Duke basketball season highlights: Tyler Thornton
Tyler Thornton, Guard, Senior
3) Dec. 3, 2013 vs. Michigan: Thornton contributed heavily to Duke's gritty defensive effort in the Blue Devils' 79-69 win, their first win of the season against a ranked opponent. Along with freshman guard Matt Jones, Thornton played a major role in denying Michigan's best player—Nik Stauskas—touches. Stauskas finished with just four points and only had two shot attempts for the game. In addition to his stellar defensive performance, Thornton knocked down two 3-pointers to collect six points. He also grabbed two boards and handed out one assist.
2) Feb. 22, 2014 vs. Syracuse: As has been the case throughout his career, Thornton helped swing a game's momentum with his energy on defense. The Washington, D.C... Read more