10:25 PM ET, November 12, 2013
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Rodney Hood, 21 from guard Quinn Cook and 20 from guard Rasheed Sulaimon.Perhaps that balance is why Self is apprehensive of facing Duke so early in the season."I think we're ready," Self said. "I wish that we had a couple more weeks, and I'm sure all teams this time of year wish they had a couple more weeks before they play somebody of the quality of opponent Duke is."Like Parker, Wiggins has a strong supporting cast, which includes sophomores Perry Ellis and Andrew White III. They had 12 points each against the Warhawks, while Ellis pulled down eight rebounds and blocked two shots.Freshman center Joel Embiid also showed outstanding flashes in his debut, totaling nine points and grabbing four rebounds but also committing four fouls in 11 minutes. He and fellow freshman guard Wayne Selden Jr. (eight points, four assists) are also considered likely lottery picks.Naadir Tharpe is expected to be available after serving a one-game suspension for playing in an unauthorized summer league game. The junior guard averaged 5.5 points and 3.1 assists as a reserve last season, but he'll have to fend off freshman Frank Mason for a starting spot.Mason had three points and five assists in 18 minutes at the point Friday.While many scouts may be tracking Parker and Wiggins to judge their status for June, Duke and Kansas are looking for a lesson that could lead to success come March."It's a big learning curve for us right now," Hood said. "We're a young team and in order for us to be confident, we gotta do it through accomplishment. We gotta beat really good teams. We gotta go into Chicago and make things happen."Duke leads the all-time series with Kansas 7-2. Three of those meetings have come since 2000, including a 68-61 Blue Devils win in Maui on Nov. 23, 2011."It's going to be a pretty good matchup, two high-profile teams," White said, "but we're not paying too much attention to the hype that's out there."
|Avg Points Allowed||70.5||67.1|
|» Nov 12, 2013||KU 94, @DUKE 83||Recap|
Andrew Wiggins and Perry Ellis led the Jayhawks with 16 paint points each on a combined 16-of-21 shooting in the paint, including 9-of-12 in the second half. Duke scored five second-chance points off of five offensive rebounds Tuesday. The Blue Devils had four games with fewer than five second chance points all of last season.
Despite having the same number of touches in the second half as he did in the first half, Jabari Parker scored half as many points. Perry Ellis did the best job on Parker defensively in the game, limiting him to 2-of-6 from the field.[+]
Jabari Parker Offense, Tuesday
Kansas outscored Duke 19-7 in transition Tuesday. Andrew Wiggins outscored the Blue Devils by himself on the break, scoring a game-high eight points in transition.[+]
Transition Offense, Tuesday
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