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AP: Duke Only Need Scout Purdue's Games After Hummel's Injury
Monday 03/23/2010  -  Associated Press
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DURHAM, N.C. — In some ways, Duke's coaches have an easy scouting job this week as they prepare to meet Purdue on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's South Regional semifinals in Houston.

Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski said there's not much sense in watching film of the first 3½ months of Purdue's season, because the Boilermakers (29-5) became a completely different team after forward Robbie Hummel suffered a season-ending knee injury on Feb. 24.

Lewis Jackson, a 5-foot-9 sophomore guard, has replaced the 6-9 senior Hummel in the starting lineup. And Purdue, which played with three guards and two forwards before Hummel's injury, now spreads four guards around the perimeter with 6-foot-10 JaJuan Johnson at center.

"They've changed their style," Krzyzewski said Tuesday. "They still run motion (offense) and play man (on defense), but now they can have four guards around Johnson. They run their motion offense just a little bit differently than they did with Hummel, and they've had success doing it."

Purdue was a candidate for a No. 1 regional seed in the NCAA tournament until Hummel, who averaged 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, was hurt. The Boilermakers, who were 24-3 with Hummel, went 3-2 in their first five games without him, including a 69-42 debacle of a loss in the Big Ten tournament against Minnesota.

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