Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 01/07/2014
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Duke 79, Georgia Tech 57
Team Notes: • Duke extended its home court winning streak to 25 games, the third longest streak in the nation. The only schools with longer active home court winning streaks are Missouri and Stephen F. Austin at 26 games. • Duke had a 20-point scorer for the 14th time in 15 games. Rodney Hood scored 27 points for his second straight 20-point game and seventh (plus one 30-point game) of the season. Duke has combined for 23 20-point games this season, including 10 from Jabari Parker, three from Quinn Cook and one apiece from Andre Dawkins and Rasheed Sulaimon. • Duke won its seventh consecutive ACC home opener, extending a streak that began with an 87-65 win against Virginia on Jan. 13, 2008. • Duke used the starting lineup of Quinn Cook, Rodney Hood, Amile Jefferson, Jabari Parker and Rasheed Sulaimon for the first time since Nov. 24 versus Vermont. Those five started four straight games: versus Florida Atlantic, UNC Asheville, East Carolina and Vermont. Cook and Parker have started all 15 games. • Duke held Georgia Tech to 57 points, marking the third time in the past four games that Duke has held the opposition under 60 points. Duke is 4-0 when holding opponents under 60 points this season. • Duke became the first team this season to outrebound Georgia Tech, doing so 33-25. Duke is 10-0 when outrebounding opponents this season. • Beginning at the 7:14 mark in the second half and extending until Duke’s final shot attempt of the night, Duke hit seven straight field goal attempts to turn a 60-50 lead into the final 79-57 margin. Duke got four consecutive made three-pointers from Rodney Hood during that run and outscored Georgia Tech 19-7 during that span. • Duke improved to 22-1 following a loss since the 2009-10 season. Duke has lost back-to-back games just once during that span with consecutive losses in the 2012 ACC and NCAA Tournaments. • Duke shot a season-high .880 (22-of-25) from the free throw line. Duke has hit .867 (39-of-45) free throws over the past two games and has shot over .800 from the line five times this season. • Georgia Tech went 0-of-6 from the free throw line, marking the second time in Duke’s past three games that Duke’s opponent has attempted less than 10 free throws. The six free throws are the fewest by a Duke opponent since Temple went 1-of-4 on Dec. 8, 2012. • Duke held a 34-33 lead at halftime, the 14th time in 15 games that Duke has led at the half. Duke has not trailed at halftime this season. • Duke won its sixth game in a row against Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils are 67-23 all-time against the yellow Jackets, including a 33-5 mark in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Quinn Cook • Made his 49th consecutive start, the longest active streak on the team. • Hit a three-pointer in the 11th straight game and finished 1-of-4 from behind the line. • Logged five assists with just one turnovers for his sixth game with one or zero turnovers. Cook owns a 3.14:1 assist-to-turnover ratio this season. • Snapped a streak of six consecutive games with multiple steals. Cook finished without a steal for the first time since Nov. 29 versus Arizona. He leads Duke and ranks sixth in the ACC with 26 steals and 1.7 per game.
Andre Dawkins • Scored in double figures for the seventh time this season, scoring 10 points on 2-of-7 shooting from the field, 1-of-5 from three-point range and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. • Matched a season high with five made free throw and six free throw attempts. • Hit a three-pointer in the eighth consecutive game. • Played 25 minutes, one minute short of his season high.
Rodney Hood • Recorded his seventh 20-point game of the season, finishing with a team-high 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Hood has scored in double figures in 13 of Duke’s 15 games this season. • Scored 27 points, hit eight field goals and made five three-pointers for the second straight game. The five made three-pointers matched a career high. • Scored 12 points in the first half and 15 in the second half to extend a streak of five consecutive double-figure scoring halves. • Hit a three-pointer in the 12th straight game, the longest active streak on the team. Hood finished 5-of-7 from three-point range and has hit multiple treys in four of his past five outings. Hood is shooting .483 (15-of-31) from three-point range during that span. • Hit his final four three-point attempts of the night to turn a 10-point Duke lead into the final 22-point margin.
Amile Jefferson • Led Duke with 10 rebounds to record at least six rebounds in the seventh straight game and double-digit rebounds for the third time in that span. • Led Duke in rebounds for the fifth time in the past seven games and is averaging a team-high 8.9 boards per game during that run. He is averaging 3.3 offensive rebounds per game during that span. • Hauled in multiple offensive rebounds for the sixth straight game. Jefferson leads Duke with 35 offensive rebounds this season. • Recorded a block for the seventh straight game.
Jabari Parker • Scored in double figures for the 14th time in 15 games, finishing with 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting. • Recorded at least six rebounds for the 13th time in 15 games. Parker led Duke with three offensive rebounds.
Rasheed Sulaimon • Drew his first start since Nov. 24 versus Vermont and scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting. • Hit both three-point attempts to improve his three-point shooting percentage to .667 (6-of-9) over the past five games. • Played a season-high 36 minutes, doing so while committing just one turnover.