Earlier this week, Duke took over the top of Ken Pomeroys adjusted offensive efficiency list, averaging 128.6 points per 100 possessions against an average Division-I offense (or, if you prefer to think of it this way, the Blue Devils would average 1.286 points per possession against the average D-I defense).
Duke shoots well, especially from 3-point range. The Blue Devils 41.6 shooting percentage from 3-point range ranks fourth nationally, behind just Creighton (which slipped to No. 2 in adjusted offensive efficiency rankings) Rider and Utah State.
The Blue Devilss 3-point production is fairly balanced Andre Dawkins, who has made a team-high 55 3s, accounts for 24.9 percent of Dukes total made 3s. For comparisons sake, North Carolinas Marcus Paige accounts for 57.6 percent of the Tar Heels made 3s and Syracuses Trevor Cooney accounts for 57.1 percent of the Oranges 3s.
Heres a look at the rest of the Blue Devils, listed in order of most makes (note the attempts and shooting percentages):
Andre Dawkins, 55-of-115, .478
Rodney Hood, 48-of-107, .449
Quinn Cook, 38-of-115, .330
Jabari Parker, 29-of-78, .372
Rasheed Sulaimon, 25-of-51, .490
Tyler Thornton, 18-of-34, .529
Matt Jones, 3-of-18, .167
Quinn Cook is struggling to hit from 3-point range, going 10-for-35 (28.6 percent) over the last seven games, dating back to Jan. 13. On Tuesday, he seemed determined to shoot his way out of his slumpall six of his attempts from the field came from behind the arc (two went in).