Hood, Parker shine as Blue Devils win exhbition opener

Oct. 26, 2013 @ 10:00 PM

Duke showcased its depth of youth and talent in grinding out a 103-67 win over Division II Bowie State at sold-out Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

In taking on the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA) preseason favorite in their first preseason game of the year, the Blue Devils outpaced and outdistanced themselves from the Bulldogs in a manner that emphasized the speed and aggressive defensive style that Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski wants this year’s team to play with.

“I thought it was a great opener for our guys,” Krzyzewski said. “... They have a lot of guys who can handle the ball. They’re confident kids and they like to score the ball and press and I thought they went after us the whole game. (Our) 20 assists and nine turnovers I thought was really a good thing. We’re playing a faster style and as a result, when you get your shot, you’ve been running, you’ve been pressing. I thought we took good shots.”

Redshirt sophomore forward Rodney Hood, a transfer from Mississippi State, led all scorers with 19 points, while freshman forward Jabari Parker (16 points, 5 assists, 4 steals) and guard Matt Jones (15 points), along with sophomore forward Amile Jefferson (15 points, 4 rebounds) led Duke’s offense.

Parker in particular got into his groove early, scoring Duke’s first points — a three-pointer, followed by a free throw, a steal and a slam dunk all in a span of 55 seconds that brought out a deserved roar from the crowd.

“Jabari Parker is a special player and the more he plays, the better he is going to be,” Krzyzewski said. “He is still learning. He has a huge upside even though he is really good now.”

Bowie State, led by seniors Brian Freeman (17 points) and Ray Gatling (12 points) gave Duke the best it had and trailed by only a point, 22-21, midway through the first half.

After the Bulldogs turned the ball over on an offensive goal violation, the Blue Devils offense developed the momentum it needed to eventually post an 11-2 run that extended Duke’s lead to 32-23 at the 7:23 mark.

It was a gap that started to widen as Duke led 54-40 at halftime.

“It felt good, just to have a good team effort,” Hood said. “We started off a little slow, but once we got into our rhythm, started hitting our free throws and got to moving, it felt good.“

Coupled with the Blue Devils’ increased on-ball defensive pressure oduring the second half, Krzyzewski was happy with the effort that eventually pushed Duke’s point total past 100 and its winning margin to 36.

“Our help side (defense) was better,” Krzyzewski said of the second half pressure. “Our help side in the first half was man-oriented. In the second, we told them that they had to come over more. We protected our basket better because we were over, and we were already there. We can do that. We have the quickness and athletic ability.”

As Duke’s endurance at both ends of the court wore the Bulldogs down, Krzyzewski was able to put all of his scholarship players on the floor to see significant action and all of his players saw more than a minute of playing time.

The bench contributed 42 points.

“Overall, it was a good performance,” Krzyzewski said.

“I thought our bench gave us great energy. Overall, it was a good performance in October.”

NOTES — Quinn Cook started at point guard, Rasheed Sulaimon and Hood on the wings and Jefferson and Parker in the post. ... On hand making their official campus visits were three of the nation’s top high school seniors — 6-10, 265 Jahlil Okafor of Chicago, 6-1, 171 point guard Tyus Jones of Apple Valley, Minn., and 6-5, 208 wing Justise Winslow of Houston. In the ESPN Top 100 ranking of high school senior prospects, Okafor is No. 1, Jones No. 4 and Winslow No. 14. Jones and Okafor are the top-rated players at their positions on the list.

The Duke student body was very much aware of the visitors, chanting their names repeatedly, each time followed by “Come to Duke.”

