- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 9, 2003

Seen and heard last night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.:

J.J. THE GREAT: There's no substitute for talent. Freshmen usually don't walk into Duke's storied program and just take over, but that's exactly what smooth shooting guard J.J. Redick has done after nine games. Redick, who is one of four McDonald's All-Americans to sign with Duke, leads the Blue Devils in scoring (16.4 ppg), free throw percentage (90.9), 3-point percentage (42.3), 3-pointers made (30) and 3-pointers attempted (71). Redick, who was named ACC rookie of the week, grew up in Roanoke, Va. Redick's 16.4 is the third-highest scoring average ever by a Duke freshman. Only Johnny Dawkins (18.1 in 1983) and Gene Banks (17.1 in 1978) had higher.

TREY STREAK: Some teams use dunks to fire up the home crowd, Duke uses bombs to get its fans going. When Dahntay Jones hit a 3 just 12 seconds into the game he extended the team's streak of games with at least one 3-pointer to a school-record 457, seventh longest in the nation. The last time Duke did not sink a 3-pointer was on Dec.30, 1989, against Hawaii in the Rainbow Classic.

CAMERON TURNED RED: Under coach Mike Krzyzewski, the Blue Devils are virtually unbeatable in Cameron Indoor Stadium against non-conference opponents. Entering the game, Duke owned a 163-8 home record against non-ACC competition under Coach K. It was a Big East team that handed Duke its last non-conference home loss. On Feb.26, 2000, St. John's, behind Bootsy Thornton, edged Duke 83-82.

Ken Wright

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