DURHAM, N.C. -- Freshman point guard Tyus Jones earned the first ACC Rookie of the Week award of his college career Monday, as announced by the conference office and voted on by a select panel of media members. Teammate Jahlil Okafor earned the honor the previous three weeks, making it four consecutive weeks a Duke freshman received the accolade.
The Apple Valley, Minn., native helped lead the fourth-ranked Blue Devils to an 80-70 road victory over No. 2 Wisconsin Wednesday, scoring a team-high 22 points, while also leading Duke in rebounds (six) and assists (four). Jones shot 7-of-11 from the field, including 2-of-3 from three-point range and 6-of-8 from the foul line as Duke won its eighth straight game by 10-or-more points. In the victory over Wisconsin, Duke shot an impressive 65.2 percent from the field, marking the first time in the 18-year history of the Kohl Center that a Wisconsin opponent shot over 60 percent.
Duke returns to competition Monday, Dec. 15, welcoming Elon to Cameron Indoor Stadium. The contest, scheduled for a 7 p.m. tipoff, is set to air live on ESPNU.