[8 AP/7 Coaches] Duke (20-4, 8-2 ACC) vs. Maryland (16-6, 6-2 ACC)
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 • 1:00 p.m. • CBS
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) • Durham, N.C.
The Opening Tip
Duke (20-4, 8-2 ACC), ranked eighth in the AP poll and seventh in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll, faces unranked Maryland (16-6, 6-2 ACC) at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1:00 p.m. The game will air on CBS with Verne Lundquist and Clark Kellogg calling the action.
The Last Time Out
Duke registered a 64-54 road win over North Carolina on Wednesday to secure the program’s 14th straight 20-win season.
Senior Jon Scheyer went 5-of-9 from three-point range en route to a game-high 24 points. He also added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win.
Kyle Singler added 19 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Blue Devils. The junior forward finished 4-of-5 from three-point distance and grabbed seven of his nine rebounds in the second half of play. Junior Nolan Smith also scored in double figures with 10 points to go along with six rebounds and a steal.
Freshman Mason Plumlee came off the bench to collect seven points, a season-high nine rebounds and two assists. Duke outrebounded the Tar Heels, 51-42, including a 23-14 edge on the offensive glass. Six Blue Devils grabbed five or more rebounds in the contest.
Duke held North Carolina to just 34.5 percent (20-of-58) shooting from the field, including 26.3 percent (5-of-19) from three-point range. The Blue Devils are now 12-0 on the year when holding the opposition below 40 percent shooting.
l Saturday’s game marks the 1,000th career game on the sidelines at Duke for Mike Krzyzewski. He is just the eighth coach in NCAA Division I history to coach 1,000 games at a school.
l Duke is ranked eighth in the AP poll, marking the 50th consecutive week ranked in the top 10. The Blue Devils are 67-16 all-time when ranked eighth in the AP poll.
l The Blue Devils have won 15 consecutive games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, including their last seven ACC home contests.
l Jon Scheyer, Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler are the top scoring trio in the NCAA at a combined 53.5 points per game. The threesome has accounted for 30 of Duke’s 31 individual games with 20 or more points scored.
l Jon Scheyer leads the ACC in four statistical categories and is the only player in the league to rank in the top 5 in seven statistical categories; scoring (second, 19.1 ppg.), assists (fourth, 5.5 apg.), free throw percentage (first, .891), three-point field goals (first, 2.8 3pg.), three-point percentage (fifth, .404), assist-to-turnover ratio (first, 3.16:1) and minutes (first, 36.6 mpg.).
l Kyle Singler is averaging a team-best 7.0 rebounds per game and is attempting to become just the third Blue Devil to lead the team in rebounding as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
l Jon Scheyer (19.1 ppg.) and Nolan Smith (17.7 ppg.) are averaging a combined 36.8 points per game. The duo ranks fifth among the top scoring backcourts in Duke history and tied for ninth in ACC history.
l Jon Scheyer has scored 20+ points in five of the last seven games. He is tied for first in the ACC with 12 games with 20 or more points.
l Brian Zoubek ranks sixth in the ACC in offensive rebounds (3.0 orpg) and 18th in total rebounds (6.2 rpg.). He is averaging 7.9 offensive boards and 16.3 total rebounds per 40 minutes of action. Zoubek is the only non-starter in the ACC to rank among the league leaders in total rebounds and offensive rebounds.
l Jon Scheyer is averaging 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game over the last five games. He is shooting 50.0 percent (17-of-34) from three-point range in that span.
l Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer are a combined 23-of-40 (.575) from three-point range in the last three games.
Checking in on …
#2 Nolan Smith – +9.3 ppg. increase from a year ago leads the ACC … shooting a career-best 42.5 percent from three-point range … second on the team with 10 games with 20+ points scored … double figures in 21 of 22 games played
#5 Mason Plumlee – Second on the team with 17 dunks … tied for third with 16 blocks … season-high nine rebounds vs. North Carolina
#12 Kyle Singler – 21 double-figure scoring games this season … attempting to lead the Blue Devils in rebounding for the third straight year … averaging 19.8 points per game in the last five contests
#20 Andre Dawkins – Fourth on the team with 28 three-point field goals … shooting 40.0 percent from three-point range
#21 Miles Plumlee – Leads the team with 27 dunks … shooting 57.0 percent (61-of-107) from the field
#30 Jon Scheyer – 20+ points in four of the last five games … ranks in the top 10 of the ACC in nine statistical categories … leads the league in minutes, free throw percentage, three-point field goals and assist-to-turnover ratio
#34 Ryan Kelly – 14 blocked shots … one of five Blue Devils with 10+ blocks
#42 Lance Thomas – Five or more rebounds in seven straight games … leads the Blue Devils with 11 charges taken … suffered a severe bone bruise to his right knee and is doubtful for Saturday’s contest
#55 Brian Zoubek – Five or more rebounds in 16 of 24 games … four or more offensive rebounds nine times