A quick spin through the box score shows some interesting stuff.Â
- First, Duke held the Bandits to 29.2%, which is pretty good - and shot
63.6% overall themselves, and 50% from behind the line.Â The Aussies
did win the free throw battle, 73.7 %Â to 66.7,% but in a traditional
Duke strength, Duke shot more than the Aussies attempted
- Duke had 36 assists, which is pretty high. Last season there were games
where Duke had 12 or 14. Duke also had 12 blocks and 9 steals, which is also
- Duke outrebounded the Aussies 49-32, but the Aussies did better on the
offensive end 10-9.Â Â On the other hand, Duke only missed 24 shots
and got 9 second chances.
- Other interesting stats - Boozer shot 6-8 from the floor, 10-11 from the
line for 22 points. He also had 7 boards.Â Not a bad recovery - and not
bad for a guy whose heart was recently questioned.
- Battier hit 5Â from behind the line. and also had 4 blocks.
- Carrawell had 10 assists, which is more than we ever remember him
having.Â He also snagged two blocks.
- Aside from shooting well and several stunning passes (eight assists),
Jason Williams had another nice rebounding night, grabbing 7.Â He had
five turnovers also, unfortunately.
- Despite appearing frustrated and making a few dumb moves, Dunleavy's stats
were solid - 50% shooting, 5 boards, and a block. 3 turnovers though.
- Sanders got 12 minutes, 10 points, 2 blocks, an assist, but only 1 board.
- The only scholarship player who didn't get an assist? Battier.
- Seven players scored in double figures
- Andre Buckner got more rebounds than Sanders (2 to Sanders 1)
- Nick Horvath got 4 boards, 3 assists, 2Â turnovers, and a block.
- The Aussies only had thee players score in double figures. The next
highest had 6.
- The Aussies have one guy 6-9, one 6-8, and one who is 6-7. Not a huge