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Duke vs Utah Game Notes

NCAA71 Duke (31-4, 15-3 ACC) vs. 5 Utah (26-8, 13-5 Pac-12)

Friday, March 27, 2015 • 9:45 p.m. (EST) • CBS

Houston, Texas • NRG Stadium

The Opening Tip

• Duke (31-4, 15-3) faces Utah (26-8, 13-5 Pac-12) Friday, March 27 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Tipoff is set for 9:45 p.m. (EST) with Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson calling the action for CBS.

• The Blue Devils were tabbed the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Duke has received a No. 1 seed 13 times, second-most in NCAA Tournament history.

• Duke is 101-34 (.748) all-time in NCAA Tournament play, including an 84-26 (.763) mark under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

• The Blue Devils enter Friday’s game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 77-15 (.837) overall when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll.

• Duke has seven wins against the rest of the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 field with five of the seven wins coming by 10 points or more.

• Duke is 7-2 on the year against ranked opponents, including a 4-1 mark against teams ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll.

• The Blue Devils are 4-4 in NCAA Tournament play in the state of Texas, including a 3-1 mark in Houston (2-0 at NRG Stadium in 2010).

Last Time out

• Duke recorded a 68-49 win over San Diego State to advance to the Sweet 16 for the 24th time in program history.

• Jahlil Okafor scored 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the field and added six rebounds, two assists and three blocks in the win.

• Justise Winslow filled the stat sheet with 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and four steals. He has collected 10 or more rebounds in each of the past three games.

• Quinn Cook added 15 points and five rebounds against the Aztecs.

• Duke shot 54.5 percent (30-of-55) from the field as Okafor, Winslow and Cook combined to go 24-of-39 (.615) from the floor.

By the numbers

• Mike Krzyzewski has guided Duke to 14 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances in the past 18 years, most in the NCAA. The Blue Devils were 14-1 in the Round of 32 in that span.

• Jahlil Okafor is averaging 23.5 points on 77.8 percent (21-of-27) shooting through two NCAA Tournament games. He is the first Duke freshman to score 20 or more points in his first two NCAA Tournament contests. Dahntay Jones (2003) was the last Blue Devil to scored 20 or more points in the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 15.8 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.460), three-point percentage (.407), three-point field goals (2.86 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.891).

• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (18.1 ppg.), Justise Winslow (12.1 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.4 ppg.) combine for 41.6 points per game (51.7 percent of Duke scoring). The trio has combined for 40 or more points in a game 21 times this season.

• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 25 of 35 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 14 times, while Tyus Jones (7), Justise Winslow (3) and Grayson Allen (1) have also led Duke in scoring. The rookie class has also accounted for 24 of Duke’s 31 20-point games on the year (Okafor 14, Jones 6, Winslow 3, Allen 1).

• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .677 field goal percentage (260-of-384). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 20 times on the year. Okafor’s field goal percentage is second-best in Duke history, trailing only Christian Laettner’s .723 (115-of-159) field goal percentage as a freshman in 1989.

• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 45 games, tied for the fourth-longest streak in ACC history. He is shooting 41.1 percent (122-of-297) from behind the arc in that stretch. Cook has an ACC-high 100 three-point field goals this season.

• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 88.7 percent (204-of-230) from the free throw line. The remaining six players in the Duke rotation are 301-of-501 (.601) from the charity stripe.

• Justise Winslow is averaging 14.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while shooting 55.2 percent (85-of-154) from the field, including 48.6 percent (18-of-37) from three-point range, over the past 16 games.

• Tyus Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists (203) and steals (53). Tommy Amaker (1984), Bobby Hurley (1990) and Jason Williams (2000) are the only Blue Devils to lead the team in both categories as freshmen. Jones, Hurley and Williams are the only Duke freshmen to record at least 200 assists and 50 steals in a season.

• Justise Winslow has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in each of the past three games and is now averaging 6.3 rebounds per game. He is looking to become the second player 6-6 or under to average 6.0 rpg. under Coach K. Chris Carrawell averaged 6.1 rpg. in 1999-2000.

• Duke is playing its 289th consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 239-49 (.830) in that span.

