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Jabari Parker Leads Duke Past UNC Asheville In NIT Season Tip-Off

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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 NIT.

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 and 2009-10.

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