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Wake Forest vs Duke Game Notes

Duke (13-0, 0-0) vs. Wake Forest (7-5, 0-0)
Saturday, January 5, 2013 • 12:02 p.m. • ESPNU
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)

Play-by-Play: Carter Blackburn
Analyst: Jay Williams

Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Bob Harris
Analyst: John Roth
Sirius - 85; XM - 85

The Opening Tip
• Duke is 13-0 on the year and looking to open the season with 14 straight wins for the sixth time under Mike Krzyzewski.
• The Blue Devils are ranked No. 1 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke has been ranked No. 1 in 11 of the past 16 seasons.
• Duke has been ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll 125 weeks overall, including 107 weeks under Coach K.
• Duke is 211-31 all-time when ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll. Krzyzewski is second in NCAA history with 187 wins and 213 games at the helm of the top-ranked team in the AP Poll.
• Senior Ryan Kelly has scored at least 20 points in three consecutive games against Wake Forest. He averages 15.6 points per game in four career contests against Wake Forest.
• Saturday’s game marks the ACC opener for both schools. Duke has won five consecutive ACC openers and is 25-7 in ACC openers under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The Last Time Out
• Duke won its fourth straight game as the nation’s No. 1 team, defeating Davidson, 67-50, Wednesday in Time Warner Cable Arena.
• Ryan Kelly scored a game-high 18 points and continued his hot shooting from three-point range by hitting 3-of-4 shots from beyond the arc. Quinn Cook added 15 points, and Mason Plumlee and Tyler Thornton also scored in double figures with 10 points apiece.
• Duke outscored Davidson 38-21 in the second half and held the Wildcats scoreless over the first 6:08 of the second half.
• Davidson outrebounded Duke 22-15 in the first half, but the Blue Devils responded by outrebounding the Wildcats 18-12 in the second half. After amassing nine offensive rebounds and 14 second-chance points in the first half, Davidson grabbed just four offensive boards and scored four second-chance points in the second half.

Numbers Game
• Duke, ranked No. 1 in the latest AP Poll, has been ranked in the top 10 of the poll 102 consecutive weeks. The last time Duke was not ranked in the top 10 was Nov. 19, 2007.
• Under Coach K, Duke has played more games as a No. 1 team (213 entering Saturday’s contest) than it has as an unranked team (141).
• Duke is playing its 190th straight game as a top-10 team in the AP poll. Duke is 159-30 in that span.
• The Blue Devils have won five straight ACC openers and are 25-7 in ACC openers under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Duke’s last loss in a league opener came on January 6, 2007, against Virginia Tech, 69-67, in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Duke has won 19 ACC Regular Season Championships, including 12 under Coach K. Duke has won five of those titles since the 1999-2000 season.
• The Blue Devils have finished in the top two of the ACC standings in five consecutive seasons. Duke has finished 13-3 four times during that span.
• As a team, Duke is shooting 52.3 percent (23-of-44) from three-point range over the last three games. Ryan Kelly (7-of-10, .700), Tyler Thornton (5-of-8, .625) and Quinn Cook (3-of-6, .500) are all shooting 50.0 percent or better from three-point range during that span.
• On the season, Duke is shooting 41.7 percent (98-of-235) from three-point range which would rank as the third-highest three-point shooting percentage in school history. Duke has shot over 40.0 percent from three just three times in school history (1982-83, 1986-87, 1991-92).
• Seth Curry needs just 24 more points to reach 1,000 for his career. Curry would be the second Duke player to reach that mark this season, following Mason Plumlee who netted his 1,000th career point against Santa Clara on Dec. 29.
• Duke’s point guard combo of Quinn Cook and Tyler Thornton combines to average 8.5 assists and just 3.9 turnovers per game, good for a 2.22:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
• Duke has one of the most efficient offenses in the country, averaging 1.15 points per possession which ranks tied for 11th nationally. That is the second-highest average in the ACC, trailing only NC State’s 1.17 points per possession.
• Quinn Cook has 30 assists and just seven turnovers in his last five games while averaging 10.6 points per game during that span. He is shooting .556 (10-of-18) from three-point range during that stretch.
• Ryan Kelly is shooting .611 (11-of-18) from three-point range over his past six contests. Duke is shooting .462 (49-of-106) with 8.2 treys per game during that stretch.
• Mason Plumlee recorded his 1,000th career point on Saturday versus Santa Clara. Plumlee is the 61st Duke player to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Seth Curry needs just 30 more points to reach 1,000 for his Duke career. Duke is currently third in NCAA history with 61 career 1,000-point scorers.

