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Clemson at Duke Game Notes

Game 30[4 AP / 4 Coaches] Duke (26-3, 12-2 ACC)  vs. Clemson (19-9, 8-6 ACC)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 • 9:00 p.m.
 
The Opening Tip

• Duke (26-3, 12-2 ACC) faces Clemson (19-9, 8-6 ACC) on Wednesday, March 2 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m.
• The game is being televised by ESPN with Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Len Elmore (analyst) and Jeannine Edwards (sideline) calling the action.
• Duke is ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while Clemson is unranked in both polls.
• Duke has won 44 of the last 48 games entering Wednesday’s game with Clemson. The Blue Devils have won 16 of their last 18 contests against ACC opponents.
• Wednesday’s game marks the final home game for seniors Kyle Singler, Nolan Smith and Casey Peters. Duke is 64-2 at Cameron Indoor Stadium over the last four years.
 
Duke-Clemson Series History

• Duke and Clemson have met 131 times heading into Wednesday’s game with the first meeting between the two schools coming in 1926.
• The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 102-29, including a 55-4 mark at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Duke has won two straight games and 24 of the last 26 in the series.
• Mike Krzyzewski is 48-11 at Duke against Clemson, including a 26-1 mark in Durham. Coach K was sidelined with a back injury during a home loss to Clemson on Jan. 4, 1995
• Duke has won 13 consecutive games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the series.
• Eight of the last 10 games in Durham have been decided by 10 points or more.
• Duke has held Clemson to 50.0 points per game over the last two contests.
 
Numbers Game
Duke has been ranked in the top 5 of the AP Poll for 21 consecutive weeks.l The Blue Devils’ current 35-game win streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium is the longest active streak in the country and the fourth-longest home win streak in program history.

Duke has only lost two home games in the past four seasons, posting a record of 64-2 in Cameron Indoor Stadium during that span.

The Blue Devils have won 29 consecutive games in the state of North Carolina. Duke’s last loss in the state was at N.C. State on Jan. 20, 2010.

Duke has won 55 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.

The Blue Devils are 15-2 following a loss over the last four seasons. Duke has not lost back-to-back games since the 2008-09 season.

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

Nolan Smith is averaging 21.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. He is attempting to join Dick Groat (1951-52) as the only players in Duke history to average over 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game for a season.

Kyle Singler is 38 points shy of moving into the top 10 on the ACC career scoring chart. Singler currently has 2,271 career points and is 20 points shy of moving into 11th place in ACC history.

Mason Plumlee is averaging 9.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game over the last eight contests. He is shooting 70.8 percent (34-of-48) from the field in that span.

Maryland at Duke Game Notes

Nolan Smith - BDN Photo

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

Bradley vs Duke Game Notes

Photo-Rick Crank BDN

1 AP / 1 Coaches] Duke (8-0)  vs. Bradley (4-4)
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 • 9:00 p.m.

The Opening Tip• Duke faces Bradley on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 9:00 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• The game is being televised by espn2 with Mike Patrick (play-by-play) and Len Elmore (analyst) calling the action.
• Duke is ranked No. 1 in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while Bradley is unranked in both polls.
• The Blue Devils enter the contest 8-0 on the year, while the Braves are 4-4 overall.
• Duke has won 18 consecutive games entering Wednesday’s contest.
• The Blue Devils are looking to open the season 9-0 for the 15th time under Coach K.
• Duke is seeking its 35th straight win against a team outside of the traditional power conferences (Big Ten, Big East, SEC, ACC, PAC-10, Big 12).
 
Duke vs. Bradley• Duke is 1-1 all-time against Bradley with a 1-0 mark at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• The Blue Devils won the last meeting, 87-69, on Dec. 8, 1951.
• Bradley opened the series with a 93-58 win over Duke on Dec. 23, 1950. The Braves were ranked second in the nation at the time of the game.
 
Duke vs. the Missouri Valley Conference• Duke is 6-2 all-time against teams currently in the Missouri Valley Conference.
• The Blue Devils have won five straight games against Missouri Valley Conference opposition.
• Mike Krzyzewski is 4-0 at Duke against Missouri Valley Conference opponents.
• Duke has a +27.8 scoring margin versus the Missouri Valley Conference under Coach K.
 
