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Game 22 [5 AP / 5 Coaches] Duke (19-2, 6-1 ACC)  vs. Maryland (14-7, 4-3 ACC)
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 • 9:00 p.m.
 
The Opening Tip

 Duke (19-2, 6-1 ACC) faces Maryland (14-7, 4-3 ACC) on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the Comcast Center. Tipoff is set for 9:00 p.m.
• The game is being televised by ESPN with Dan Shulman (play-by-play), Jay Bilas (analyst) and Jeannine Edwards (sideline) calling the action.
• Duke is ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while Maryland is unranked in both polls.
• The Blue Devils are looking for their 20th win of the season. Duke has won 20 or more games 45 times, including each of the last 14 seasons.
• Duke has won 37 of the last 40 games entering Wednesday’s game with Maryland.
• The Blue Devils are looking for a third straight ACC road win.
 
Duke-Maryland Series History

• Duke leads the all-time series 108-61, including a 30-25 mark in College Park, Md.
• The Blue Devils have won seven of the last eight meetings, including a 71-64 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium earlier this season.
• Seven of the last 11 games in the series have been decided by 10 points or less.
• Duke has won three of the last five games at the Comcast Center.
• Mike Krzyzewski is looking for his 50th win over Maryland on Wednesday. He is 49-21 all-time against the Terrapins.
• Senior Kyle Singler had 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Nolan Smith added 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in Duke’s January 9th win over Maryland.
 
Numbers Game

l Mike Krzyzewski is one of seven coaches in ACC history with a winning percentage above .500 in league road games. Coach K’s .607 road winning percentage ranks fourth all-time, while his 136 career road wins are an ACC record.l Duke has scored 80 or more points in 15 games this season. The Blue Devils have won 30 consecutive games when scoring 80+ points. l The Blue Devils have had at least one player score 20 or more points in 16 straight games. Duke has had two players top the 20-point mark seven times this season.

l Nolan Smith is attempting to become the first player in ACC history to lead the league in scoring and assists. Smith is currently averaging 21.0 points and 5.6 assists per game. He is one of four players in the NCAA averaging over 20.0 points and 5.0 assists per game.

l Kyle Singler is 11 points shy of moving into the top 5 at Duke and the top 20 in the ACC in scoring. He enters Wednesday’s game with 2,144 career points.l Mason Plumlee has raised his rebound average an ACC-best 5.5 rebounds per game from a year ago. He ranks fourth in the ACC in rebounding at 8.6 rpg. and has grabbed 10 or more rebounds 10 times this season.

l Nolan Smith averaged 25.3 points per game in nine January contests. He scored 20 or more points in six of those games, including a pair of 30+ point efforts.

l The Blue Devils are 14-2 following a loss over the last four seasons. Duke has not lost back-to-back games since the 2008-09 season.

l Duke has not lost back-to-back games against
unranked opponents since falling at Wake Forest and Miami in February of 2008.

Maryland at Duke Game Notes

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Game 15[1 AP / 1 Coaches] Duke (14-0, 1-0 ACC)  vs. Maryland (10-4, 0-1 ACC)
Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 • 8:00 p.m.
 
The Opening Tip• Duke faces Maryland on Sunday, Jan. 9 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m.
• The game is being televised by Fox Sports with Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst) and Jenn Hildreth (sideline) calling the action.
• Duke is ranked No. 1 in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while Maryland is unranked in both polls.
• Duke has won 24 consecutive games entering Sunday’s contest. The Blue Devils have also won 28 straight games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Duke is looking to improve to 15-0 for the fifth time in school history. The Blue Devils opened the 2005-06, 2004-05, 1991-92 and 1985-86 seasons with 15 straight victories as well.
 
