20-point game of the season. Duke has 17 20-point games this season, including seven from Parker, five from Rodney Hood, two from Quinn Cook and one from Rasheed Sulaimon. • Four Blue Devils scored in double figures and all four reached that double-digit plateau in the first half. Duke is 5-0 this season when at least four players score in double figures. Quinn Cook, Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker all scored in double figures together for the eighth time in Duke’s 10 games. • Duke extended its home court winning streak to 23 games, the second longest streak in the country behind only Missouri’s 25-game streak. Duke is 7-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium this season. • Duke scored 80 points for the seventh time in 10 games this season. Duke scored 80 points 13 times in 36 games in 2013. • The Blue Devils scored 53 points in the first half for their fourth 50-point half of the season and first since 51-point first half against Vermont on Nov. 24. • Duke held a 53-39 lead at halftime, giving the Blue Devils the halftime lead in every game this season. • Duke used the starting lineup of Quinn Cook, Josh Hairston, Rodney Hood, Jabari Parker and Tyler Thornton for the fourth straight game, marking the fourth time this season that Duke has started all three team captains (Hairston, Hood, Thornton). Cook, Hood and Parker have started every game this season. • Duke shot 9-of-22 (.409) from three-point range, marking the fifth time Duke has shot over .400 from three-point range this season. Five blue Devils hit a three, including Andre Dawkins who hit 4-of-8 shot from beyond the arc. • Duke drew three charges, all by guard Tyler Thornton. • Duke extended its non-conference home-court winning streak to 108. • Duke made nine consecutive field goals during a 23-7 run in the first half. Four of those makes were from three-point range, including two from Dawkins. • Mike Krzyzewski improved his all-time record to 965-299 (.764) and his Duke record to 892-240 (.788). Krzyzewski is NCAA Division I’s all-time leader in victories and ranks second for victories at one school. • Duke played its 222nd straight game as a top-10 team. The Blue Devils are 184-38 (.829) in those games.
Quinn Cook • Made his 44th consecutive start, the longest active streak on the team. • Dished out nine assists, all in the first half. Cook has recorded nine assists in back-to-back games and at least eight dimes six times. • Extended his made free throw streak to 23 before missing his final foul shot of the game. • Scored in double figures for the seventh straight game and ninth time this season. • Hit a three-pointer in the sixth straight game and finished 2-of-3 from beyond the arc.
Andre Dawkins • Came off the bench to score a season-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Dawkins hit 4-of-8 shots from beyond the arc and leads Duke with 18 made three-pointers and a .486 (18-of-37) three-point shooting percentage. • Extended his made three-pointer streak to six consecutive shots, hitting his first three shots from long range. Dawkins entered the game having hit three three-pointers in a row. • Scored in double figures for the fourth time this season. • Turned in Duke’s second-highest bench scoring performance of the season, trailing only the 20 points Rasheed Sulaimon scored against Davidson in the season opener. • Improved his career scoring total to 838, just 162 points shy of joining the 1,000-point club. Dawkins would need to average 7.4 points per game for the remainder of the regular season to reach that mark.
Rodney Hood • Scored in double figures for the ninth time in 10 games, finishing with 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting. Hood led Duke in field goal attempts for the second time this season. • Extended his made free throw streak to nine, finishing 4-of-4 from the line. Hood is shooting 51-of-60 (.850) from the free throw line this season. • Hit a three-pointer for the seventh straight game, finishing 1-of-7 from behind the arc.
Amile Jefferson • In just 12 minutes, grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds, including five on the offensive glass, for his second career double-figure rebounding game. The five offensive rebounds were one shy of matching his career high.
Jabari Parker • Put together his eighth 20-point game this season, which already ranks tied for fifth on Duke’s freshman list alongside Carlos Boozer (1999-00) and Luol Deng (2003-04). The Duke record for 20-point games by a freshman is held by Gene Banks, who totaled 11 in 1977-78. • Hit 7-of-12 (.583) shots from the field for his ninth game shooting over 50.0 percent. Parker boasts a .551 (81-of-147) field goal percentage this season and leads Duke with 147 field goal attempts. • Hit a three-pointer for the first time in his past four games, snapping an 0-for-7 streak from beyond the arc. Parker is shooting 15-of-32 (.469) from three-point range this season.