[7 AP / 5 Coaches] Duke (11-1) vs. Penn (6-7)
Sunday, January 1, 2012 • 5:05 p.m. (ET) • ESPNU
The Opening Tip
• Duke (11-1) faces Penn (6-7) on Sunday, Jan. 1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 5:05 p.m. (ET).
• The game will be televised by ESPNU with Jon Sciambi (play-by-play) and Hubert Davis (analyst) calling the action.
• Duke is ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Penn is unranked in both polls. The Blue Devils are 76-20 all-time when ranked seventh in the AP Poll.
• The Blue Devils have won 42 consecutive games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the second-longest home winning streak in school history.
• Duke has won an NCAA-best 92 straight home games against non-conference opponents.
• The Blue Devils are playing on the first day of the new year for the first time since the 1965-66 season. Duke is 2-2 all-time in games played on Jan. 1.
• Duke leads the all-time series, 9-6, including a 3-0 mark under Mike Krzyzewski.
• The Blue Devils have won three straight and are 4-1 overall at Cameron Indoor Stadium against the Quakers.
• Duke has won six straight and eight of the last nine games in the all-time series.
• The first meeting between the two schools came in the 1939-40 season.
Duke vs. the Ivy League
• The Blue Devils are 49-9 all-time against Ivy League opponents.
• Duke has won 23 consecutive games against Ivy League opponents dating back to a 72-55 decision against Princeton on Dec. 12, 1981.
• Mike Krzyzewski is 23-1 against the Ivy League as the head coach at Duke.
l Duke has won 92 straight non-conference home games, the longest current streak in the NCAA. 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 The Blue Devils have won 86 straight games at Cameron Indoor Stadium against unranked non-conference opponents.
l Duke is 56-1 at home since the start of the 2008-09 season.
l The Blue Devils have won 42 consecutive games in Cameron Indoor Stadium with 36 of the victories coming by 10 or more points.
l Duke has won 48 consecutive games against teams outside the traditional power conferences (Big Ten, Big East, SEC, ACC, PAC 12, Big 12).
l The Blue Devils have won 34 of their last 37 non-conference contests. Duke is 62-7 in non-league games since the start of the 2008-09 season.
l Austin Rivers has scored in double-figures in nine straight games, leading the team in scoring in six of those contests. He is averaging a team-high 17.3 points per game in that span, while shooting 47.8 percent (54-of-113) from the field and 44.7 percent (17-of-38) from three-point range.
l Miles Plumlee is averaging 11.7 rebounds over the last three games for the Blue Devils. He grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds in Friday’s win over Western Michigan. Plumlee has collected 10 or more defensive rebounds in each of the last two games.
l Quinn Cook has reached double figures in scoring in each of the last two games. He is averaging 15.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game in that span. Cook is 10-of-14 (.714) from the field with a 5.0:1 assist-to-turnover ratio over the last two games as well.
l Duke’s point guard combination of Tyler Thornton and Quinn Cook combined for 28 points, six rebounds and 11 assists (with two turnovers) in the win over Western Michigan.
l Duke is shooting 52.8 percent (121-of-229) from the field during its current four-game win streak. Miles and Mason Plumlee are a combined 29-of-39 (.734) from the field in that span.
l The Blue Devils are averaging 12.0 three-point field goals, while shooting 50.0 percent (24-of-48) from long distance over the last two games.
l Miles Plumlee will play for his 100th career victory on Sunday against Penn. Duke is 99-14 (.876) in games that Plumlee has played during his four-year career. He would become the 32nd player in school history to join the 100-win club.
l Quinn Cook played 23 minutes without committing a turnover against Western Michigan. On the year, he has just six turnovers in 128 minutes for an average of 21.3 minutes between turnovers. His 3.3:1 assist-to-turnover ratio leads the team.