No. 6 Duke dodges Vermont's upset bid, 91-90
Rodney Hood's free throw with 5 seconds left helped No. 6 Duke dodge Vermont's upset bid and gave the Blue Devils a 91-90 victory on Sunday night.
Jabari Parker scored 24 points and Hood finished with 22 for the Blue Devils (5-1), who extended their nonconference winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 106 games — barely.
Duke blew a 15-point lead and allowed Vermont to shoot 65 percent before finally getting the one defensive stop it needed.
Candon Rusin's four-point play with 10.4 seconds left for Vermont tied it at 90. Hood brought the ball downcourt, drove the lane and drew contact from Clancy Rugg. Hood bounced his first free throw off the rim, then swished the second.
Sandro Carissimo hurried the Catamounts downcourt and found Rusin in the corner, but he couldn't get a shot off before the buzzer.
Hector Harold scored 24 points for Vermont (1-5).
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