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Duke adds to home streak

Chicago high school standout Jabari Parker says the Devils are pleased but not “out of their minds’’ about his choice.

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Chicago high school standout Jabari Parker says the Devils are pleased but not “out of their minds’’ about his choice.

DURHAM, N.C. — Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke beat Elon 76-54 Thursday night for its 100th straight nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Tyler Thornton hit 3-pointers 30 seconds apart that helped the Blue Devils (11-0) pull away midway through the second half.

With Duke playing on back-to-back nights, its defense picked up a sluggish offense. Duke, held to 43 percent shooting, converted 17 turnovers into 19 points. "I thought we were mentally tired," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "The season is not going to be a perfect one, and I'm proud that we kept playing defense.''

Duke last lost to a non-ACC team at Cameron on Feb. 26, 2000, to St. John's.

No. 2 Michigan 93, E. Mich. 54: Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and a career-high seven assists for the host Wolverines (12-0), off to their best start since 16-0 in 1985-86. Michigan took control with an early 20-0 run.

UCF 83, STETSON 66: Isaiah Sykes had his first career triple double as the host Knights (7-3) routed the Hatters (3-8). Sykes, a junior, had 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. Chris Perez of Oldsmar Christian scored 20 for Stetson.

Texas: Coach Rick Barnes denied a Yahoo report that sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo will be suspended by the NCAA for the rest of the season. The report said Kabongo supplied inaccurate information during an investigation into whether he violated his amateur status by accepting impermissible benefits from an agent.

Women

UF 88, savannah st. 38: Jennifer George had 14 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double double and the 23rd of her career, and the host Gators (9-3) rolled on the first day of the Gator Holiday Classic. UF faces Central Michigan at 7 tonight in the title game. The Chippewas (5-4) beat St. Joseph's 98-84.

No. 5 N. Dame 87, K-state 57: Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 22 in the first half, when the Irish (8-1) took a 49-25 lead in the second round of the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas.

No. 9 Maryland 69, Del. 53: Tianna Hawkins had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the visiting Terps (8-2) hounded Elena Delle Donne in her return from Lyme disease. Delle Donne played for the second time this season after missing a month. She had 19 points and six rebounds, shooting 7-for-23.

Cal St. Northridge 77, No. 12 UCLA 72: Ashlee Guay scored a career-high 28 and freshman Marta Masoni made a season-high six 3-pointers as the visiting Matadors upset the Bruins (7-2). Cal State Northridge (6-4) had never beaten a ranked team.

No. 18 Okla. 70, UC Riverside 46: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 for the host Sooners (9-2), who never trailed and led 32-22 at halftime.

No. 20 Texas 53, Cornell 40: Freshman Imani McGee-Stafford posted her fourth double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, helping the host Longhorns (7-2) control the boards 48-28.

NO. 22 TEXAS A&M 78, Odu 55: Kelsey Bone scored a career-high 33 and had 14 rebounds for the Aggies (8-3) in the World Vision Classic at Las Vegas.

Duquesne 62, No. 24 West Va. 54: Wumi Agunbiade scored 15 and the visiting Dukes (11-1) held the Mountaineers (7-3) to 17 of 57 shooting, 29.8 percent.

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Prized recruit likes Donovan but picks Duke

Jabari Parker, the No. 2-ranked recruit of the class of 2013, ended months of speculation when he said he would sign with Duke. The 6-foot-8 small forward from Chicago's Simeon Career Academy also had Florida, Michigan State, Stanford and BYU in the running. Parker has been Duke's top target in this class since the conclusion of his freshman year. Parker said Florida's Billy Donovan was his favorite coach on a personal basis during the process but cited Duke's Mike Krzyzewski as the reason for his decision: "He's Coach K, the guru of all basketball right now. … He just said congratulations and they were pleased (he was signing). They're not out of their minds. They land players like me all the time."

Duke adds to home streak 12/20/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 11:54pm]

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