Florida Gulf Coast at Duke

Florida Gulf Coast Duke

11/18/2012 8:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPNU | LIVE STATS

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Pence's Quick Thoughts

Duke takes on a Florida Gulf Coast team that beat Miami less than a week ago.  FGCU's strength against Miami was on the boards as they won both of the rebounding %'s and inside the 3 point arc where they shot 60% from 2 point range.  I'm not expecting any upset in this one, with all credit to Mike Krzyzewski who is always able to get his players to perform at their best.  The bigger thing to watch in this one is Duke's distribution of minutes. Do guys like Alex Murphy and Amile Jefferson start to get more minutes?  Does Quinn Cook start?  These are the things I'll be watching.

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Next up for Duke is Florida Gulf Coast, and while you might be forgiven for thinking they’re just a tuneup, they did, remember, beat Miami, and by 12.

Moreover, and we had forgotten this completely, but former Georgia Tech big man Nate Hicks is there and can presumably tell them more about Duke than the coaches can, since he’s been in the trenches.

It’s a young program – they’ve only just moved up to D-1 and the coach is in his second year. So beating Miami is huge.

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DURHAM — His career at Duke to this point has been roller coaster.

This week, at this time, Quinn Cook is on an upswing.

The sophomore point guard came off one of his better efforts in a Blue Devils uniform in Tuesday’s 75-68 win over No. 3 Kentucky at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Heading into a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium against Florida Gulf Coast tonight (8 p.m., ESPNU), Cook seeks consistency while running No. 9 Duke’s offense.

Anointed the starting point guard in the preseason, Cook found himself coming off the bench behind junior Tyler Thornton because his play had yet to match the coaching staff’s expectations.

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