Another day, another big performance by super freshman Jabari Parker. The Duke forward led the Blue Devils on Monday with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in a 91-55 home victory against UNC Asheville.
Four other players scored in double-figures for Mike Krzyzewski's team, but it was Duke's defense that set the tone. The ball pressure got in the way of the Bulldogs getting into their offense, and the result was a 33 percent shooting night. Then Duke got into transition by dominating the rebounding battle, 42-28, after all those misses.
Parker often pushed the ball off the rebounds, and he got help from fellow forward Rodney Hood -- who added 18 points and three three-pointers -- and point guard Quinn Cook's 10 points and five assists. Off the bench, Andre Dawkins also hit three triples en route to 13 points, and Semi Ojeleye added 10 more for the Blue Devils.
Duke (3-1) led from the get-go, gradually building its advantage. The Blue Devils led 48-28 at the half and finished the game shooting 57 percent overall and 44 percent from three.
UNC Asheville got 16 points from forward Sam Hughes, and guard David Robertson came off the bench to add 12.