Monday, January 19, 2015 • 7:05 p.m. • ESPN
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium
The Opening Tip
• Duke (15-2, 3-2) hosts Pittsburgh (13-5, 3-2) Monday, Jan. 19 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m. with Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Jay Bilas (analyst) and Allison Williams (sideline) calling the action for ESPN.
• The Blue Devils enter the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 66-14 when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. Pittsburgh is unranked in both polls.
• The Blue Devils had a 41-game home win streak snapped in their last outing at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke has not lost back-to-back home games since the 2006-07 season.
• Freshman Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC in scoring (18.9 ppg.) and field goal percentage (.675), while also ranking third in rebounds (9.3 rpg.), second in offensive rebounds (4.0 orpg.) and eighth in defensive rebounds (5.3 drpg.).
• Mike Krzyzewski is two wins shy of becoming the first coach in Division I men’s basketball history to record 1,000 career victories.
Last Time Out
• Duke snapped a two-game losing streak with a 63-52 road win over No. 6 Louisville Saturday, Jan. 17. The win was the Blue Devils’ third of the season over a ranked opponent.
• Amile Jefferson paced the Blue Devils with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Jahlil Okafor added 18 points and seven rebounds. The post tandem combined to go 14-of-17 (.824) from the field and 9-of-11 (.818) from the foul line.
• Tyus Jones also scored in double figures with 10 points to go along with a game-high eight assists.
• Duke limited Louisville to a season-low 29.5 percent (18-of-61) shooting from the field, including 16.0 percent (4-of-25) from three-point range.
By the numbers
• Duke is 8-1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season and has lost more than one game at home twice over the past 14 seasons.
• Freshmen Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow have started all 17 games for the Blue Devils. Mike Krzyzewski has started three or more freshmen in a game 52 times at Duke, including 27 times during the 1982-83 season. The trio combines to average 39.7 points, 17.4 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game.
• Jahlil Okafor has scored 20 or more points in seven of the past 12 games and is averaging 20.2 points on 70.9 percent (95-of-134) shooting from the field in that span.
• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 14.4 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.461), three-point field goals (2.65 3pg.), three-point percentage (.398) and free throw percentage (.943). He has scored in double figures 15 times on the year.
• Jahlil Okafor has the highest field goal percentage (.675) in the NCAA among players attempting 10 or more shots per game. Okafor has shot over 70 percent from the field in 10 of Duke’s 17 games.
• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 12 of 17 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack eight times, while Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow have each led Duke in scoring two times. The rookie trio has also accounted for 10 of Duke’s 11 20-point games on the year (Okafor 7, Jones 2, Winslow 1).
• Amile Jefferson is averaging 16.5 points per game on 13-of-16 (.812) shooting from the field over the past two games. He currently ranks second in Duke record books with a .621 (205-of-330) career field goal percentage.
• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 27 games. He is shooting 40.9 percent (67-of-164) from behind the arc in that stretch. Cook is third in the ACC in three-point field goals (2.65 3pg.) and sixth in three-point percentage (.398) this season.
• Duke has outrebounded its opponent in 15 of 17 games on the year and owns a +7.2 rebound margin. Michigan State and Louisville are the only teams to outrebound the Blue Devils this season.
• Jahlil Okafor (68) and Amile Jefferson (51) have combined for 119 of Duke’s 206 offensive rebounds. Okafor is second in the ACC with 4.0 orpg., while Jefferson is tied for seventh at 3.0 orpg.
• Jahlil Okafor has scored in double figures in 17 straight games, tied for the third-longest double-digit scoring streak by a freshman at Duke. Johnny Dawkins holds the top mark after scoring 10 or more points in the first 23 games of his career.
• Duke is averaging 90.2 points on 54.4 percent (294-of-540) shooting from the field at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Jahlil Okafor has posted 22.2 points per game, while shooting 72.8 percent (83-of-114) from the floor in nine home contests.
• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones combines to shoot 89.7 percent (96-of-107) from the free throw line on the year. Over the past eight contests, Cook is 20-of-21 (.952) and Jones is 32-of-34 (.941) from the charity stripe.
• Duke limited Louisville to 29.5 percent (18-of-61) shooting Saturday, the lowest opponent field goal percentage by a Blue Devil opponent since Clemson shot 28.3 percent (15-of-53) from the field Jan. 8, 2013. Duke is now 46-0 under Mike Krzyzewski when opponents shoot below 30 percent from the field.