Duke-Wake Forest Series History
• Duke leads the all-time series 160-77, including a 25-6 mark since the 1996-97 season. Duke is 41-23 against Wake Forest under Mike Krzyzewski.
• Duke has won the last five meetings in the series with four of those five wins coming by 10 or more points.
• Wake Forest was the first team Duke faced in the program’s inaugural 1905-06 season. Wake Forest won back-to-back games that year, 24-10 and 15-5.
• The series is the most played series in Duke basketball history. The teams have met 237 times, surpassing the NC State series (236) and North Carolina series (234).

Duke vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference
• Duke is 398-161 all-time in the regular season against teams currently in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
• Under Mike Krzyzewski, Duke is 335-140 against the ACC in the regular season and 53-18 in the ACC Tournament.
• Duke has domianted the ACC regular season since 1997, logging a 191-49 record during that span which is 34 more wins than the next closest school

Wake Forest at Duke Game Notes

• Game 18 •

[4 AP / 4 Coaches] Duke (15-2, 3-0) vs. Wake Forest (10-7, 1-2)

Thursday, January 19, 2012 • 7:02 p.m. • ESPN

The Opening Tip

• Duke (15-2, 3-0 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (10-7, 1-2 ACC) on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 7:02 p.m.

• Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Len Elmore (analyst) and Jeannine Edwards (sideline) will call the game for ESPN.

• Duke is ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Wake Forest is unranked in both polls. The Blue Devils are 50-9 all-time when ranked fourth in the AP Poll.

• Each of Duke’s last four games have been decided by 10 points or less. The Blue Devils are 9-1 on the year in games decided by 10 points or less.

• Duke is one of two teams (Baylor is the other) in the NCAA to rank in the top 5 of the RPI, Strength of Schedule, AP and Coaches Polls.

• The Blue Devils have won 63 consecutive home games against unranked opponents.

Duke-Wake Forest Series

• Thursday’s game marks the 235th meeting between Duke and Wake Forest, tying it as the most-played series in the ACC.

• Duke and Wake Forest met for the first time on March 2, 1906.

• The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 158-77, including a 55-16 mark at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

• Duke has won three straight in the series overall and 12 straight in the series at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

• The Blue Devils’ last 13 wins in the series have been by 10 or more points.

• Mike Krzyzewski is 39-23 at Duke against the Demon Deacons. The Blue Devils are 20-8 under Coach K at home against Wake Forest.

• The Blue Devils have won 23 of the last 28 meetings between the two schools.

• Duke has a +18.0 scoring margin during its current three-game win streak over the Demon Deacons.

Numbers Game

l Duke has won 63 consecutive 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 The Blue Devils have won 44 consecutive games in Cameron Indoor Stadium with 37 of the victories coming by 10 or more points.

l Duke is 58-1 at home since the start of the 2008-09 season.

l Duke ranks in the top 15 nationally in scoring (80.3 ppg. - t-13th), field goal percentage (.496 - 12th) and three-point percentage (.402 - 12th)

l Mason Plumlee ranks second in the ACC in rebounding at 9.5 rpg. He has led the Blue Devils in rebounding 13 times overall this season, including 12 of the last 14 games.

l Austin Rivers leads the Blue Devils in scoring at 13.8 points per game. He is the only freshman in the ACC averaging over 10.0 ppg.

l Either Mason or Miles Plumlee has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 11 of Duke’s 17 games this season. Mason has reached double figures in rebounds eight times, while Miles has four double-digit rebounding efforts. One of the Plumlees has collected 12 or more rebounds in five of Duke’s last seven contests.

l Duke is shooting 52.8 percent (238-of-451) from the field at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season. Six Blue Devils are shooting over 50.0 percent from the field at home, including a team-best 69.5 percent (41-of-59) from Mason Plumlee.

l The Blue Devils also have a +9.2 rebound margin in their eight home contests. The post trio of Mason Plumlee, Ryan Kelly and Miles Plumlee is averaging 23.8 rebounds per game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

l Duke has had a different leading scorer in each of the last four games. Six different players have led the team in scoring this season. Austin Rivers has led the team in scoring seven times.