Duke unleashed a stream of hell on UCLA's 2-3 zone last night. The Blue Devils attempted 32 three point shots, making 11. The Blue Devils have made more threes in a game this season, 13 against Davidson, 12 against UNC Asheville, but they had not attempted more. It wasn't just that Duke attempted so many, it was that they looks they had were pretty much wide open. A trio of Duke 3s were a major catalyst on the run that put the game essentially out of reach.
With the help of Watch ESPN, let's take a look at the 11 made three pointers by Duke against UCLA.
This wasn't the best shot selection by Jabari Parker. After an offensive rebound, Tyler Thornton kicked out to Parker. Instead of resetting the offense, Parker drilled an NBA 3. He was unchallenged on the look for what it's worth.
Thornton dribbled from the left wing to the right elbow, making a nice pass to a wide open Quinn Cook. That closeout isn't gonna do anything by the point of the shot. Cook's man got hung up on a screen at the elbow. UCLA didn't recover quick enough.
Late in the shot clock, Parker does the classic handoff slash screen for Andre Dawkins. Of course, Dawkins bombs away from NBA range, which was tough to defend. Especially since Wear was guarding Parker and went with him after the pass.
This one isn't a 3 pointer but this was a play that Duke ran twice. UCLA extended the zone way, way too high. Parker ran back and was wide open. Duke would run this play later in the game as well. It didn't go for an alley oop, but it was finished for a layup that made it an 8 point game. You can see Anderson point out like "hey, someone guard that guy who is right next to the basket, oh he's about to dunk too late."
The rest are after the jump