The Opening Tip
• Duke faces Florida State on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in its first ACC road game of the season. Tipoff is set for 9:00 p.m.
• The game is being televised by ESPN with Dan Shulman (play-by-play), Dick Vitale (analyst) and Jeannine Edwards (sideline) calling the action.
• Duke is ranked No. 1 in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while Florida State is unranked in both polls.
• Duke has won 25 consecutive games entering Wednesday’s contest.
• The Blue Devils have won 14 straight games away from Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Duke has won 27 consecutive games against unranked opponents.
Duke-Florida State Series History
• Duke and Florida State have met 36 times heading into Wednesday’s game with the first meeting between the two schools coming on Jan. 3, 1955.
• The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 30-6, including a 12-5 mark at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
• Duke has won five consecutive games and 10 of the last 12 in the series.
• Mike Krzyzewski is 28-5 at Duke against the Seminoles.
• Duke has won 24 of the last 28 games in the series (dating back to Feb. 22, 1995).
• 10 of the last 15 games in the series have been decided by 10 points or less.
• Duke has won two straight in Tallahassee.
l Duke has won 25 consecutive games (longest active streak in the NCAA) dating back to a 79-72 loss at Maryland on March 3, 2010. Duke has won 33 of its last 34 games.
l The Blue Devils are looking to open the season 16-0 for just the fourth time in school history. Duke teams won the first 16 games of the season in 2005-06, 1991-92 and 1985-86. The best starts in school history are 17-0 openings to the 2005-06 and 1991-92 seasons.
l Senior Nolan Smith is the only player in the NCAA averaging at least 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game for the season. Smith has an ACC-best four games with at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.
l Kyle Singler has made 21 three-point field goals in the last seven games. He is averaging 20.4 points per game, while shooting 45.7 percent from behind the arc in that span.
l Nolan Smith leads the ACC with seven games with 20 or more points scored. He has topped the 20-point mark in six of the last eight games, including a career-best 33 points on Wednesday.
l Sophomore Andre Dawkins is shooting a team-high 57.4 percent from the field, including an ACC-best 52.9 percent from three-point range. With 37 treys on the year he has already surpassed his three-point production from last season.
l Freshman Tyler Thornton came off the bench to collect a season-best four steals against Maryland. The Blue Devils have now had eight different players record three or more steals in a game this season.
l Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler are averaging 46.6 points combined over the last four games. The senior tandem has accounted for 55.1 percent of the Duke offense in that span