Duke at Ohio State Game Notes

Game 8 l ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Duke (7-0) vs. Ohio
State (6-0)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 l 9:30 p.m. (ET) l ESPN
Opening Tip
• Duke (7-0) faces Ohio State (6-0) on Tuesday, Nov. 29
at Value City Arena in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Tipoff is set for 9:30 p.m.
• The game will be televised by ESPN with Dan Shulman (play-by-play)
and Dick Vitale (analyst) calling the contest.
• Duke is ranked No. 3 in the
AP Poll and No. 4 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Ohio State is ranked No. 2
in both polls.
• Duke has won four straight games when both teams have been
ranked in the top 5 of the AP Poll.
• The Blue Devils are playing their third
straight game against a ranked opponent.
• Duke is 11-1 all-time in ACC/Big
Ten Challenge games, including a 3-1 mark in Challenge road games.
• Six of
Duke’s 11 ACC/Big Ten Challenge wins have been by 10 points or
less.Duke-Ohio State Series
• Duke leads the
all-time series, 3-2, including a 1-0 mark under Mike
• The two teams have met once in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
competition with Duke claiming a 91-76 win over Ohio State on Dec. 3, 2002.

Duke earned a 94-89 double-overtime victory over the Buckeyes on Dec. 30, 1964
in its only other trip to Columbus.
• Four of the five games in the series
have been decided by less than 10 points.

Duke vs. the Big

• Duke has won five straight games against Big Ten opponents.

• The Blue Devils are 67-25 all-time against teams currently in the Big Ten,
including a 49-15 mark under Coach K.
• Duke has already topped Big Ten foes
Michigan State (74-69) and Michigan (82-75) this season.


• Duke has won 35 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 115-10 all-time in the month of November under Coach K.
• The
Blue Devils have won 30 of their last 32 non-conference contests. Duke is 58-6
in non-league games since the start of the 2008-09 season.
• Duke is playing
its third straight ranked opponent marking the fourth time the Blue Devils have
played three consecutive ranked foes in the last 10 seasons.
• The Blue
Devils will play three ranked teams in November for the second time in school
history. Duke also played three November games against ranked opponents in the
1999-00 season.
• Duke has played in front of a sellout crowd in each of its
first seven games of the season.
• The Blue Devils are 16-5 against teams
ranked in the top 25 of the AP Poll since the start of the 2009-10 season. Duke
is 5-1 against top 10 teams in that span.
• With 11 victories in ACC/Big Ten
Challenge games, Duke has five more wins than any Big Ten team in the 12-year
history of the event.
• Five Blue Devils (Seth
, Ryan
, Mason
and Andre
) are averaging over 10.0 points per game. Duke is one of eight teams
in the NCAA with at least five double-figures scorers.
Seth Curry
has made two or more three-point field goals in six of Duke’s seven games. He
has shot 50.0 percent or better from long range in five of the team’s seven
contests and is shooting 57.1 percent from three-point range on the year.

Ryan Kelly
has scored in double figures in six of Duke’s seven games this season. Duke is
15-0 when Kelly scores 10 or more points in a contest.
ranks third on the team in scoring at 14.4 points per game and has
led the Blue Devils in scoring a team-best four times.
• Duke’s post rotation
of Ryan
, Mason
and Miles
combine to average 31.6 points and 19.9 rebounds per game. The trio
is also shooting 56.1 percent (74-of-132) from the field on the year.
• Duke
is averaging 28.4 free throw attempts per game. Mason
(5.9), Austin
(5.7) and Ryan Kelly
(5.6) are each averaging over 5.0 free throws per game.
• Duke is shooting an
ACC-best 45.9 percent (61-of-133) from three-point distance. The Blue Devils
have 30 more made three-point field goals than their opposition this
• Duke has started the season 7-0 for the second straight season and
the 16th time under Coach K.
is one of two players in the ACC (Virginia’s Mike Scott is the
other) averaging a double-double on the year.