Parker leads No. 17 Duke by No. 18 Pitt 80-65

WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer Published:

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jabari Parker scored 21 points, reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 20 and No. 17 Duke pulled away from No. 18 Pittsburgh 80-65 on Monday night.

Amile Jefferson chipped in a season-high 14 points for the Blue Devils (17-4, 6-2 ACC), which brought Pitt's hot start in its first Atlantic Coast Conference season to an abrupt halt. Duke made 13 of 25 3-point attempts, including four during a 15-3 run midway through the second half that broke open a tight game.

Lamar Patterson had 14 points for the Panthers (18-3, 6-2) who fell to 12-1 at home when they couldn't keep up with the Blue Devils.

Parker helped Duke fend off some early game jitters before Dawkins poured it on. The senior drilled 6 of 7 3-point attempts to lift the Blue Devils to their fifth straight victory.