Freshman phenom Jabari Parker led the Duke Blue Devils with 23 points as they knocked off the North Carolina State Wolfpack 95-60 at Cameron Indoor Stadium to improve to 14-4 and improve their ACC record to 3-2.
NC State drops to 11-7 and 1-4 in the ACC as they had no answer for the relentless pressure the Duke defense threw at the Wolfpack as they committed 21 turnovers, 15 coming before halftime, on the afternoon.
They were only able to make four more field goals than turnovers as Duke barely broke a sweat as they picked up their biggest win over one of their in-state rivals in 12 years. NC State is still in search for their first win in Cameron since 1995.
“Actually everything today was really good,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Our team was outstanding.”
Outstanding is an understatement as Parker, the top freshman in the country, added seven rebounds and three steals to his 23 points he accumulated on 7-14 shooting.
Duke is at Miami on Jan. 22 and NC State hosts Maryland on Jan. 20 as these two teams are headed in opposite directions geographically and in the ACC standings.