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Duke By The Numbers

CookDuke (26-3, 13-3) vs. Wake Forest (13-16, 5-11)

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.

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Syracuse vs Duke – The Numbers

K vs NCSDuke (25-3, 12-3) vs. Syracuse (18-10, 9-6)

Saturday, February 28, 2015 • 7:05 p.m. • ESPN

Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium

The Opening Tip

• Duke (25-3, 12-3) hosts Syracuse (18-10, 9-6) Saturday, Feb. 28 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m. with Sean McDonough, Dick Vitale and Allison Williams calling the action for ESPN.

• The Blue Devils enter the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 74-15 when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. Syracuse 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. 4), USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 5), Ratings Percentage Index (No. 4) and Strength of Schedule (No. 10).

• Duke is 11-2 against teams in the top 64 of the Ratings Percentage Index, including a 4-0 mark against teams in the top 20. Syracuse enters the contest 63rd in the RPI.

Last Time OUt

• Duke recorded a 91-86 overtime win at Virginia Tech Wednesday to reach the 25-win plateau for the eighth consecutive season and 24th time under Mike Krzyzewski.

• Jahlil Okafor scored a career-high 30 points on 13-of-18 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and two assists. He became just the fifth Duke freshman to score 30 or more points in a game.

• Quinn Cook continued his All-America caliber play with 26 points while playing all 45 minutes. He was 8-of-13 from the field, including 6-of-11 from three-point range in the win. Cook scored 21 points and knocked down five three-point field goals after intermission.

• Justise Winslow added 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals for the Blue Devils, while Tyus Jones notched a team-high nine assists.

• Duke shot 59.3 percent (35-of-59) from the field, marking the 14th time it has shot 50 percent or better from the field in a game. The Blue Devils made all three field goal attempts in overtime.

By the numbers

• Jahlil Okafor leads the team in scoring (18.4 ppg.), rebounds (9.4 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.665). 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 (.470), three-point percentage (.415) and three-point field goals (2.86 3pg.).

• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (18.4 ppg.), Justise Winslow (12.0 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.5 ppg.) combine for 41.9 points per game (51.7 percent of Duke scoring).

• The freshmen trio of Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow have been together in Duke’s starting lineup 27 times. Mike Krzyzewski has started three or more freshmen in a game 62 times at Duke (including 27 times in 1982-83).

• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 20 of 28 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 12 times, while Tyus Jones (6) and Justise Winslow (2) have also led Duke in scoring multiple times. The rookie trio has also accounted for 18 of Duke’s 23 20-point games on the year (Okafor 11, Jones 5, Winslow 2).

• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 38 games, the longest streak in Duke history. He is shooting 41.8 percent (102-of-244) from behind the arc in that stretch.

• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 87.2 percent (171-of-196) from the free throw line. Over the past 18 contests, Jones is 72-of-79 (.911) and Cook is 50-of-58 (.862) from the charity stripe.

• Justise Winslow has scored in double figures in each of the past nine games and is averaging 15.0 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while shooting 52.2 percent (48-of-92) from the field, including 47.6 percent (10-of-21) from three-point range, in that span.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .665 field goal percentage (206-of-310). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 16 times on the year.

• Tyus Jones has scored in double figures in 10 of the past 12 games and is averaging 14.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game in that span.

• Quinn Cook has played 209 of a possible 210 minutes over the past five games and is averaging 23.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in that span. He is 38-of-71 (.535) from the field and 21-of-43 (.488) from three-point range during the five-game stretch.

• Duke leads the ACC in scoring at 81.0 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 282nd consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 233-48 (.829) 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.

• Duke is averaging 87.4 points per game on 53.2 percent shooting from the field, including 59.9 percent (324-of-541) from two-point range, over 14 games at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils have scored 80 or more points in a game nine times at home this season.

