Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 01/13/2014
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Duke 69, Virginia 65
Team Notes: • Duke improved its homecourt winning streak to 26 consecutive games, tied for the longest streak in the nation. Only Stephen F. Austin, which has also won 26 in a row, has a streak as long as Duke’s. Duke is 10-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium this season. • Rasheed Sulaimon hit the go-ahead three-pointer to put Duke ahead 67-65 with 22 seconds remaining, and Amile Jefferson hit two free throws with just over six seconds left to push the lead to two possessions. Jefferson disrupted a Virginia inbounds pass under the basket following Sulaimon’s basket and grabbed the rebound on the ensuing missed layup before being fouled. • Leading 42-39 in the second half, the Blue Devils put together a 14-4 run to extend their lead to 13 points at 56-43. Virginia countered with a 20-9 run that tied the score at 63-63 with 1:25 remaining. • Duke led nearly the entire game until Virginia took its first lead, 65-64, with 38 seconds remaining. Virginia twice overcame double-digit deficits to bring the game back to within one possession until Malcolm Brogdon hit two free throws to put the Cavaliers ahead for the first time. Duke overcame that deficit 16 seconds later on Sulaimon’s game-winning three-pointer. • Duke improved to 23-1 following a loss since the start of the 2009-10 season. The Blue Devils have lost back-to-back games just once during that span, losing consecutive games in the ACC and NCAA Tournaments in 2011-12. • Sulaimon and Jefferson combined for 16 of 18 points during an 18-7 run in the first half. Neither missed a shot during that span, as Sulaimon went 4-of-4 with two treys and Jefferson hit three layups. • Duke had a 20-point scorer for the 15th time in 17 games. Rasheed Sulaimon scored a team-high 21 points for his second 20-point game of the season and fifth of his career. Duke has combined for 25 20-point games this season, including 10 from Jabari Parker, eight from Rodney Hood (plus one 30-point game), three from Quinn Cook and one from Andre Dawkins. • Duke used the starting lineup of Quinn Cook, Rodney Hood, Amile Jefferson, Matt Jones and Jabari Parker for the first time this season. It was the first career start for Jones, while Cook and Parker have started all 17 games in 2013-14. • Duke took a 36-28 lead into halftime, marking the 16th time in 17 games Duke has led at the break. Duke has not trailed at halftime all season. • Duke defeated Virginia for the 18th time in the past 20 meetings. The win was Duke’s 16th straight over the Cavaliers in Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Duke played its first game in program history ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press poll. Duke had never played ranked No. 22 through 25.
Coach K • Improved his career record to 970-301 and his Duke record to 897-242. Krzyzewski is just three wins shy of becoming the second coach in NCAA Division I history to win 900 games at one school.
Quinn Cook • Made his 51st consecutive start, the longest active streak on the team. • Scored all seven of his points in the final five minutes, connecting on both field goal attempts and 2-of-3 free throws during that stretch. • Hit a three-pointer in the 13th straight game and finished 1-of-3 from behind the line. • Committed three turnovers, marking only the fifth time in 17 games Cook has turned the ball over more than twice. • Played less than 30 minutes for only the second time this season.
Andre Dawkins • Hit his 200th career three-pointer, becoming only the 13th Blue Devil to reach that mark. Dawkins is the first Duke player to reach 200 three-pointers since Jon Scheyer did it from 2007-10.
Rodney Hood • Scored in double figures for the 15th time in 17 games, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting. Hood has led Duke in field goal attempts in four straight games. • Hit a three-pointer in the 14th straight game, the longest active streak on the team. Hood finished 2-of-6 from three-point range and has hit multiple treys in six of his past seven outings. Hood is shooting .476 (20-of-42) from three-point range during that span.
Amile Jefferson • Recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. The double-digit-rebound performance was Jefferson’s fourth in the past eight games and marked the fifth time Jefferson has led Duke in rebounding in that span. • Reached 10 points by sinking two free throws with two seconds left, extending Duke’s lead from two points to four to ice the victory. • With Duke holding on to a 67-65 lead with under 20 seconds remaining, disrupted a Virginia inbounds pass and grabbed a rebound on the ensuing missed layup. Jefferson was fouled immediately after grabbing the rebound, sending him to the line where he sank his two free throws. • Scored six of eight Duke points during from 9:05 to 6:21 in the first half. Jefferson’s production came in the midst of an 18-7 run that increased Duke’s lead from 12-10 to 30-17. • Hauled in multiple offensive rebounds for the eighth straight game. Jefferson leads Duke with 40 offensive rebounds this season and ranks second with 115 total boards.
Jabari Parker • Did not reach double-digit scoring for only the second time all season, finishing with eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. • Recorded his team-leading 20th block of the season.
Rasheed Sulaimon • Led Duke in scoring with 21 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 38 seconds left. Sulaimon’s 21 points came in just 24 minutes of play. The 21 points were his second 20-point game of the season and fifth of his career. • Scored in double figures for the fourth time in the past six games and sixth time this season. • Led Duke in scoring for the first time this season. • Put Duke ahead 64-63 with a made free throw with 1:00 remaining only to see Virginia counter with two made free throws that pushed the Cavaliers ahead 65-64 with 38 seconds left. He followed with a made three-pointer with 22 seconds left to push Duke ahead for good. • Sank a season-high seven field goals on a season-high 11 field goal attempts. Also set season highs with four made three-pointers on five attempts.