Durham, N.C. — Duke’s sophomore forward, Rodney Hood scored a career-high 30 points Tuesday night. His offensive effort helped the sixth ranked Blue Devils beat a tough East Carolina team 83-74 in the Season Tipoff of the NIT.
Freshman star Jabari Parker scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Duke.
Duke led by one with 7 minutes left, but in the final stages of the game, they showed why they belong and East Carolina does not. Jabari and the Blue Devils have advanced to the semifinals in Madison Square Garden.
A round of applause is in order for the East Carolina Pirates. After being down by double digits early in the game, they fought back and came close to taking the lead from the Blue Devils. Prince Williams scored 15 points for the Pirates...Read More