Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • 8:06 p.m. • ACCN
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium
the Opening Tip
• Duke (26-3, 13-3) hosts Wake Forest (13-16, 5-11) Wednesday, March 4 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 8:06 p.m. with Tim Brant and Dan Bonner calling the action for the ACC Network.
• The Blue Devils enter the game ranked No. 3 in both the AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 113-23 when ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll. Wake Forest is unranked in both polls.
• Duke and Kansas are the only teams in the NCAA to rank in the top 10 of the AP Poll (No. 3), USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 3), Ratings Percentage Index (No. 4) and Strength of Schedule (No. 10).
• Duke is 14-1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season and has lost more than one game at home just two times over the past 14 seasons.
• The Blue Devils have won 47 of the past 48 games at Cameron Indoor Stadium and are 94-4 at home this decade.
Last Time Out
• Duke completed a season sweep of Syracuse with a 73-54 win over the Orange Saturday as Justise Winslow and Jahlil Okafor combined for 36 points and 23 rebounds.
• Winslow scored a game-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including 3-of-5 from three-point range, to go along with nine rebounds, three blocks and two steals.
• Okafor registered his 11th double-double of the season with 13 points and 14 rebounds. He grabbed seven offensive rebounds and also had four assists in the win.
• Quinn Cook also scored in double figures, finishing with 17 points, while Tyus Jones and Matt Jones each tallied nine points.
• Duke held Syracuse to 30.6 percent (19-of-62) shooting in the game, including 3-of-20 (.150) from three-point range. The Orange shot just 29.0 percent (9-of-31) in the first half of play.
By the numbers
• Jahlil Okafor leads the team in scoring (18.2 ppg.), rebounds (9.6 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.663). He is attempting to become the first freshman to lead Duke in all three categories.
• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 15.9 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.464), three-point percentage (.403), three-point field goals (2.79 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.880).
• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (18.2 ppg.), Justise Winslow (12.3 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.4 ppg.) combine for 41.9 points per game (51.9 percent of Duke scoring).
• The freshmen trio of Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow have been together in Duke’s starting lineup 28 times. Mike Krzyzewski has started three or more freshmen in a game 63 times at Duke.
• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 21 of 29 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 12 times, while Tyus Jones (6) and Justise Winslow (3) have also led Duke in scoring multiple times. The rookie trio has also accounted for 19 of Duke’s 24 20-point games on the year (Okafor 11, Jones 5, Winslow 3).
• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 39 games, the eighth-longest streak in ACC history. He is shooting 40.9 percent (103-of-252) from behind the arc in that stretch.
• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 87.7 percent (179-of-204) from the free throw line. Over the past 19 contests, Jones is 74-of-81 (.914) and Cook is 56-of-64 (.875) from the charity stripe.
• Justise Winslow has scored in double figures in each of the past 10 games and is averaging 15.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while shooting 53.7 percent (58-of-108) from the field, including 50.0 percent (13-of-26) from three-point range, in that span.
• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .663 field goal percentage (212-of-320). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 16 times on the year.
• Tyus Jones has recorded six or more assists in each of the past seven games and 14 times overall on the year. His 5.7 assists per game ranks third in the Duke freshman record book, while his 2.70:1 assist-to-turnover ratio is second among freshmen at Duke.
• Quinn Cook has scored 17 or more points in each of the past six games. He is averaging 22.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 40.5 minutes per game in that span. Cook is 43-of-86 (.500), including 22-of-51 (.431) from three-point range, in the past six contests.
• Duke leads the ACC in scoring at 80.7 points per game. The Blue Devils are looking to pace the conference in scoring in back-to-back years for the first time since finishing atop the league scoring charts from 1997-2003.
• Duke is playing its 283rd consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 234-48 (.830) in that span.
• Duke has shot 50 percent or better from the field 14 times on the year. The Blue Devils are 14-0 in those contests and 487-31 under Mike Krzyzewski when shooting 50 percent or better from the floor.
• Jahlil Okafor averages a team-high 19.5 points and 9.8 rebounds at Cameron Indoor Stadium. He is shooting 68.3 percent in 14 home contests.