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Duke treating NCAAs like 'our last game'

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By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - There's only one way for Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood to hang a banner in the Cameron Indoor Stadium rafters in their first - and maybe only - season playing together for Duke.

Lead the Blue Devils to a national title.

A handful of clunkers kept them from winning either the ACC's regular-season or tournament championship.

They know they can't afford any more - and it starts with their NCAA tournament opener against 14th-seeded Mercer.

No. 3 seed Duke (26-8) takes on the Atlantic Sun champion Bears (26-8) on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional.

Hood says the Blue Devils have a sense of urgency and that "we're treating it like our last game, because if we lose, it is."

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