74-63 win over Georgia State

4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist

NCAA Basketball: Georgia State at Duke

Nov 15, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Matthew Hurt (21) pulls down a rebound during the second half against the Georgia State Panthers at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Senior Jack White quote:

“They beat us to loose balls, they were going strong to the ball for rebounds, and they came up with those balls. It just seemed like they had a bit more tenacity than us in the first half. Obviously, we reflected on that coming into halftime and knew we had to really turn it around and start with that first four-minute segment of the second half, just kind of letting them know how it was going to be for this next 20 minutes. I feel like we did a good job of that, just with our intensity and our defense especially. I think we only gave up high 20’s [points] in the second half maybe, apart from those buckets at the end. We definitely put an emphasis on that, and I think we did a lot better job of just rebounding in the second half in general. Matt [Hurt] had six offensive rebounds just on his own. Just big plays, and I think guys just stepped up and responded to Coach [Mike Krzyzewski] challenging us at halftime."

Matthew Hurt - Freshman Year at Duke

Matthew Hurt game stats for Duke basketball in his freshman year.

Full Duke schedule: https://goduke.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule/2019-20

Northwest Mo. St. (Exhib.) - W 69-63 29 8-16 0-3 1-3 3-1 0 2 1 0 1 17
Fort Valley St. (Exhib.) - W 126-57 18 9-13 1-3 0-0 1-2 2 0 1 1 2 19
Kansas - W 68-66 24 4-12 3-7 0-0 1-1 3 0 2 0 0 11
Colorado St. - W 89-55 22 4-8 1-4 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 1 0 9
Central Arkansas - W 105-54 22 7-11 3-3 2-2 1-3 1 3 1 2 0 19
Georgia St. - W 74-63 22 2-7 0-3 0-0 6-0 1 0 1 0 1 4
Georgetown or Texas
Stephan F. Austin
Michigan St.
Virginia Tech
Boston College
Georgia Tech
Wake Forest
Boston College
North Carolina
Florida St.
Notre Dame
North Carolina St.
Virginoa Tech
Wake Forest
North Carolina St.
North Carolina

105-54 win over Central Arkansas

19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks

NCAA Basketball: Central Arkansas at Duke

Nov 12, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Central Arkansas Bears center Hayden Koval (15) shoots over Duke Blue Devils forward Matthew Hurt (21) during the first half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski quotes:

Opening Statement: “Really pleased with our team. We didn’t overlook anybody. We came out hard, played hard the whole game. We should have won and did. We played hard and well. That makes it even better. Tre [Jones] when he had that collision – he got hit. They butt heads and he got hit on the temple. He was pretty good at halftime, but we decided to obviously not play him. He looks pretty good now. I don’t think there will be a problem. He’s laughing and joking. I asked him if he knew my name and he said ‘Michael’, which was kind of bold on his part. Maybe he’ll get even more assertive as a result of that. Good stuff. I thought Wendell [Moore Jr.] he’s getting better. He’s driving better. Matt [Hurt] – good minutes. Vernon [Carey Jr.] – double-double. Pretty balanced. [Jordan] Goldwire did a really good job. Even before Tre got hurt. We’re pretty athletic on the perimeter. Overall, good job. Quick turnaround… Georgia State and got to keep it going. Our kids keep working hard.”

On starting lineup: “Questions about starting lineup with this team are not the same as if you asked them last year or the year before or the year before. We’re just looking at different combinations. I thought having a veteran in with Vernon could get him off better. Then Matt came in and he played really well. We’re looking at a lot of different things. The things that stay consistent are defense. Whenever they come in the game it really doesn’t matter. They’re playing the same defense. Offensively they’re playing on the group they’re in… mightchange a little bit of what they’re doing. If they just play hard defensively… we’ll be in good shape. We’ll have a good chance.”

Matthew Hurt quotes:

“Coach [Mike Krzyzewski] has really emphasized defense, and our defense leads to our offense. We started the game off really well, and I think everybody did a good job tonight.”

On how he approached the game tonight, coming off the bench instead of being in a starting role: “Just to keep doing what I’m doing – keep fighting, playing harder, be better on defense. I think everybody did a great job tonight, and for me, [I wanted to] just try to compete on every play.”

When asked what it was like to see so many players contribute for Duke tonight: “It was great. Everybody’s really close on this team and seeing everybody succeed on this team is really a good feeling for me and probably for everybody else.”

89-55 win over Colorado State

9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block

NCAA Basketball: Colorado State at Duke

Nov 8, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Matthew Hurt (21) shoots over Colorado State Rams forward Dischon Thomas (11) during the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

No quotes.

68-66 win over #3 Kansas

11 points, 2 rebounds

Matthew Hurt quotes:

On the win: “They were a veteran team. Playing hard and playing Duke basketball really helped us. Coach wants us to keep fighting and there was a spurt where we didn’t play well but he told us we have to play better, and we did that.”

On forcing Kansas to commit turnovers: “Coach emphasized defense the whole year and how good our two guards are pressuring the ball. Our game plan was to pressure and double team and not make it easy for them, so I think we did a good job, and everyone played their role.”

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