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Duke at Virginia Tech By The Numbers

marshallDuke (24-3, 11-3) at Virginia Tech (10-17, 2-12)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • 9:05 p.m. • ESPN2

Blacksburg, Va. • Cassell Coliseum

The Opening Tip

• Duke (24-3, 11-3) travels to Blacksburg, Va. for a road contest against Virginia Tech (10-17, 2-12) Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Cassell Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 9:05 p.m. with Bob Wischusen and LaPhonso Ellis calling the action for ESPN2.

• The Blue Devils enter the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 73-15 when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. Virginia Tech 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. 4), USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 5), Ratings Percentage Index (No. 4) and Strength of Schedule (No. 6).

• Duke is 11-2 away from Cameron Indoor Stadium and ranks first in the NCAA in road/neutral site RPI. The Blue Devils have wins at No. 2 Wisconsin, No. 2 Virginia and No. 6 Louisville as well as a neutral site win over No. 19 Michigan State.

Last Time Out

• Duke posted a 78-56 win over Clemson Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium as four Blue Devils scored in double figures.

• Quinn Cook matched a career-high with 27 points to go along with four rebounds, four assists and a steal. Cook was 11-of-18 from the field, including 3-of-7 from three-point range.

• Justise Winslow recorded a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while also collecting a season-high four steals. He was 8-of-14 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line in the win.

• Tyus Jones delivered 11 points, nine assists and four steals, while Grayson Allen had his second career double figure scoring game with 10 points.

• Duke shot 51.7 percent (30-of-58) from the field, marking the 13th time it has shot 50 percent or better from the field in a game.

• National Player of the Year candidate Jahlil Okafor missed the Clemson game with an ankle injury.

By the numbers

• Jahlil Okafor leads the team in scoring (17.9 ppg.), rebounds (9.4 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.661). He is attempting to become the first freshman to lead Duke in all three categories.

• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 15.5 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.464), three-point percentage (.407), three-point field goals (2.74 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.887).

• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (17.9 ppg.), Justise Winslow (11.9 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.7 ppg.) combine for 41.5 points per game (51.5 percent of Duke scoring).

• The freshmen trio of Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow have been together in Duke’s starting lineup 26 times. Mike Krzyzewski has started three or more freshmen in a game 61 times at Duke (including 27 times in 1982-83).

• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 20 of 27 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 11 times, while Tyus Jones (6) and Justise Winslow (2) have also led Duke in scoring multiple times. The rookie trio has also accounted for 17 of Duke’s 21 20-point games on the year (Okafor 10, Jones 5, Winslow 2).

• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 37 games, tied with Trajan Langdon for the longest streak in Duke history. He is shooting 41.2 percent (96-of-233) from behind the arc in that stretch.

• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 87.9 percent (167-of-190) from the free throw line. Over the past 17 contests, Jones is 72-of-79 (.911) and Cook is 46-of-52 (.885) from the charity stripe.

• Justise Winslow has scored in double figures in each of the past eight games and is averaging 15.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while shooting 51.3 percent (41-of-80) from the field, including 50.0 percent (9-of-18) from three-point range, in that span.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .661 field goal percentage (193-of-292). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 15 times on the year.

• Tyus Jones has scored in double figures in 10 of the past 11 games and is averaging 15.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in that span. He is 50-of-110 (.455) from the field, including 19-of-41 (.463) from three-point range, over the past 11 contests.

• Quinn Cook has played 164 of a possible 165 minutes over the past four games and is averaging 23.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in that span. He is 30-of-58 (.517) from the field and 15-of-32 (.469) from three-point range during the four-game stretch.

• Duke leads the ACC in scoring at 80.6 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 281st consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 232-48 (.829) in that span.

• The Blue Devils have had four or more double figure scoring in 10 consecutive games and 24 times overall on the year.

• Duke has shot 50 percent or better from the field 13 times on the year. The Blue Devils are 13-0 in those contests and 486-31 under Mike Krzyzewski when shooting 50 percent or better from the floor.