Rochester's Matthew Hurt Scores 11 Points in Duke Debut

Tanya Simon
November 8, 2019

Duke kept the same starting five as it did from its second exhibition game against Fort Wayne in Tre Jones, Jordan Goldwire, Cassius Stanley, Matthew Hurt, and Vernon Carey Jr. Tonight we'll see the Kansas Jayhawks take on the Duke Blue Devils.

Which group do you assume wins tonight: Duke or Kansas?

Duke and Kansas didn't play the prettiest first half of basketball in Madison Square Garden. One of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the nation last season, the Blue Devils still lack perimeter firepower.

The Duke Blue Devils bench celebrates their teams lead against the North Dakota State Bison in the second half during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.

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The model knows the Blue Devils are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games against Big 12 teams and will look to avenge two tough losses in their last two meetings with Kansas.

Mike Krzyzewski used his depth, playing nine players and using eight of those players for more than 14 minutes in the victory. Duke had a chance to fold, but rallied to get itself back in the game and made the winning plays down the stretch.

So with all that being said, what are the three keys to Duke beating Kansas and opening up their season with a win against a top-three team?

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