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Miami at Duke Game Notes

Duke vs. Miami

Saturday, March 2, 2013 • 6:10 p.m. • ESPN

Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)



Play-by-Play: Dave O’Brien

Analyst: Dick Vitale

Sideline: Doris Burke


Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Play-by-Play: Bob Harris

Analyst: John Roth

Sirius - 91; XM – 91

The Opening Tip

• The Blue Devils are ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 1-1 this season and 110-23 overall when ranked No. 3 in the country.

• The Blue Devils have been ranked in the AP top 10 for 110 consecutive weeks. Duke had been ranked in the top five in 14 of the 17 polls this season.

• Duke is playing its 205th straight game as a top-10 team in the AP poll. Duke is 170-34 in that span.

• Head coach Mike Krzyzewski ranks third for most wins by a coach at one school with 878 career victories at Duke. He is one win shy of tying Dean Smith for second on that list.

• The Blue Devils are one league win shy of winning 12 or more ACC games for the fourth straight season.

• Duke is the only team in the top 5 of the Associated Press Poll (No. 3), Coaches Poll (No. 3), NCAA RPI (No. 1) and Strength of Schedule index (No. 2).

The Last Time Out

• Virginia guard Joe Harris scored 36 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 73-68 upset over No. 3

Duke in Charlottesville Thursday. Harris grabbed seven rebounds, including four offensive, while adding two blocks, a steal and an assist. Harris shot 12-of-20 from the floor, 2-of-5 from three-point range and 10-of-12 from the free throw line.

• Harris’ performance was enough to overcome a 28-point effort from Duke’s Seth Curry and a 22-point showing from Quinn Cook.

• Virginia led by as much as 16 points with less than seven minutes remaining before Duke closed the gap to seven points with 40 seconds left. Cook scored 11 points in the final two minutes to cut the deficit.

• Virginia outrebounded Duke 36-25 and scored 18 points on second-chance opportunities.

• Duke outscored Virginia 24-9 from three-point range, but Virginia outscored Duke 34-22 in the paint.

Numbers Game

• Head coach Mike Krzyzewski is one win shy of matching Dean Smith for the second-most wins at one school. Coach K is also one win shy of joining Smith as the only coaches in league history to amass 400 or more ACC victories.

• Duke, ranked No. 3 in the latest AP Poll, has been ranked in the top 10 of the poll 110 consecutive weeks. The last time Duke was not ranked in the top 10 was Nov. 19, 2007.

• Duke is the only team in the top 5 of the Associated Press Poll (No. 3), Coaches Poll (No. 3), NCAA RPI (No. 1) and Strength of Schedule index (No. 2). Miami and Louisville are the only schools to rank in the top 10 in all four polls.

• Duke is 14-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium this season. The Blue Devils have gone undefeated at home 16 times, including nine under Coach K.

• The Blue Devils lead the ACC in three-point percentage (.411) and three-point field goals per game (7.7 3pg.). The .411 clip would rank as the third-best in school history.

• Duke is on a four-game win streak over top-5 teams with wins over No. 2 Louisville, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 4 Ohio State this season as well as last year’s 85-84 win over No. 5 North Carolina. Duke has won five of its last six games over teams ranked in the top 5 of the AP poll.

• Mason Plumlee is tied for the ACC lead with 16 double-doubles on the year. Plumlee is averaging 17.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game and is attempting to become the second Blue Devil (joining Shelden Williams in 2005 & 2006) under Coach K to average a double-double for a season.

• Seth Curry has scored in double figures in 10 straight contests, including six games with 20+ points in that span. He is averaging 19.6 points per game, while shooting 44.9 percent (27-of-61) from three-point range over the last 10 outings.

• Rasheed Sulaimon is shooting .475 (28-of-59) from three-point range at home this season. He has hit multiple three-pointers and shot .500 or better from long range in four of his last five home games.

• Duke is one win shy of posting 25 or more victories for the sixth straight season and the 22nd time overall under Mike Krzyzewski. One more win would also give Duke 12 ACC victories for the fourth straight season.

Duke-Miami Series History

• Duke and Miami have met 19 times leading into Saturday’s meeting with the Blue Devils holding a 15-4 lead in the series.

• Duke is 7-1 against Miami in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Six of those eight meetings have been decided by 10 or more points.

• Duke has won 15 of the last 18 meetings with Miami but has lost two straight. Duke has never lost back-to-back meetings against Miami.

• Duke is 15-3 against Miami under Coach K.

• In the first meeting of the 2012-13 season between Duke and Miami, the Hurricanes held Duke to .297 shooting from the field on the way to a 90-63 win in Coral Gables, Fla. Duke hit just 4-of-23 (.174) shots from three-point range in the loss while Miami 9-of-19 (.474) from beyond the arc.

• Freshmen Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon combined to score 29 points in the last meeting against Miami with Sulaimon netting 16 and Jefferson 13. Redshirt freshman Alex Murphy scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.

Boston College at Duke Game Notes

Game 20[3 AP / 3 Coaches] Duke (18-1, 5-1 ACC) vs. Boston College (14-6, 4-2 ACC) Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 • 8:00 p.m.

The Opening Tip

• Duke (18-1, 5-1) faces Boston College (14-6, 4-2) on Thursday, Jan. 27 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m.

• The game is being televised by Raycom with Tim Brando (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (analyst) calling the action.

• Duke is ranked No. 3 in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while Boston College is unranked in both polls.

 • The Blue Devils are looking to improve to 19-1 for the ninth time in school history. Duke has reached 19-1 in three of the last six seasons.

