Rasheed Sulaimon felt like he couldn't miss in Saturday's win over Maryland. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
DURHAM—Rasheed Sulaimon had hit a wall after the holiday break. The freshman, who had been a constant presence for Duke on both sides of the ball, struggled to make shots and defend effectively.
And in the opening minutes of No. 1 Duke’s 84-64 over Maryland, it appeared like his struggles may continue. Dez Wells, Suliamon’s defensive assignment, pulled down three offensive rebounds and scored his team’s first seven points, and head coach Mike Kryzewski took Sulaimon out and voiced his unhappiness.
“He really got on me,” Sulaimon said.
His response, though, couldn’t have pleased his veteran coach more.