Team Notes: • Duke lost to North Carolina in the Dean E. Smith Center for the first time since March 5, 2011. Duke had won back-to-back games in Chapel Hill and three of the past four road meetings in the series entering tonight’s game. • The loss marked the first time since March 9, 2003, that an unranked North Carolina team beat a ranked Duke team and the first time since March 4, 1990 that an unranked North Carolina team beat a top-five Duke team. • North Carolina outscored Duke 31-14 over the final 13:37 to overcome a double-digit deficit. Duke hit just 5-of-23 field goals during that stretch and missed 13 in a row. • Duke held North Carolina leading scorer Marcus Paige scoreless in the first half, forcing him to miss his only two field goal attempts. Paige bounced back to score all 13 of his points in the second half, including nine in the final 10 minutes. • North Carolina attempted 31 free throws, while Duke shot just 12. The 19-shot discrepancy was the highest against Duke this season. • North Carolina hit just two three-pointers, marking the 23rd time this season Duke has held the opposition to five made three-pointers or fewer. Opponents average just 4.0 made three-pointers per game and are shooting .306 (108-of-353) against Duke this season. • Duke suffered its third loss to an unranked team this season. Duke is 20-3 against teams outside of the top 25 this season and 713-114 all-time against unranked teams under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. • Duke carried a 37-30 lead into halftime, marking the 25th time this season Duke has led at the break. Duke has trailed at halftime just once in 27 games this season. • Duke played its 245th consecutive game as a ranked team. The Blue Devils are 203-42 (.829) during that run, which began at the start of the 2007-08 season. • Coach K fell to 39-38 in his career against North Carolina. He has won seven of the past 10 meetings against the Tar Heels.
Quinn Cook • Tied Jabari Parker for the team lead with 17 points, hitting 7-of-13 field goals including 3-of-7 from the three-point line. The double-digit scoring performance was Cook’s second in his past four games after logging just one double-figure scoring performance in his previous eight games. • Scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, hitting 5-of-8 field goals in the final 20 minutes.
Andre Dawkins • Scored five points to improve his career scoring total to 987. Dawkins is on the verge of becoming the 63rd player in school history to reach, 1,000 points.
Rodney Hood • Scored 16 points for his 22nd double-figure scoring game of the season. Hood hit 7-of-15 field goals and 2-of-6 three-pointers. • Hit a three-pointer in the 24th straight game, the longest active streak on the team. Hood is shooting .449 (57-of-127) from three-point range this season, the second-best clip in the ACC behind only teammate Andre Dawkins’ .460 (58-of-126) percentage. • Went back-to-back games without attempt a free throw.
Jabari Parker • Logged his third double-double in the past four games and his 10th such game of the season, finishing with a team-high 17 points and 11 rebounds. Parker has six double-double in his past nine games and ranks third on Duke’s freshman double-double chart. He also ranks third with 10 double-figure rebounding games. • Extended a streak of 10 consecutive double-figure scoring games. Parker has scored in double figures in 25 of Duke’s 27 games, tied for the seventh most by a Duke freshman. His 25 double-figure scoring games are the most by a Duke freshman since Austin Rivers logged 30 in 2011-12. • Blocked multiple shots for the fourth straight game, finishing with two against the Tar Heels. Parker leads Duke with 36 blocks and ranks sixth on Duke’s freshman blocks list. • Hit at least six field goals for the seventh straight game, his longest such streak since he opened the season with 12 straight games of 6+ field goals.