• Game 23 •
[7 AP / 5 Coaches] Duke (19-3, 6-1) vs. Miami (13-7, 4-3)
Sunday, February 5, 2012 • 3:05 p.m. • ESPNU
The Opening Tip
• Duke (19-3, 6-1) faces Miami (13-7, 4-3) on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 3:05 p.m.
• Jon Sciambi (play-by-play), Jimmy Dykes (analyst) and Allison Williams (sideline) will call the game for ESPNU.
• Duke is ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Miami is unranked in both polls. The Blue Devils are 78-20 all-time when ranked seventh in the AP Poll.
• The Blue Devils are looking to top the 20-win mark for the 16th consecutive season. Duke has won 30 or more games in each of the last three seasons.
• Duke ranks No. 1 in Strength of Schedule and No. 2 in RPI according to ESPN.com. The Blue Devils are one of four teams (Syracuse, Michigan State & Kansas) in the NCAA to rank in the top 10 of the RPI, Strength of Schedule, AP and Coaches Polls.
• Duke and Miami have met 17 times heading into Sunday’s game with the first meeting between the two schools coming on Dec. 21, 1962.
• The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 15-2, including a 7-0 mark at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Duke has won 11 of the 12 meetings since the Hurricanes joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.
• Mike Krzyzewski is 15-1 at Duke against Miami with a 7-0 mark at home.
• Duke has won five straight games in the series with three of the five victories coming by 10 points or less.
• Krzyzewski’s only loss to Miami was a 96-95 defeat on Feb. 20, 2008. It was also the last time the Blue Devils lost a game when scoring 90 or more points. Duke is 265-8 under Coach K when scoring 90+ points in a game.
• Duke has scored 80 or more points in 12 of its 17 games against Miami.
l Duke has been ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll for 87 straight weeks, the third-longest streak in NCAA history.
l The Blue Devils are one of seven teams in the NCAA with five or more players averaging 10 or more points per game. Duke has finished the year with five double-figure scorers six times under Mike Krzyzewski.
l Duke is the only school in the ACC with five players averaging over 11.0 points per game in league play. Ryan Kelly (13.9), Austin Rivers (12.9), Andre Dawkins (11.9), Mason Plumlee (11.4) and Seth Curry (11.4) each rank in the top 25 in the ACC in scoring through seven league games.
l The Blue Devils rank 11th nationally in scoring at 80.0 points per game, despite facing seven opponents that rank in top 50 nationally in scoring defense.
l Duke is one win shy of reaching the 20-win plateau for the 16th consecutive season. The Blue Devils have won 20 or more games 26 times under Mike Krzyzewski.
l Austin Rivers, a five-time ACC Rookie of the Week pick, is averaging a team-high 14.1 points per game. Johnny Dawkins was the last Blue Devil freshman to lead the team in scoring in 1983.
l Mason Plumlee is one of two players (joined by Keith Clanton, Central Florida) in the NCAA averaging at least 10.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks per game.
l Ryan Kelly leads the ACC in three-point percentage among players who have attempted at least 50 threes. He is shooting 47.2 percent (25-of-53) from three-point range on the season, including 51.9 percent (14-of-27) over the last 12 games.
l Mason Plumlee has improved his free throw shooting over the last four games, going 22-of-29 (.759) from the line during that span. He was shooting 39.8 percent (37-of-93) from the free throw line prior to that stretch. Plumlee ranked fourth in the ACC in free throw attempts per game (5.5 ftpg.).
l Tyler Thornton leads the Blue Devils with a +15.52 points per game plus/minus ratio per 40 minutes played.
l Ryan Kelly is one of just two players (Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris) in the ACC shooting over 45.0 percent from the field and from three-point range.
l Mason Plumlee and Miles Plumlee combine to average 15.6 rebounds per game. One of the Plumlees has led the team in rebounds in 20 of 22 games. The brother tandem has also combined for 14 double-figures rebounding efforts.
l Austin Rivers is averaging a team-high 15.4 points and shooting 50.0 percent (57-of-114) from the field in Duke’s 11 home games