 

Official Basketball Box Score
Bowie State vs Duke
10-26-13 1:00 p.m. at Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)


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VISITORS: Bowie State
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
15 Brian Freeman....... f  7-12   0-0    3-6    2  1  3   4  17  0  1  1  0  21
20 Carlos Smith........ f  0-3    0-0    1-2    2  1  3   5   1  1  1  0  0  16
04 Cameron Knox........ g  1-3    0-0    0-0    2  2  4   1   2  1  4  0  1  15
21 Zafir Williams...... g  3-6    1-1    1-4    1  3  4   1   8  4  3  1  0  30
25 Donald Williams..... g  3-8    1-3    0-0    0  0  0   3   7  0  0  0  0  18
00 Julian Williams.....    1-3    0-1    0-1    0  0  0   1   2  1  0  0  0  10
01 Ray Gatling.........    3-7    0-1    6-8    0  3  3   3  12  3  4  0  0  27
10 Andre Jackson.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   3   0  0  0  0  1  11
11 Milan Durant........    1-3    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   4   2  0  4  0  0   8
22 Justin Beck.........    1-3    0-0    3-4    0  0  0   3   5  0  1  0  0   9
31 David Golladay......    4-5    0-0    1-2    2  2  4   2   9  0  2  0  0  20
34 Joel Clemmons.......    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2   2  0  1  0  0  10
45 Tai Marshall........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   0  1  0  0  0   5
   TEAM................                         2  2  4             2
   Totals..............   25-57   2-8   15-27  13 22 35  33  67 11 23  2  2 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-26 57.7%   2nd Half: 10-31 32.3%   Game: 43.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-2  50.0%   2nd Half:  1-6  16.7%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-16 56.3%   2nd Half:  6-11 54.5%   Game: 55.6%   6,1


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HOME TEAM: Duke
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Jabari Parker....... f  6-9    1-3    3-6    2  2  4   2  16  5  1  3  4  24
05 Rodney Hood......... f  6-10   1-4    6-8    3  5  8   2  19  4  1  1  0  28
21 Amile Jefferson..... f  6-7    0-0    3-6    1  3  4   2  15  0  0  0  1  16
02 Quinn Cook.......... g  1-4    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   2   2  3  2  0  0  14
14 Rasheed Sulaimon.... g  1-5    1-3    6-7    0  0  0   3   9  2  2  0  0  23
03 Tyler Thornton......    1-2    1-2    2-2    0  1  1   1   5  4  0  0  4  15
12 Alex Murphy.........    1-2    1-2    2-4    1  2  3   0   5  0  0  0  0  14
13 Matt Jones..........    4-9    2-6    5-6    3  1  4   2  15  1  1  0  1  20
15 Josh Hairston.......    2-6    0-1    1-2    4  2  6   3   5  0  1  0  1  12
20 Semi Ojeleye........    1-2    0-0    1-2    2  4  6   2   3  0  0  0  0  11
34 Andre Dawkins.......    1-7    0-6    0-1    0  0  0   0   2  1  1  0  1   9
40 Marshall Plumlee....    1-3    0-0    5-6    0  1  1   1   7  0  0  2  0  10
45 Nick Pagliuca.......    0-1    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
52 Todd Zafirovski.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   31-68   7-30  34-50  18 25 43  20 103 20  9  6 12 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-33 48.5%   2nd Half: 15-35 42.9%   Game: 45.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-16 31.3%   2nd Half:  2-14 14.3%   Game: 23.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 17-26 65.4%   2nd Half: 17-24 70.8%   Game: 68.0%   12


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Officials: Dwayne Gladden, Anthony Marotta, Clarence Armstrong
Technical fouls: Bowie State-Justin Beck. Duke-None.
Attendance: 9314
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Bowie State...................   40   27  -   67
Duke..........................   54   49  -  103
Exhibition Game 1
BSU - Smith fouled out at 12:23 in 2nd

Points in the paint-BSU 38,DU 38. Points off turnovers-BSU 9,DU 27.
2nd chance points-BSU 12,DU 14. Fast break points-BSU 4,DU 12.
Bench points-BSU 32,DU 42. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-1 time.
Last FG-BSU 2nd-03:00, DU 2nd-01:34.
Largest lead-BSU by 2 1st-19:09, DU by 38 2nd-04:43.