Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 11/18/2013
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Duke 91, UNC Asheville 55
Team Notes: • Duke used the starting lineup of Quinn Cook, Rodney Hood, Amile Jefferson, Jabari Parker and Rasheed Sulaimon for the second straight game. The start was the second of the season for Sulaimon and the fourth for the remaining Blue Devils. • Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker combined for 39 points, giving the duo at least 38 points in every game this season. Hood and Parker combine to account for 44.5 percent of Duke’s scoring this season. • Duke won its 19th consecutive home game. The Blue Devils went 16-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium during the 2012-13 season and are 3-0 at home this season. • Duke won its 104th consecutive non-conference home game, the longest active streak in the nation. • Duke won its 13th consecutive NIT Season Tip-Off game. The streak dates back to an 85-69 loss to Indiana on Nov. 29, 1996. • For the fourth straight game, Duke surrendered less than five three-point field goals. None of Duke’s four opponents has shot better than 33.3 percent from three-point range this season. The Blue Devils are holding the opposition to 10-of-44 (.227) shooting from three-point range this season. • Duke scored over 40 points in both halves, giving the Blue Devils at least 40 points in all eight halves this season. • Head coach Mike Krzyzewski improved to 960-298 (.763) overall and 887-239 (.788) at Duke. Krzyzewski is the all-time NCAA Division I leader in wins and ranks second in wins at one school behind Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim. • Duke won its 803rd game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils are 803-153 (.840) all-time in Cameron Indoor Stadium and 445-58 (.885) under head Coach K. • Duke played its 216th straight game as a top-10 team. The Blue Devils are 179-37 (.829) in those games. • The Blue Devils hit 9-of-11 shots to open the game, including 4-of-5 three-pointers. Freshman Semi Ojeleye hit both three-point attempts during that opening run. • Duke hit 5-of-6 three-pointers to start the game … the Blue Devils finished the game 10-of-23 from long range, marking the third time this season they have made 10 or more threes in a game • Duke shot 8-of-15 (.533) from three-point range in the first half, giving the Blue Devils a three-point percentage of at least .500 in seven of eight halves this season. • Duke also shot over .500 from the field in both halves, giving the Blue Devils a shooting percentage of at least .500 in every half this season. • Coach K once again cleared the bench, using a season-high 13 players. Krzyzewski has 12 players in three of four games this season and at least 10 players in every game. Eleven of Duke’s 13 players scored against UNC Asheville.
Quinn Cook • Made his 38th consecutive start, the longest active streak on the team. • Scored in double figures for the third time this season, logging 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting. • Dished out five assists to just one turnover, marking the third game this season in which Cook has surrendered one or zero turnovers. Cook boasts a 5.0:1 assist-to-turnover ratio on the year. • Helped limit UNC Asheville’s leading scorer Andrew Rowsey to two points on 1-of-7 shooting.
Andre Dawkins • Followed Friday’s 17-point performance with another double-digit scoring output, finishing with 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting. Dawkins scored 10 points in the second half. • Hit 3-of-6 three-pointers for his second straight game with at least three treys. Dawkins is shooting 8-of-14 (.571) from three-point range this season. • Scored three straight Duke buckets in the second half, including back-to-back three-pointers.
Rodney Hood • Scored in double figures for the fourth straight game, hitting 6-of-8 field goals on the way to 18 points. • Set a Duke career high with three made three-pointers, finishing 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc. • Logged multiple assists for the third straight game, finishing with three against UNC Asheville. • Scored seven straight points during a span of 1:45 in the first half with a pull-up jumper, a dunk and a three-pointer. • Shooting 70.3 percent (26-of-37) from the field on the season, including 66.7 percent (6-of-9) from three-point range.
Semi Ojeleye • Recorded his first career double-figure scoring game, finishing with 10 points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range. • Also grabbed a season-best five rebounds to go along with one assist, one block and one steal.
Jabari Parker • Became the first player under Coach K and the third in Duke history to open a season with four consecutive 20-point games. The last player to accomplish that feat was Art Heyman, who had 10 straight 20-point games to open the 1961-62 season. Ronnie Mayer also had four straight 20-point games at the start of the 1955-56 season. • Recorded his second career double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Parker now leads Duke in both points (91) and rebounds (35) along with made field goals (32), field goal attempts (54), made three-pointers (12), three-point attempts (18), three-point percentage (.667), blocks (4) and steals (5). • Hit a three-pointer for the fourth straight game and finished 1-of-2 from beyond the arc. Parker is 12-of-18 (.667) from three-point range this season and has shot 50.0 percent or better in every game. • Carded a block and a steal for the third straight game. • Scored 14 points in only 11 minutes of action in the first half.