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COL BKB: Duke 91, Vermont 90

Nov. 24, 2013 at 9:05 PM

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Rodney Hood sank a go-ahead free throw with 5 seconds left Sunday and sixth-ranked Duke escaped with a 91-90 victory over unheralded Vermont.

With the score tied 90-90, Hood was fouled by Vermont's Clancy Rugg. He missed the first foul shot but hit the second, providing the margin of difference.

The Catamounts couldn't get a shot off on their final possession, allowing the Blue Devils (5-1) to squeak out a fourth straight win.

Jabari Parker supplied 26 points with nine rebounds, while Hood added 22 points and seven boards for Duke.

Vermont (1-5) hung in until the final buzzer thanks to 24 points from Hector Harold and 20 from Rugg.

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