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.
• 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.