Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 01/18/2014
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Duke 95, NC State 60
• The 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, is in attendance at the Duke-NC State game. Former President Bush is on hand to recognize head coach Mike Krzyzewski for his commitment and leadership in working toward eliminating cancer as a public health threat. • Former President Bush is the first sitting or former president of the United States to attend a Duke basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The only previous U.S. President to appear in Cameron was President Ronald Reagan, who came to speak at an anti-drug seminar February 8, 1988. • Former President Bush has previously seen Duke play in person in Houston, Texas, in the Blue Devils’ Elite Eight victory over Baylor March 28, 2010.
United States Presidents at Duke/Trinity 1905: Theodore Roosevelt - spoke near East Campus, praised Trinity’s stand for academic freedom after the Bassett Affair *1959: John F. Kennedy gave a talk in Page Auditorium, organized by the Duke University Union *1966: Richard Nixon spoke at a Law Day Program *1968: Gerald Ford spoke on U.S. Economic policy, organized by the Duke University Union 1988: Ronald Reagan spoke at Cameron Indoor Stadium as part of a conference on substance abuse 1997: Jimmy Carter served as commencement speaker 1998: George H. W. Bush served as commencement speaker 2009: Bill Clinton spoke at a celebration of John Hope Franklin
*visit occurred prior to presidential term
Team Notes: • Duke topped 90 points for the fifth time this season. All of Duke’s 90-plus-point games this season have come in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The 95 points are Duke’s most against an ACC opponent since Duke last faced NC State, which was a 98-85 victory on Feb. 7, 2013. • Duke scored at least 90 points in back-to-back games in the series against NC State for the first time since a three-game stretch with 90+ from Jan. 21, 1993 to Jan. 20, 1994. • The 35-point win was Duke’s largest margin of victory over an opponent in Cameron Indoor Stadium since an 88-47 win over Cornell on Dec. 19, 2012. It was Duke’s largest margin of victory over an ACC opponent anywhere since an 85-44 win over Maryland in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Jan. 24, 2009. • NC State grabbed the first 12 rebounds of the game, but Duke outrebounded the Wolfpack 32-19 the rest of the way. • Duke logged a 2.38:1 assist-to-turnover ratio for the game, which ranks as the third highest this season. The Blue Devils rank 11th nationally with a 1.61:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. • Duke got 38 points from its bench, the second most this season. Rasheed Sulaimon scored 13 points off the bench, and Andre Dawkins added 11 to mark the second time this season Duke has had multiple double-figure scorers off the bench. Sulaimon and Dawkins both scored in double figures against Elon on Dec. 31, 2013, as well. • President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was in attendance Saturday to honor Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski for his commitment and leadership in working toward eliminating cancer as a public health threat. • Duke honored the 1964 and 1989 Blue Devil teams, both of which advanced to the NCAA Final Four. The 1964 squad was coached by Vic Bubas and made Duke’s first NCAA Championship appearance, while the 1989 squad was Coach K’s third Final Four team. • Duke improved its home-court winning streak to 27 consecutive games, the longest streak in the nation. Duke is 11-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium this season. • Duke had a 20-point scorer for the 16th time in 18 games. Jabari Parker scored a team-high 23 points for his team-leading 11th 20-point game of the season. Duke has combined for 25 20-point games this season, including eight from Rodney Hood (plus one 30-point game), three from Quinn Cook, two from Rasheed Sulaimon and one from Andre Dawkins. • Duke scored a season-high 33 points off 21 NC State turnovers. NC State managed just two points off eight Duke turnovers. Duke has committed eight or fewer turnovers in five of the past six games. • Duke logged 19 assists on 33 made field goals. The 19 assists tie for the third most for Duke this season and the most in ACC play. • Duke used the starting lineup of Quinn Cook, Rodney Hood, Amile Jefferson, Matt Jones and Jabari Parker for the second straight game. It was the second career start for Jones, while Cook and Parker have started all 18 games in 2013-14. • Duke took a 45-32 lead into halftime, marking the 17th time in 18 games Duke has led at the break. Duke has not trailed at halftime all season. • Duke’s 45 points were the most in a first half since jumping out to a 53-39 lead over Gardner-Webb on Dec. 13, 2013. • Duke extended a streak of 16 consecutive home wins over NC State. The streak dates back to a 79-76 overtime win against the Wolfpack on Feb. 17, 1996. NC State has not won in Cameron Indoor Stadium since Jan. 18, 1995.
Quinn Cook • Made his 52nd consecutive start, the longest active streak on the team. • Scored in double figures for the 14th time this season, logging 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Duke is 11-3 this season and 34-7 all-time when Cook scores 10 or more points. • Hit a three-pointer in the 14th straight game and finished 2-of-6 from behind the line. • Committed just one turnover in 25 minutes for his eighth game with one or zero turnovers this season.
Andre Dawkins • Scored 11 points for his eighth double-figure scoring game of the season. Dawkins hit 4-of-9 shots from the field and 3-of-7 from three-point range for his seventh game with three or more three-pointers this season. • Pushed his career three-point total to 203, ranking 13th on Duke’s all-time list. Dawkins trails Chris Collins (1993-96) by six for 12th on the Duke career list.
Josh Hairston • Grabbed a season-high five rebounds and matched a career high with four offensive boards. • Scored four points on a tip-in and a putback dunk.
Rodney Hood • Scored in double figures for the 16th time in 18 games, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting. The nine field goal attempts were Hood’s fewest since shooting 3-of-8 against Eastern Michigan on Dec. 28, 2013. • Did not attempt a free throw for only the third time in 18 games. • Hit a three-pointer in the 15th straight game, the longest active streak on the team. Hood finished 1-of-4 from three-point range and is shooting .457 (37-of-81) this season. • Matched a career high with three steals. Cook last reached that mark against Alabama on Nov. 27, 2013.
Amile Jefferson • Led Duke in rebounding for the seventh time in the past 10 games. Cook finished with eight boards for his 10th consecutive game with at least six rebounds. He is averaging 9.1 rebounds per game during that stretch. • Hauled in multiple offensive rebounds for the ninth straight game. Jefferson leads Duke with 42 offensive rebounds this season.
Jabari Parker • Scored a team-high 23 points to tie the Duke record for most 20-point games by a freshman, matching the mark of 11 set by Gene Banks in 1977-78. Parker ranks tied for 10th on the ACC list for most 20-point games by a freshman. • Scored in double figures for the 17th time in 18 games and led Duke in scoring for the team-leading ninth time this season. • Was the only Duke player to shoot free throws in the first half, finishing 7-of-10 from the line on the way to 14 first-half points. Parker did not attempt a free throw in the second half. • Recorded at least six boards for the 15th time in 18 games. • Matched a career high with three steals.
Rasheed Sulaimon • Scored 13 points for his fifth double-figure scoring outing in his past seven games. Sulaimon managed just two double-figure scoring games in Duke’s previous 11 games. He is averaging 11.0 points during the past seven games compared to 6.5 points in 11 games prior. Duke is 26-3 all-time and 6-1 this season when Sulaimon scores in double figures. • Dished out a season-high six assists. • Logged all of his offensive production in just 17 minutes of play.