• Duke has shot 50 percent or better from the field 18 times, including both NCAA Tournament games. The Blue Devils are shooting 58.7 percent (64-of-109) from the field in NCAA Tournament play and are one of three teams in the NCAA shooting over 50 percent on the year.

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Duke vs SDSU Game Notes

NCAA6Duke (30-4, 15-3 ACC) vs. San Diego State (27-8, 14-4 MW)

Sunday, March 22, 2015 • 2:40 p.m. • CBS

Charlotte, N.C. • Time Warner Cable Arena

The Opening Tip

• Duke (30-4, 15-3) faces San Diego State (27-8, 14-4 MW) Sunday, March 22 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Tipoff is set for 2:40 p.m. with Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson calling the action for CBS.

• The Blue Devils were tabbed the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Duke has received a No. 1 seed 13 times, second-most in NCAA Tournament history.

• Duke is 100-34 (.746) all-time in NCAA Tournament play, including an 83-26 (.761) mark under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke is one of three programs with 100 NCAA tourney wins.

• Duke is 33-6 (.846) in the state of North Carolina in NCAA Tournament play, including an 11-3 (.786) mark in Charlotte.

• The Blue Devils enter Friday’s game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 76-15 (.835) overall when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll.

Last Time Out

• Duke posted an 85-56 win over Robert Morris Friday as Quinn Cook (22) and Jahlil Okafor (21) combined for 43 points on 17-of-23 (.739) shooting.

• Cook knocked down six three-pointers as Duke went 10-of-21 (.476) from behind the arc.

• Okafor was 9-of-11 (.818) from the field to match the third-best field goal percentage by a Blue Devil in NCAA Tournament history.

• Tyus Jones added 10 points and seven assists, while Justise Winslow recorded six points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

• Marshall Plumlee came off the bench to notch his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

• Duke recorded an assist on 28 of its 34 made field goals and shot 63.0 percent (34-of-54) from the field in the win. Duke’s 28 assists also set a school NCAA Tournament game record.

By the Numbers

• Jahlil Okafor was named ACC Player of the Year, becoming the first freshman in league history to claim the honor and just the ninth freshman out of a major conference (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) to earn player of the year accolades.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils and ranks among the top five in the ACC in scoring (17.8 ppg.), rebounds (8.8 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.674). 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 (.460), three-point percentage (.408), three-point field goals (2.85 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.891).

• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (17.8 ppg.), Justise Winslow (12.1 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.6 ppg.) combine for 41.5 points per game (51.4 percent of Duke scoring). The trio has combined for 40 or more points in a game 20 times this season.

• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 24 of 34 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 13 times, while Tyus Jones (7), Justise Winslow (3) and Grayson Allen (1) have also led Duke in scoring. The rookie class has also accounted for 23 of Duke’s 30 20-point games on the year (Okafor 13, Jones 6, Winslow 3, Allen 1).

• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 44 games, the fifth-longest streak in ACC history. He is shooting 41.2 percent (119-of-289) from behind the arc in that stretch. Cook has an ACC-high 97 three-point field goals and is three treys shy of becoming the sixth Blue Devil to make 100 three-pointers in a season.

• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 88.7 percent (204-of-230) from the free throw line. The remaining six players in the Duke rotation are 299-of-499 (.599) from the charity stripe.

• Justise Winslow is averaging 14.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 54.9 percent (79-of-144) from the field, including 48.6 percent (17-of-35) from three-point range, over the past 15 games.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .674 field goal percentage (248-of-368). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 19 times on the year. Okafor’s field goal percentage is second-best in Duke history, trailing only Christian Laettner’s .723 (115-of-159) field goal percentange as a freshman in 1989.

• Tyus Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists (197) and steals (51). Tommy Amaker (1984), Bobby Hurley (1990) and Jason Williams (2000) are the only Blue Devils to lead the team in both categories as freshmen.

• Duke leads the ACC and ranks fourth nationally in scoring (80.7 ppg.). 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 288th consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 238-49 (.829) in that span.

• The Blue Devils recorded their 30th win of the season Friday to match the NCAA record with 14 30-win seasons. Mike Krzyzewski holds the NCAA record for 30-win seasons by a coach with 14.

• Duke is one of three teams in the NCAA shooting over 50 percent from the field. The Blue Devils have shot 50 percent of better from the field 17 times on the year.

