Duke basketball guard Andre Dawkins announced last week that he will return for the 2013-14 season. After Dawkins spent this season redshirting, we’re counting down his top-five performances as a Blue Devil.
The date: Feb. 23, 2012
The game: Duke 74, Florida State 66
Dawkins statline: 22 points on 6-of-12 shooting—6-for-9 from beyond the arc—with four rebounds and a steal.
The breakdown: This game against No. 16 Florida State had a little extra meaning for the Blue Devils. The previous month a then-unranked Seminole team knocked off then-No. 4 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Meeting in Tallahassee this time around, the Blue Devils wanted retribution.
With Florida State leading 13-12 around the midway point of the first half, Dawkins provided the spark off the bench he is well known to do. The junior guard connected on three triples and got to the free throw line a few times to score 12 of the team's next 14 points and propel Duke to a halftime lead.
In the second half Austin Rivers joined the scoring effort and ended the day with 20 points of his own as Duke's 3-point prowess led them to a key ACC road victory. With Dawkins leading the way, the Blue Devils shot 46.4 percent from long-range.
The quote: “We know they like to converge a lot on drives,” Dawkins said. “So we wanted to be ready for kicks, be ready to shoot. And we did a good job of that today.”
Previous Dawkins performances:
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