Matthew Hurt posted a career-high 25 points against Boston College on December 25 and was one of just two Blue Devils to reach double-figures in the 39-point victory.
Tuesday night was the exact opposite for the Duke freshman forward.
The Minnesota native did not play in the second half and only logged 11 minutes on 1-of-6 shooting in the first half for two points and three rebounds while continuing to show his lack of defensive awareness and quickness.
For a majority of the season, it’s been feast or famine for Matthew Hurt and the projected lottery pick hasn’t shown the consistency that many expected from him upon his arrival on campus.
Saturday night against Syracuse wasn’t the best matchup for Jordan Goldwire.
Goldwire has shown improvements as an offensive player but against the 2-3 zone of the Orange, Goldwire isn’t a spot up shooter or a slasher, which resulted in his lack of playing time and sub-par performance.
However, that poor performance carried over to Tuesday night as the junior guard went scoreless in 25 minutes of action, missing two shots, one layup and one from 3-point range.
Jordan Goldwire is typically a defensive force for Duke but the two Boston College guards were the best two players on the floor for the Eagles and that’s an indictment on Goldwire’s play on Tuesday.
Goldwire should continue to be a consistent player in the Blue Devils’ rotation due to his ability to combine with Tre Jones to form one of the best defensive backcourts in the country.
Jack White makes the plays in a game that do not show up in the box score or on the stat sheet, but the senior captain didn’t make many plays of any kind on Tuesday night.
With Vernon Carey Jr. struggling with foul trouble in the second half, Mike Krzyzewski turned to Javin DeLaurier over White on defense as White went scoreless in nine minutes.
The Australian big man missed all three of his shot attempts, two from 3-point range, but he did dish out three assists, the one highlight pass resulting in a massive dunk from Cassius Stanley.
Jack White will continue to be a major force for Duke this season and that shouldn’t change based on one sub-par game.