Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 03/05/2014
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Wake Forest 82, Duke 72
Team Notes: • Duke lost to Wake Forest for the first time since Jan. 28, 2009, snapping a streak of eight straight victories over the Demon Deacons. Duke had won three straight contests against the Demon Deacons in Lawrence Joel Coliseum. • Duke led Wake Forest 66-59 with 5:44 remaining, but the Deacons mounted a 17-0 run to stake a 77-66 lead. Wake Forest outscored Duke 23-6 over the final 5:20 of the game as the Blue Devils hit just 2-of-10 field goals during that stretch. • Duke shot just .222 (6-of-27) from three-point range for the team’s second-lowest three-point shooting percentage of the season. Only Duke’s .208 (5-of-24) clip in a 69-67 win on Feb. 15 was lower. • Wake Forest attempted nearly twice as many free throws as Duke did, hot shooting Duke 34 foul shots to 18. The Blue Devils were whistled for 27 fouls, while the Demon Deacons were called for 13. The +14 foul discrepancy was the largest of the season against Duke. • The Blue Devils outrebounded Wake Forest 37-35 and suffered their first loss this season when outrebounding the opposition. Duke is 16-1 on the year when outrebounding its opponent. • Duke entered halftime trailing for only the second time all season. Wake Forest built a 36-33 lead at the break, marking the first time since No. 2 Syracuse led 38-35 at halftime on Feb. 1. • Duke played its 248th consecutive game as a ranked team. The Blue Devils are 205-43 (.827) during that run, which began at the start of the 2007-08 season.
Andre Dawkins • Scored seven points to increase his career points total to 997. Dawkins is on the verge of becoming the 63rd 1,000-point scorer in Duke history.
Rodney Hood • Extend his ACC-leading streak of 27 consecutive games with a three-pointer. Hood is shooting .425 (62-of-146) from three-point range this season, the second-best clip in the ACC behind only teammate Andre Dawkins’ .441 (60-of-136) percentage. • Scored in double figures for the 26th time this season and sixth straight game.
Jabari Parker • Logged his sixth double-double in the past seven games and his 12th such game of the season, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Parker surpassed Mike Gminski (1976-77) for the second most double-doubles by a Duke freshman and is just one shy of tying Gene Banks (1977-78) for the school freshman record. Parker has nine double-doubles in his past 12 games. • Extended a streak of 13 consecutive double-figure scoring games. Parker has scored in double figures in 28 of Duke’s 30 games, the fifth most by a Duke freshman. His 28 double-figure scoring games are the most by a Duke freshman since Austin Rivers logged 30 in 2011-12.
Marshall Plumlee • Continued his stretch of improved play, contributing six points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench. Six of Plumlee’s boards came on the offensive end. Over his past four games, Plumlee is averaging 4.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. • Added two blocks to extend his career-long streak of four straight games with a block. • Plumlee’s six offensive rebounds led to seven Duke points.
Rasheed Sulaimon • Scored in double figures for the seventh time in Duke’s past nine games, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting. Sulaimon has scored 10-plus points 15 times this season, including in 11 of Duke’s 17 ACC games. • Dished out four assists. Over Duke’s past 14 games, Sulaimon leads Duke with 54 assists, averaging 3.9 assists per game with a 2.35 assist-to-turnover ratio.