Duke-Maryland Series History• Duke and Maryland have met 168 times heading into Sunday’s game with the first meeting between the two schools coming in 1926.
• The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 107-61, including a 50-14 mark at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Duke has won three consecutive meetings at Cameron Indoor Stadium and seven of the last nine games at home.
• Mike Krzyzewski is 48-21 at Duke against the Terrapins.
• Duke has won 21 of the last 32 games in the series (dating back to the 1997-98 season).
• The Blue Devils’ last loss was to Maryland, 79-72, on March 3, 2010. Duke has won 24 consecutive games since that loss.
 
Numbers Game
l Duke has won 24 consecutive games dating back to a 79-72 loss at Maryland on March 3, 2010. Duke has won 32 of its last 33 games.
l Duke has only lost two home games in the past four seasons, posting a record of 57-2 in Cameron Indoor Stadium during that span. The Blue Devils currently have a 28-game win streak at home.l Duke has won 50 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 Kyle Singler became the 11th player in Duke history to score at least 2,000 career points on Wednesday. He currently ranks 42nd in ACC history with 2,010 career points.
l Senior Nolan Smith has scored 20 or more points in five consecutive games. He is averaging 26.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game, while shooting 61.6 percent (45-of-73) from the field and 63.2 percent (12-of-19) from three-point range in that span.
l Kyle Singler has made 18 three-point field goals in the last six games. He is averaging 19.7 points per game, while shooting 46.2 percent from behind the arc in that span.
l Nolan Smith leads the ACC with seven games with 20 or more points scored. He has topped the 20-point mark in six of the last seven games, including a career-best 33 points on Wednesday.
l Duke has scored 80 or more points in 12 games this season. The Blue Devils have won 27 consecutive games when scoring 80+ points. Duke is 494-46 under Coach K when scoring 80 or more points in a game.
l The Blue Devils rank third the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage (.438) and are tied for fifth nationally in three-point field goals (9.5 3pg.). Duke has made 10 or more threes in a game six times and has made 60 more treys than its opponents.
l Following Nolan Smith’s 33-point outing against UAB, Duke is the only team in the country that has had three players score 30 or more points in a game. Kyle Singler and Kyrie Irving also have 30-point efforts this season.
l Duke has trailed more than two minutes in a game twice — Butler (13:13) and Miami (2:06) — this season. The Blue Devils have not trailed in six contests and have trailed a total of   20:46 on the year.
 
24 & Counting
• Duke’s 24-game win streak is the second-longest win streak in school history and the sixth-longest in ACC history.
 
Longest Win Streaks at Duke1.    Dec. 2, 1998 – March 27, 1999            32
2.    March 6, 2010 – present                   243.    March 14, 1991 – Feb. 1, 1992             23
        Feb. 26, 1992 – Jan. 6, 1993                23
5.    March 4, 2001 – Jan. 2, 2002               22
Longest Win Streaks in ACC History1.    North Carolina – Dec. 4, 1956 – Dec. 21, 1957                37
2.    N.C. State – Dec. 18, 1973 – Dec. 28, 1974 36
3.    Duke – Dec. 2, 1998 – March 27, 1999 32
4.    N.C. State – Nov. 27, 1972 – Dec. 7, 1973 29
5.    Virginia – March 5, 1980 – Feb. 16, 1981 28
6.    Duke – March 6, 2010 – present      24
 
Home Court Advantage
• Duke’s 28-game win streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium is the second-longest active streak in the NCAA. It is also the fourth-longest in Duke history.
NCAA Home Court Win Streaks
Team                Streak              Next Game
Kansas                  68              Nebraska, 1/15
Duke                     28              Maryland, 1/9Kentucky               26                 Auburn, 1/11
Murray State         25      Eastern Illinois, 1/20
 
Duke Home Court Win Streaks
Streak                                                  Dates
46                            Jan. 13, 1997 – Feb. 9, 2000
41                            Nov. 25, 2002 – Feb. 26, 2004
36                            Nov. 14, 1990 – Jan. 17, 1993
28                            Feb. 22, 2009 – present27                            Jan. 13, 1962 – Dec. 5, 1964