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Duke-NCAA Tournament Game Notes

Justise1 Duke (29-4, 15-3 ACC) vs. 16 nNorth Florida / 16Robert Morris

Friday, March 20, 2015 • 7:10 p.m. • CBS

Charlotte, N.C. • Time Warner Cable Arena

The Opening Tip

• Duke (29-4, 15-3) faces the winner of an NCAA Tournament opening round game between North Florida and Robert Morris Friday, March 20 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Tipoff is set for 7:10 p.m. with Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson calling the action for CBS.

• The Blue Devils were tabbed the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Duke has received a No. 1 seed 13 times, second-most in NCAA Tournament history.

• Duke is 99-34 (.744) all-time in NCAA Tournament play, including an 82-26 (.759) mark under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils are one win shy of becoming the third program in NCAA history to record 100 tournament wins.

• Duke is making its 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, the second-longest active streak in the NCAA. The Blue Devils have earned a No. 1 (11) or No. 2 (6) seed 17 times in that span.

• Duke is 32-6 (.842) in the state of North Carolina in NCAA Tournament play, including a 10-3 (.769) mark in Charlotte.

• The Blue Devils enter Friday’s game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 75-15 overall when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll.

Last Time Out

• Duke fell to Notre Dame, 74-64, in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament as the Blue Devils shot a season-low 17.8 percent (3-of-17) from three-point range.

• Jahlil Okafor scored a game-high 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and two blocks.

• Justise Winslow notched a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Tyus Jones added 10 points, four rebounds and five assists.

• Duke shot just 50.0 percent (7-of-14) from the foul line, while Notre Dame was 22-of-25 (.880) from the charity stripe in the contest.

• Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones combined to go 6-of-25 (.240) from the field and 2-of-13 (.154) from three-point range in the loss.

By the numbers

• Jahlil Okafor was named ACC Player of the Year, becoming the first freshman in league history to claim the honor and just the ninth freshman out of a major conference (ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) to earn player of the year accolades.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils and ranks among the top five in the ACC in scoring (17.7 ppg.), rebounds (9.0 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.669). He is attempting to become the first freshman to lead Duke in all three categories.

• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 15.7 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.454), three-point percentage (.399), three-point field goals (2.76 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.891).

• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (17.7 ppg.), Justise Winslow (12.3 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.6 ppg.) combine for 41.6 points per game (51.6 percent of Duke scoring). All three players were Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year finalists with Okafor claiming the honor.

• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 24 of 33 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 13 times, while Tyus Jones (7), Justise Winslow (3) and Grayson Allen (1) have also led Duke in scoring. The rookie class has also accounted for 22 of Duke’s 28 20-point games on the year (Okafor 12, Jones 6, Winslow 3, Allen 1).

• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 43 games, tied for the fifth-longest streak in ACC history. He is shooting 40.5 percent (113-of-279) from behind the arc in that stretch. Cook leads the ACC with 91 three-point field goals and has made two or more threes in a game 26 times this season.

• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 88.7 percent (204-of-230) from the free throw line. The remaining six players in the Duke rotation are 292-of-485 (.602) from the charity stripe.

• Justise Winslow has scored in double figures in each of the past 14 games and is averaging 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 53.5 percent (77-of-144) from the field, including 48.5 percent (16-of-33) from three-point range, in that span.

• Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks second nationally with a .669 field goal percentage (239-of-357). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 18 times on the year. Okafor’s field goal percentage is second-best in Duke history, trailing only Christian Laettner’s .723 (115-of-159) field goal percentage as a freshman in 1989.

• Tyus Jones leads the Blue Devils in assists (190) and steals (49). Tommy Amaker (1984), Bobby Hurley (1990) and Jason Williams (2000) are the only Blue Devils to lead the team in both categories as freshmen.

• Duke leads the ACC and ranks fourth nationally in scoring (80.6 ppg.). 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 287th consecutive game as a ranked team in the AP Poll. The Blue Devils are 237-49 (.829) in that span.

• The Blue Devils are one win shy of their 14th 30-win season. Mike Krzyzewski holds the NCAA record for 30-win seasons by a coach with 13.

• Duke has lost back-to-back games in a season three times since the 2009-10 campaign and are 28-3 following a loss in that span.