Team Notes: • The loss snapped a streak of 22 consecutive regular-season, neutral-site wins for Duke. Duke had not lost on a neutral court during the regular season since a 65-64 defeat at the hands of No. 11 Pittsburgh on Dec. 20, 2007. • Duke fell to 24-12 under Coach K in matchups between AP top-five teams. Prior to the loss, Duke had won three straight games against top-five teams when ranked in the top five as well. • The loss was Duke’s third in 10 games in the all-time series against Kansas. Duke is 7-3 against the Jayhawks. • Duke used the starting lineup of Quinn Cook, Rodney Hood, Amile Jefferson, Jabari Parker and Tyler Thornton for the second straight game. Those five combined for 68 of Duke’s 83 points, while all but Thornton scored in double figures. • Head coach Mike Krzyzewski fell to 958-298 (.763) overall and 885-239 (.787) at Duke. Krzyzewski is the all-time NCAA Division I leader in wins and ranks second in wins at one school behind Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim.
Quinn Cook • Scored in double figures for the 28th time in his career and second this season with 10 points. • Dished out three assists to just one turnover, bringing his season assist-to-turnover ratio to 11:1.
Rodney Hood • Posted double-digit scoring for the second straight game, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting. • Led the team with four assists.
Amile Jefferson • Turned in his second straight double-digit scoring effort with 17 points on 7-of-8 shootingg. • Hit his first five field goal attempts of the game and finished 7-of-8 from the floor. Jefferson is shooting a team-leading 11-of-13 (.846) from the field this season.
Jabari Parker • Reached the 20-point plateau for the second straight game, becoming only the second Duke freshman to reach 20 points in each of his first two games (Luol Deng, 2003-04). • Has a combined 49 points through his first two games, the highest two-game total to start a career in Duke history (chart below). • Scored 19 points in the first half, 12 of which came from three-point range on 4-of-5 shooting. The 19 first-half points were the most by a Duke player in a first half since Ryan Kelly had 20 against Miami on March 2, 2013. The four first-half three-pointers are also the most since Kelly hit five in the opening frame that night against Miami. • Connected on his first two 3-point attempts to extend his made 3-pointer streak to five before missing on his third attempt of the game. Parker hit the first five 3-pointers of his Duke career and is shooting .700 (7-of-10) from beyond the arc through two games. • Recorded his first career four-point play and Duke’s first such play of the season.
Duke – Highest Two-Game Scoring Total To Start a Career 49 – Jabari Parker, 11/8/13 vs. Davidson (22); 11/13/13 vs. Kansas (27) 41 – Luol Deng, 11/22/03 vs. Detroit (21); 11/27/03 vs. Pacific (20) 40 – Shavlik Randolph, 11/23/02 vs. Army (23); 11/25/02 vs. Davidson (17) 39 - Bill McCaffrey, 11/25/89 vs. Harvard (22); 11/29/89 vs. Canisius (17) 38 – Gene Banks, 11/26/77 vs. Johns Hopkins (14); 11/29/77 vs. Washington College (24)
Rasheed Sulaimon • Posted his second straight double-figure scoring game off the bench, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
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