NCAA BASKETBALL: FEB 05 NC State at Duke

Davidson at Duke Game Notes

• Game 4 •

[6 AP / 6 Coaches] Duke (3-0) vs. Davidson (2-0)

Friday, November 18, 2011 • 6:02 p.m. • ESPNU

The Opening Tip

• Duke (3-0) faces Davidson (2-0) on Friday, Nov. 18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 6:02 p.m. (EST).

• The game is being televised by ESPNU with Mike Breen (play-by-play) and Doris Burke (analyst) calling the action.

• Duke is ranked No. 6 in the AP Poll and No. 6 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Davidson is unranked in both polls.

• Duke will be playing its fourth game in an eight-day span on Friday. The Blue Devils depart Durham on Saturday morning to head to the EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 21-23).

• The Blue Devils enter Friday’s contest with an NCAA-best 38-game home winning streak.

• Coach K enters the contest tied for fourth with Jim Phelan (Mount St. Mary’s) for wins at one school. Krzyzewski has earned 830 of his NCAA record 903 career wins at Duke.

Duke-Davidson Series

• Duke leads the all-time series 87-17, including a 22-1 mark under Mike Krzyzewski.

• The Blue Devils have won the last 22 meetings in the series, with 20 of the 22 victories coming by 10 or more points.

• The Duke-Davidson series dates back to the 1909 season with Duke recording a 22-8 win in the series opener.

Duke vs. the Southern Conference

• Duke is 142-24 all-time against teams currently in the Southern Conference.

• Under Mike Krzyzewski, Duke is 47-2 against the Southern Conference.

• The Blue Devils have won 47 straight against Southern Conference opponents. Duke’s last loss to a SoCon foe was 75-73 to Davidson on Dec. 29, 1981.

Numbers Game

l Mike Krzyzewski became the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history on Tuesday. He also moved into a tie with Jim Phelan for fourth on the all-time wins at one school list with 830 victories at Duke.

l Coach K has recorded exactly half of his 830 wins at Duke at historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils are 415-55 at home under Krzyzewski.

l Duke is 52-1 at home since the start of the 2008-09 season. The Blue Devils went 17-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in each of the past two seasons.

l The Blue Devils have won 38 consecutive games in Cameron Indoor Stadium with 32 of the victories coming by 10 or more points.

l The Blue Devils have won 26 of their last 28 non-conference contests. Duke is 54-6 in non-league games since the start of the 2008-09 season.

l Duke has won 31 consecutive games in November, dating back to a 73-62 loss to Marquette in the championship game of the 2006 CBE Classic. The Blue Devils are 111-10 all-time in the month of November under Coach K.

l Duke is 99-28 all-time when ranked No. 6 in the AP poll. The Blue Devils have won six straight games when ranked sixth overall.

l Andre Dawkins and Seth Curry combined for 46 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals in Tuesday’s win over Michigan State. The guard tandem went 8-of-15 from three-point range with Dawkins going 6-of-10 from behind the arch.

l Seth Curry is 8-of-14 from three-point range this season and now has 72 three-point field goals in 40 games a Blue Devil. He is shooting 44.7 (72-of-161) percent from behind the three-point arc in his Duke career.

l Ryan Kelly has come off the bench to score in double-figures in all three games this season. He is second on the team and 13th in the ACC in scoring at 14.3 ppg.

l Duke is shooting 48.2 percent (27-of-56) from three-point range through three games. Seth Curry, Austin Rivers, Ryan Kelly, Tyler Thornton and Quinn Cook have each knocked down two or more three-pointers in a game this season.

l Six Blue Devils (Seth Curry, Mason Plumlee, Austin Rivers, Miles Plumlee, Andre Dawkins and Ryan Kelly) are averaging 6-9 shots per game. Curry is attempting a team-high 8.7 shots per contest.

l Mason Plumlee is tied for fourth in the ACC in blocks at 2.3 bpg. He is one block shy of becoming the 15th player in Duke history with 100 or more career blocks.

l Duke has had a different player lead the team in scoring, rebounding and assists in all three games this season.