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Notes: Duke 66, Virginia Tech 48
Friday 02/25/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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Duke 66, Virginia Tech 48

Team Notes:
•    Duke extended its homecourt win streak to 32 games, the longest active streak in the nation. Duke is 16-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium this season after finishing 16-0 on Coach K Court in 2012-13.
•    Rodney Hood finished with a game-high 21 points, giving Duke a 20-point scorer in 22 of 29 contests. Jabari Parker leads Duke with 15 20-point games, while Hood has nine (plus one 30-point outing), Quinn Cook has four and Andre Dawkins and Rasheed Sulaimon both have two.
•    Duke attempted 30-plus three-pointers for the third time this season and hit 10 of them, giving Duke double-digit treys for the 16th time. Duke averages 9.28 made three-pointers per game, which would rank as the second-highest clip in school history. Duke’s .401 three-point percentage would rank fourth in the school record books.
•    Led by Jabari Parker’s 12 boards, Duke outrebounded Virginia Tech 36-30 and hauled in 14 offensive rebounds. Duke has outrebounded the opposition in 16 of 29 games this season and grabbed double-figure offensive rebounds 19 times. Duke is 16-0 when outrebounding opponents this season and 18-3 when grabbing 10 or more offensive rebounds.
•    Duke tied a season low by attempting just 11 free throws. Duke hit eight of those for a .727 percentage.
•    Duke registered 11 steals, its most since a 14-steal effort against NC State on Jan. 18. Duke scored 22 points off turnovers against Virginia Tech.
•    Duke entered halftime with a 32-20 lead. Duke has trailed at the half just once all season.
•    Duke played its 247th consecutive game as a ranked team. The Blue Devils are 205-42 (.830 during that run, which began at the start of the 2007-08 season.

Player Notes:

Rodney Hood
•    Scored a game-high 21 points for his 23rd double-figure scoring game and 10th 20-plus-point game of the season. Hood hit 9-of-17 field goals and 3-of-7 three-pointers. Six of Hood’s 20-point games have come in Cameron Indoor Stadium, including his career-best 30-point outing against East Carolina on Nov. 19.
•    Hit 3-of-7 three-pointers to extend an ACC-leading streak of 26 consecutive games with a trey. Hood is shooting .436 (61-of-140) from three-point range this season, the second-best clip in the ACC behind only teammate Andre Dawkins’ .447 (59-of-132) percentage.
•    Registered four assists that led directly to 10 points.

Amile Jefferson
•    Contributed an efficient 26 minutes, finishing 3-of-3 from the field with six points and eight rebounds. Four of Jefferson’s rebounds came on the offensive glass, giving him 77 offensive boards this season.

Jabari Parker
•    Logged his fifth double-double in the past six games and his 12th such game of the season, finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Parker is tied with Mike Gminski (1976-77) for the second most double-doubles by a Duke freshman and is just two shy of tying Gene Banks (1977-78) for the school freshman record. Parker has eight double-doubles in his past 11 games.
•    Filled the stat sheet with five offensive rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three steals. The three steals matched a career high, while the three blocks gave him multiple rejects in six of his past seven games.
•    Extended a streak of 12 consecutive double-figure scoring games. Parker has scored in double figures in 27 of Duke’s 29 games, tied for the fifth most by a Duke freshman. His 26 double-figure scoring games are the most by a Duke freshman since Austin Rivers logged 30 in 2011-12.
•    Snapped an eight-game streak of at least six made field goals, finishing 3-of-11 from the floor. Parker had shot .559 (19-of-34) from the field over his previous three games before shooting .272 against the Hokies.

Marshall Plumlee
•    Scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting and grabbed six offensive rebounds in 12 minutes of action. Plumlee also added one block. Over his past 10 games, Plumlee is averaging 2.4 points and 3.8 rebounds and 11.8 minutes per game, compared to 0.7 points, 1.2 rebounds and 6.8 minutes in 15 games prior.

Rasheed Sulaimon
•    Scored in double figures for the seventh time in Duke’s past nine games, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Sulaimon has scored 10-plus points 14 times this season, including in 10 of Duke’s 16 ACC games.
•    Hit 4-of-9 three-pointers to increase his three-point shooting percentage in ACC play to a team-leading .472 (25-of-53).
•    Dished out five assists without committing a single turnover in 36 minutes of action. Over Duke’s past 13 games, Sulaimon leads Duke with 50 assists, averaging 3.9 assists per game with a 2.63 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Tyler Thornton
•    Drew his team-leading ninth charge of the season.
•    Led Duke with seven assists without committing a turnover in 33 minutes of action. Over his past seven games, Thornton has 29 assists and just three turnovers.


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