Game preview: Duke vs. Kansas

Posted by Laura Keeley on November 12, 2013 

Jabari Parker (1) will be all over the floor for Duke

CHUCK LIDDY

No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Kansas

10 p.m.

Where: United Center, Chicago

TV/Radio: ESPN, WKIX-102.9 FM

Line: Duke by 5

Pregame reading: Jabari Parker vs. Andre Wiggins? Try Duke vs. Kansas

Projected starting lineups:

Duke (1-0)

G Quinn Cook, Jr., 21 ppg, 8 apg

G Tyler Thornton, Sr., 6 ppg, 2 apg

F Rodney Hood, R-So., 22 ppg, 9 rpg

F Jabari Parker, Fr., 22 ppg, 6 rpg

F Amile Jefferson, So., 10 ppg, 0 rpg

Kansas (1-0)

G Naadir Tharpe, Jr., (season debut)

G Wayne Selden Jr., Fr., 8 ppg, 4 apg

G Andrew Wiggins, Fr., 16 ppg, 3 rpg

F Perry Ellis, So., 12 ppg, 8 rpg

F Tarik Black, Sr., 8 ppg, 7 rpg

Player to watch

Andrew Wiggins, G, Kansas

You may have heard of him. The No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2013 is a long, skilled, athletic wing who is a candidate to go No. 1 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. He’s listed as a guard but projects as a small forward at the next level, can shoot the 3 and drive to the basket. Expect Rodney Hood to guard him.

Observations

In the 111-77 win against Davidson, the Blue Devils, for the first time in their long, storied history, had four players finish with more than 20 points: Parker (22), Hood (22), Cook (21) and Rasheed Sulaimon (20).

Parker was one point shy of tying Shavlik Randolph’s record of points for a freshman in a season opener (23 against Army on Nov. 23, 2002).

While Sulaimon’s point total draws the most attention, he also tied his career-high with seven rebounds in the Davidson win. That’s the kind of effort that will get him back in the starting lineup.

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