1. East Carolina dropped the game and fell to 4-1 on the season. This ended a 9-game winning streak dating back to March 19, 2013. Game one of that streak featured East Carolina coming back from a 15-point 2nd half deficit vs Savannah State in last year's CIT tournament, which they would go on to win. In game nine of the streak they overcame a 17-point 2nd half deficit to win in the first round of this year's NIT preseason tip off. The reward for that win was playing Duke. The Blue Devils built a 18-point lead in the first half, but ECU rallied to within one point on two occasions in the 2nd half. Duke finished the game on a 10-4 run to win by nine.
2. ECU had 13 offensive rebounds, which was 35% of their misses. Through the early going Duke is allowing teams to rebound 33.3% of their own misses, which is 204th nationally. Duke hasn't finished a season better than 149th in defensive rebounding since 2006-07, when they were 57th.
3. Freshman Jabari Parker had 21 points, 9 rebounds, and a career high 6 blocks. He also did this:
4. Rodney Hood was credited with 40 minutes in the boxscore, though in reality he sat out a total of 24 seconds. In Duke's two contested games (loss to Kansas, 9-point win over ECU) Hood has now played 78 minutes. His career high in points entering this season was 20 points (as a freshman at Mississippi State). He bested that with 22 points on opening day vs Davidson. Then he set another career high with 28 vs FAU (in 26 minutes). Against ECU he set yet another record, this time scoring 10 of Duke's final 12 points on his way to 30.
5. Duke (4-1) won 83-74 in a 73 possession game. It is the 3rd time already this season that the Duke defense has allowed more than a point per possession. Last year it took 12 games to reach that same mark. The Blue Devils haven't had a defense which finished in the nation's top 25 (defensive efficiency) since 2010-11.