Redick becomes Duke’s all-time leading scorer in rout
=== Redick becomes Duke’s all-time leading scorer in rout ===
Durham, NC (Sports Network) – J.J. Redick hit for 30 points and became Duke’s
all-time leading scorer, as the No. 2 Blue Devils ran past Miami-Florida,
92-71, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Redick now has 2,557 career points, one more than Duke’s previous record,
established by Johnny Dawkins (1982-86), the Blue Devils’ current associate
head coach. Redick, who shot 10-of-15 from the field, including 6-of-9 from
beyond the arc, broke the record on a three-point shot from the left corner
with just over four minutes remaining.
After the game, Dawkins joined Redick in a special half-court ceremony to
honor Duke’s new all-time scoring king.
Shelden Williams added 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Blue Devils (25-1,
13-0 ACC), who won their eighth consecutive contest and could vault back to
No. 1 on Monday after top-ranked Connecticut lost to Villanova earlier in the
week. Duke also clinched at least a tie for the ACC regular season
championship along with the top seed in the 2006 conference tournament.
Redick’s point total is now second all-time in the ACC, 30 shy of Wake
Forest’s Dickie Hemric (1953-55).
Guillermo Diaz had 23 points for the Hurricanes (14-12, 6-7), who dropped
their fourth consecutive game.
Redick scored eight of Duke’s first 11 points, as the Blue Devils ran out to
an 11-2 lead in the first 1:35. However, the Hurricanes hung tough for a time
in the half, tying the game a few times, the last at 30-30 on a jumper by
Denis Clemente with 6:45 remaining.
An 11-2 spurt by the Blue Devils later in the half extended their lead to
48-36. DeMarcus Nelson’s three-pointer highlighted the burst, and Duke led
59-43 at the break behind 22 points from Redick.
Duke used a 10-2 push to widen its margin to 80-62 with 6:50 remaining
following a Sean Dockery three-pointer. Redick was three points shy of
surpassing Dawkins with just over six minutes left when he missed a three-
pointer. However, Redick nailed his next attempt from the left corner after a
pass from Nelson off a double screen to send the Cameron Crazies into a
Redick was removed from the game with 1:58 left to another long standing
Josh McRoberts added 14 points and seven rebounds for Duke, while Nelson had
Robert Hite and Clemente each had 10 points for Miami.
Duke leads the all-time series against the Hurricanes, 7-1…The Hurricanes
shot 41.1 percent from the field, compared to 49 percent for Duke…The Blue
Devils connected on 61.5 percent (16-of-26) in the opening 20 minutes…Duke
was 13-of-23 from three-point range, while Miami was 1-of-11.