Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 11/19/2013
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Duke 83, East Carolina 74
Team Notes: • Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker both reached 20 points for the third time this season and finished with a combined 51 points. Those two have combined for at least 38 points in every game this season and average 44.2 points per game, or 47.5 percent of Duke’s total scoring. • Hood led the way with 30 points on 8-of-10 shooting while Parker poured in 21 on 8-of-18 shooting. Duke had a 30-point scorer and 20-point scorer for the first time since Feb. 7, 2013 when Mason Plumlee had 30 points and Seth Curry (26 points) and Quinn Cook (21 points) both reached the 20-point plateau. • The Blue Devils opened the game hitting 11 consecutive field goals on the way to a 19-7 lead. Quinn Cook had five assists during that span. • Duke used the starting lineup of Quinn Cook, Rodney Hood, Amile Jefferson, Jabari Parker and Rasheed Sulaimon for the third straight game. Cook, Hood, Jefferson and Parker have started every game this season. • Duke scored the first four points of the game and did not trail in the contest, marking the third straight game the Blue Devils maintained a lead throughout the 40 minutes. • Duke won its 20th consecutive home game. The Blue Devils went 16-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium during the 2012-13 season and are 4-0 at home this season. • Duke won its 105th consecutive non-conference home game, the longest active streak in the nation. • Duke won its 14th 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 five or fewer three-point field goals. East Carolina posted the highest three-point percentage against Duke this season, hitting 5-of-14 treys for a .357 clip. The Blue Devils are holding the opposition to 19-of-72 (.264) shooting from three-point range this season. • Duke reached 40 points in both halves, giving the Blue Devils at least 40 points in all 10 halves this season. • Head coach Mike Krzyzewski improved to 961-298 (.763) overall and 888-239 (.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 804th game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils are 804-153 (.840) all-time in Cameron Indoor Stadium and 446-58 (.885) under head Coach K. • Duke played its 217th straight game as a top-10 team. The Blue Devils are 180-37 (.829) in those games.
Quinn Cook • Logged his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 assists. The 10 assists marked the fourth time Cook has posted double-digit assists in his career, while the 14 points was his 30th double-figure scoring game. • Made his 39th consecutive start, the longest active streak on the team. Cook played 38 minutes against East Carolina, including every minute of the second half. • Scored in double figures for the fourth time this season, logging 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting. • Committed just two turnovers, compared to 10 assists, for his fourth time in five games this season he has committed two or fewer turnovers. Cook boasts a 5.0:1 assist-to-turnover ratio and leads the ACC with 7.0 assists per game.
Rodney Hood • Recorded his first career 30-point game, finishing 8-of-10 from the field, 2-of-2 from three-point range and 12-of-12 from the free throw line. • Hood’s 12-of-12 performance from the free throw line ranks tied for the 12th-most made free throws in a game without a miss in school history and the best such performance since Ryan Kelly went 14-for-14 against Georgia Tech on Jan. 7, 2012. • Played a team-high 40 minutes and missed just 24 seconds of the entire game. • Scored 21 of Duke’s 40 points in the second half, including 12 points in the final 7:39 when Duke’s lead was trimmed to one point at 62-61. Eight of those points came from the free throw line. • Turned in a field goal percentage over .700 for the fourth time in five games. His 8-of-10 (.800) clip against East Carolina was his second highest of the season, falling one shy of the 9-of-10 (.900) game he had against Davidson. Hood leads the ACC with a 34-of-47 (.723) field goal percentage.
Jabari Parker • Became the second player in Duke history to open a season with five consecutive 20-point games. The only other Blue Devil to accomplish that feat was Art Heyman, who had 10 straight 20-point games to open the 1961-62 season. • Posted six blocks, the most by a Duke player since Mason Plumlee had six against N.C. State on Jan. 19, 2011. Five of Parker’s blocks came in the second half, including three in the final 5:02. • Parker’s six blocks tied for the fifth-most in a game by a Duke freshman, matching totals posted by Antonio Lang twice (vs. East Carolina & Michigan, 1990) and Shelden Williams (vs. Maryland, 2003). The six blocks were the most by a Duke freshman since Williams in 2003. • Had four blocks in the second half, including back-to-back rejections on the same East Carolina possession at the 2:08 mark with Duke holding on to a slim 75-70 lead. • Hit a three-pointer for the fifth straight game and finished 1-of-2 from beyond the arc. Parker is 13-of-19 (.684) from three-point range this season and has shot 50.0 percent or better from long range in every game. • Played a career-high 35 minutes. • Grabbed nine rebounds, including a season-best five offensive boards.
Tyler Thornton • Did not attempt a shot, ending a streak of 10 consecutive games with a three-pointer. • Pulled down a season-high five rebounds. • Dished out four assists with no turnovers for his third turnover-free game of the season. Thornton owns a 6.0:1 (12:2) assist-to-turnover ratio on the year.