Numbers Game
l Mike Krzyzewski is currently tied with Adolph Rupp for third on the all-time wins list with 876 career victories. He is four wins shy of passing Dean Smith as the winningest coach in ACC history.l The Blue Devils have won 18 consecutive games dating back to a 79-72 loss at Maryland on March 3, 2010. Duke has won 26 of its last 27 games.
l Duke has won 35 consecutive games against teams outside the traditional power conferences (Big Ten, Big East, SEC, ACC, PAC 10, Big 12). Virginia Commonwealth’s 79-77 win over Duke in the 2007 NCAA Tournament was the Blue Devils’ last loss to a team from a non-power conference.
l Duke has only lost two home games in the past four seasons, posting a record of 52-2 in Cameron Indoor Stadium during that span. The Blue Devils currently have a 23-game win streak at home.
l The Blue Devils have won an NCAA-best 81 consecutive non-conference home games. The last home loss against a non-conference opponent for the Blue Devils was on Feb. 26, 2000 against St. John’s, 83-82.
l Duke has won 45 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 Freshman Kyrie Irving is expected to miss the Bradley game after suffering a toe injury in Duke’s win over Butler. He currently ranks in the top 10 of the ACC in six statistical categories.
l Senior Nolan Smith leads the ACC with 19 straight double-figure scoring games. He has scored 10 or more points in 32 of the last 33 games for the Blue Devils.
l Duke’s starting backcourt of Nolan Smith and Kyrie Irving combines to average 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game. The tandem is also shooting 52.3 percent (90-of-172) from the floor. Smith and Irving have both reached double-figures in scoring in all eight games this season.
l Duke has scored 80 or more points in seven games this season. The Blue Devils have won 22 consecutive games when scoring 80+ points. Duke is 489-46 under Coach K when scoring 80 or more points in a game.
l Andre Dawkins is expected to make his first career start on Wednesday. Dawkins is fourth on the team in scoring at 10.6 ppg. and leads the ACC in three-point percentage (.528, 19-of-36).
l Duke is averaging 49.0 ppg. in the second half of play. The Blue Devils are shooting 55.9 percent (124-of-222) from the field, including 54.4 percent (43-of-79) from three-point range after halftime.

#1 Duke at Oregon Game Notes

Kyle Singler faces his brother in Oregon - BDN Photo

[1 AP / 1 Coaches] Duke (5-0) vs. Oregon (4-1)

Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 * 4:00 p.m. (EST)

The Opening Tip

* Duke faces Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.

* The Blue Devils enter the contest 5-0 on the year, while the Ducks are 4-1 overall.

* Duke has won 15 consecutive games entering Saturday’s contest.

* The game is being televised by FSN with Kevin Calabro (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline) calling the action.

* Duke is ranked No. 1 in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while Oregon is unranked in both polls.

* The Blue Devils are looking to open the season 6-0 for the 18th time under Coach K. Duke has won the first six games of the year in each of the last three seasons.

Duke vs. Oregon Series History

* Saturday’s game marks the first meeting between the two schools.

Duke vs. the Pac-10

* The Blue Devils are 25-16 all-time against teams currently in the Pac-10.

* Duke has won six straight games against the Pac-10, dating back to an 84-83 loss to Stanford on Dec. 21, 2000.

* The Blue Devils are 16-9 against Pac-10 teams under Mike Krzyzewski.

* Duke has won 9 of the last 11 meetings with Pac-10 opponents.

Singler vs. Singler

* Saturday’s game will pit senior Kyle Singler against his younger brother, E.J.

Numbers Game

* The Blue Devils have won 15 consecutive games, dating back to a 79-72 loss at Maryland on March 3, 2010. Duke has won 23 of its last 24 games overall.

* Duke has won 27 consecutive games in November, dating back to a 73-62 loss to Marquette in the championship game of the 2006 CBE Classic. The Blue Devils are 107-10 all-time in the month of November under Coach K.

* The Blue Devils have won 15 straight neutral site games, dating back to a 77-54 loss to Villanova in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

* Senior Nolan Smith leads the ACC with 16 straight double-figure scoring games. He has scored 10 or more points in 29 of the last 30 games for the Blue Devils.

* Freshman Kyrie Irving grabbed CBE Classic MVP honors after averaging 14.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game against Marquette and Kansas State.

* Mason Plumlee was named to the CBE Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in wins over Marquette and No. 4 Kansas State. The sophomore forward was 15-of-23 (.652) from the field in Kansas City.

* Duke’s starting backcourt of Nolan Smith and Kyrie Irving is combining to average 30.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 12.4 assists per game. The tandem is also shooting 50.5 percent (54-of-107) from the floor.

* Duke is the only team in the ACC with six double-figure scorers. The Blue Devils have had four double-figure scorers in four games this season.

* Duke has scored 80 or more points in four games this season. The Blue Devils have won 19 consecutive games when scoring 80+ points. Duke is 486-46 under Coach K when scoring 80 or more points in a game.

* Duke has had a different leading scorer in all five games this season. Nolan Smith, Kyle Singler, Seth Curry, Mason Plumlee and Kyrie Irving have each led the team in scoring this season.

* With four double-figure scoring games this season, Kyle Singler now has 99 career double-figure scoring games. Johnny Dawkins holds the school record with 129 games with 10+ points scored.

* The Blue Devils are forcing 20.6 turnovers per game and converting those turnovers in 27.0 points per contest. Duke has forced 20 or more turnovers in three games.

* Duke has trailed a total of 2:18 this season. The Blue Devils have not trailed in the final 30 minutes of any game and has not trailed by more than two points this season.

* With a win on Saturday, Duke will cap off an undefeated November for the 21st time under Mike Krzyzewski.

* Kyle Singler is 11 rebounds shy of becoming the 16th player in Duke history with 800 career rebounds. The Medford, Ore., native ranks fourth at Duke with 281 career offensive rebounds.

* Duke’s post rotation of Mason Plumlee, Miles Plumlee and Ryan Kelly is averaging 20.8 points and 14.4 rebounds per game as a unit. The trio is also shooting 60.0 percent (42-of-70) from the field on the year.

* The Blue Devils have won four of their five games by double-figures and rank first in the ACC with a +28.4 scoring margin.