DURHAM, N.C. - Jabari Parker had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke beat UNC Asheville
91-55 on Monday night in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Rodney Hood had 15 of his 18 points in the first half for the Blue Devils (3-1),
who never trailed and shot 57 percent.
Duke held a 42-28 rebounding
advantage, built a 20-point first-half lead and coasted to its 104th straight
nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Sam Hughes scored 16 points
for the Bulldogs (1-3). They shot 33 percent and never got closer than 18 points
in the second half.
UNC Asheville was beaten soundly by its second top-10
opponent in 11 days after being routed 89-57 by then-No. 1 Kentucky.
Andre Dawkins ad 13 points and Quinn Cook and freshman Semi Ojeleye added 10 apiece to help Duke improve to 23-2 in the preseason
The Blue Devils have won the tournament four times and two of those
titles came during their most recent national championship seasons in 2000-01
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