Duke (5-0) vs. Furman (1-2)
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • 5:00 p.m. • ESPNU
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
• Duke (5-0) returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium following three straight neutral site contests to face Furman (1-2) Wednesday, Nov. 26. Tipoff is set for 5:00 p.m. with ESPNU televising the contest.
• Duke is ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Blue Devils are 62-13 all-time when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. Furman enters the game unranked in both polls.
• The Blue Devils have won an NCAA-best 111 straight non-conference home games, more than twice as many as the next closest school (Syracuse – 53).
• Duke owns the longest active home win streak in the NCAA at 35 games. The Blue Devils are one home win shy of the fourth-best mark in school history and ACC history. NC State won 36 straight home games from 1972-75, while Duke matched that feat from 1991-93.
• Duke has featured a balanced scoring attack with six players averaging at least 8.0 points per game. The Blue Devils have had 21 double figure scoring games and have not have a player top the 20-point mark yet this season.
• Eight different Blue Devils have scored in double-figures this season with Quinn Cook, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow reaching double figures in all five contests.
• Jahlil Okafor has been named ACC Freshman of the Week each of the past two weeks. The Chicago, Ill., native ranks among the conference leaders in scoring, rebounds, offensive rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage.
• Quinn Cook led the Blue Devils in scoring in all three games last week and is averaging a career-high 17.0 points per game. He was named MVP of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic after averaging 16.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the tournament.
u By the numbers
• Quinn Cook scored in double figures and made at least three three-point field goals in all five contests this season. He leads the ACC in three-point field goals (3.4 3pg.), while also ranking among the conference leaders in scoring (17.0 ppg. – 5th), three-point percentage (.486 – 7th), assists (4.2 apg. – 10th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (5.25:1 – 2nd).
• Mike Krzyzewski has started three or more freshmen in a game 40 times at Duke, including all five games this season. Coach K started three or more freshmen 27 times during the 1982-83 season.
• Quinn Cook was named Most Valuable Player of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, becoming the second Duke player to earn MVP honors at a major in-season tournament twice in a career. Cook was also the MVP of the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis, while Kyle Singler earned MVP honors at the 2007 Maui Invitational and 2008 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
• Duke’s top-rated freshmen class – Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow – combines to average 48.7 points per game while shooting an efficient 52.6 percent (82-of-156) from the field. The group has combined for 13 of Duke’s 21 double figure scoring games this season.
• The Blue Devils have trailed for just 29 seconds through the first five games of the season. Duke trailed Fairfield, 2-0, for 18 seconds and Stanford, 2-0, for 11 seconds. The Blue Devils led wire-to-wire in wins over Presbyterian, Michigan State and Temple.
• Duke has won each of the first five games by 10 or more points, marking the first time since the 2010-11 season it has accomplished that feat.
• Duke has made 36 more three-point field goals than its opposition on the year. The Blue Devils are 48-of-115 (.417), while holding the opposition to just 12-of-72 (.167) shooting from behind the arc. Quinn Cook has more three-point field goals (17) than Duke has allowed (12) on the year.
• Jahlil Okafor (15.8 ppg.) and Justise Winslow (15.4 ppg.) rank 11th and 13th, respectively, in scoring in the ACC. They are the top two scoring freshmen in the conference and two of four freshmen to rank among the league’s scoring leaders.
• Amile Jefferson continues to be active on the glass, averaging 7.6 rebounds per game. He has collected 19 of his 38 rebounds on the offensive end of the floor and ranks sixth in the league in offensive rebounds (3.8 orpg.).
• Duke’s backcourt tandem of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones have combined for 46 assists with just nine turnovers (5.11:1 assist-to-turnover ratio) through five games. Both players rank in the top 10 of the ACC in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio.
• Justise Winslow shot a season-high 10 free throws in the win over Stanford and ranks second in the ACC with 7.2 free throw attempts per game.
• Matt Jones is averaging 6.8 points per game, while shooting 50.0 percent (6-of-12) from three-point range. As a freshman, Jones was just 3-of-21 (.143) from behind the arc and averaged 1.8 ppg.
• Duke topped the 100-point mark in each of its two previous home games. The Blue Devils have not scored over 100 points in three straight home games since the 2000-01 season.
• The Blue Devils are averaging 111.0 points per game, while shooting 62.6 percent (83-of-131) from the field at Cameron Indoor Stadium.