• Duke has won 36 of the last 38 games entering Thursday’s game with Boston College. • Duke is looking for its 25th straight win in the state of North Carolina. Duke-Boston College Series History• Thursday’s game marks the 15th meeting between Duke and Boston College.

• The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 12-2, including 5-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Duke’s five home wins in the series have been by 10 or more points.

• Duke is 8-1 against Boston College since the Eagles joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. • Mike Krzyzewski is 11-2 at Duke against Boston College.

• The Blue Devils have sold out 315 straight games entering Thursday’s contest. The last non-sellout at Cameron Indoor Stadium was against Boston College on Nov. 16, 1990.

• Five of the last six games in the series have been decided by 10 points or less. Numbers Game l The Blue Devils’ current 30-game win streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium is the fourth-longest home win streak in program history.

l Duke has only lost two home games in the past four seasons, posting a record of 59-2 in Cameron Indoor Stadium during that span.

 l Duke has won 52 straight home games against unranked opponents. The Blue Devils’ last loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium to an unranked opponent was to Florida State on Feb. 4, 2007.

l Duke has won 24 consecutive games in the state of North Carolina. The Blue Devils’ last loss in the state was at N.C. State on Jan. 20. 2010.l The Blue Devils have had at least one player score 20 or more points in 14 straight games.

l Duke has had six different players score 20 or more points in a game. Nolan Smith leads the ACC with nine 20-point scoring games.

l Kyle Singler is seven points shy of moving into the top 25 on the ACC scoring list. He enters Thursday’s game with 2,110 career points.

l Mason Plumlee has raised his rebound average by 5.5 rebounds per game from a year ago. He ranks fourth in the ACC in rebounding at 8.6 rpg. Plumlee ranks second in league play with 11.0 rpg. and 7.8 defensive rebounds per game. He has grabbed 10 or more rebounds nine times this season, including each of the last four games.

l In conference play, Nolan Smith leads the ACC in scoring (22.5 ppg.), assists (5.5 apg.), steals (2.5 spg.) and minutes played (39.2 mpg.). He also ranks second in free throw percentage (.946).

 l Ryan Kelly has made 13 consecutive shots from the field, including his last six three-point field goal attempts. He is averaging 10.5 points, while shooting 71.4 percent (15-of-21) from the field over the last four games.

Boston College at Duke – Official Game Notes


[8 AP/7 Coaches] Duke (13-2, 1-1 ACC) vs. Boston College (10-6, 1-1 ACC)

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010  •  7:00 p.m.  •  ESPN

Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)  •  Durham, N.C.

The Opening Tip

Duke (13-2, 1-1 ACC), ranked eighth in the AP poll and seventh in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll, faces Boston College (10-6, 1-1 ACC) at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday’s game will air on ESPN with Rece Davis, Bob Knight and Holly Rowe calling the action.

The Last Time Out

Duke dropped a 71-67 decision at Georgia Tech on Saturday in its last outing. The Blue Devils, playing their third game in six days, shot just 21.4 percent (6-of-28) from three-point range in the contest.

Senior Jon Scheyer continued his All-America caliber season with 25 points and six assists in 39 minutes of action. Freshman Mason Plumlee was the only other player in double-figures with 10 points to go along with a team-high six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Sophomore Miles Plumlee added eight points, five rebounds and two steals in the loss.

Juniors Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler combined for just 18 points on 6-of-23 shooting after entering the game averaging 34.4 points per game combined. Smith’s nine-point effort snapped a string of 12 straight double-figure scoring games this season, while Singler failed to reach double-figures for just the 15th time in 86 career games.

Duke controlled the glass (20-12 rebounding edge) en route to taking a 35-29 halftime lead. Georgia Tech turned the tables in the final 20 minutes, outrebounding the Blue Devils 26-12 and outscoring them 42-32.

Numbers Game

l Duke is the only team in the country to rank in the top 10 in both the AP Poll and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll as well as the College Basketball News Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) and Strength of Schedule (SOS). The Blue Devils, eighth in the AP Poll and seventh in the Coaches Poll, rank second in the RPI with the 10th-best SOS.

l Wednesday’s game is the 299th consecutive sellout at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The last time Duke did not have a sellout at home was on Nov. 16, 1990, against Boston College.

l The Blue Devils have won 11 straight and 41 of the last 43 games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

l Duke has won 22 of its last 24 games in the month of January. The Blue Devils are 201-56 under Mike Krzyzewski in January games. Duke has lost back-to-back games in January just two times in the last 12 seasons.

l The Blue Devils have won 36 consecutive home games against unranked opponents.

l Senior Jon Scheyer leads the NCAA in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.65:1) while playing 35.5 minutes per game. He has led Duke in assists in all 15 games with six turnover-free games. Scheyer also ranks ninth in the NCAA at 6.2 assists per game.

l Nolan Smith has 26 three-point field goals and is shooting an ACC-best 51.0 percent from three-point range. He is one three-point field goal shy of matching his single season high. Smith entered the year shooting 36.2 percent (49-of-135) from three-point range.

l Duke has had 18 individual 20-point scoring games this season, including seven by Jon Scheyer. The Blue Devils have had multiple 20-point scorers in the same game six times on the year.

l Jon Scheyer has scored 20 or more points in six of the last seven contests, including a pair of 30-point efforts. He has scored 15 or more points in 13 of 15 games this season.

l Junior Nolan Smith is averaging 19.5 points per game, while shooting 58.1 percent (43-of-74) from the field and 64.0 percent (16-of-25) from three-point range, in the last six games.

l Miles and Mason Plumlee are averaging 16.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game combined over the last four contests. The duo is shooting 60.9 percent (25-of-41) from the field during that span.