Fifty-two seconds into the second half of Saturday night's rivalry game between Duke and North Carolina, Amile Jefferson drew a fourth foul on James Michael McAdoo and pointed directly at the Tar Heels forward.
Jefferson wanted to be sure referees didn't give the foul to anyone else because he knew how big it was to send McAdoo to the bench.
The Duke forward was right to take no chances because the fourth foul on McAdoo was the turning point in the Blue Devils' 93-81 victory. Whatever slim chance North Carolina had of at least holding Jabari Parker in check vanished the second McAdoo went to the bench.
Parker finished with a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds, much of which came while McAdoo sat on the bench in foul trouble. Nine of Parker's points came in the final five minutes of the first half after he drew a third foul on McAdoo. Ten more points came in the 11-minute second-half stretch after McAdoo picked up his fourth.
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