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Game 12
Duke (10-1) vs. Western Michigan (5-7)
Friday, December 30, 2011 l 7:02 p.m. (ET) l ESPN2
The Opening Tip

• Duke (10-1) faces Western Michigan (5-7) on Friday, Dec. 30 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 7:02 p.m. (ET).
• The game will be televised by ESPN2 with Mike Patrick (play-by-play) and Len Elmore (analyst) calling the action.
• Duke is ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Western Michigan is unranked in both polls. The Blue Devils are 75-20 all-time when ranked seventh in the AP Poll.
• Duke will be playing its first game in 10 days and just its second contest in the last 19 days.
• The Blue Devils have won 41 consecutive games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, tied for the second-longest home winning streak in school history.
• Duke is looking for its 14th consecutive win in the month of December.
Duke-Western Michigan Series
• Friday’s contest marks the first meeting between the two schools.
Duke vs. the Mid-American Conference
• Duke is 7-1 all-time against teams currently in the Mid-American Conference.
• The Blue Devils have won five straight games against MAC opponents.
Mike Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to a 6-1 record against schools currently in the Mid-American Conference.
• Duke is 4-0 all-time (with a +22.2 scoring margin) against MAC opponents at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Duke has won five of the seven games against MAC schools by 10 or more points.
• The Blue Devils are 1-1 all-time against MAC schools in NCAA Tournament play.
Numbers Game
• Duke has won 91 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.
• The Blue Devils have won 85 straight games at Cameron Indoor Stadium against unranked non-conference opponents.
• Duke is 55-1 at home since the start of the 2008-09 season.
• The Blue Devils have won 41 consecutive games in Cameron Indoor Stadium with 35 of the victories coming by 10 or more points.
• Duke has won 47 consecutive games against teams outside the traditional power conferences (Big Ten, Big East, SEC, ACC, PAC 12, Big 12).
• The Blue Devils have won 33 of their last 36 non-conference contests. Duke is 61-7 in non-league games since the start of the 2008-09 season.
• Duke has won 14 straight games in December with 11 of those wins coming by double digits.
• The Blue Devils are 53-3 in December games since the 2001-02 season and are 170-26 all-time in the month under Mike Krzyzewski.
• Duke is one of seven teams in the NCAA with five or more players averaging in double-figures this season. Duke has finished the year with five double-figure scorers six times under Coach K.
Mason Plumlee is one of two players (North Carolina’s John Henson is the other) in the ACC averaging a double-double this season. Plumlee has five double-doubles and is averaging 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
Seth Curry is 34-of-36 (.944) from the free throw line and currently leads the ACC in free throw percentage. He enters Monday’s game with a string of 23 consecutive made free throws.
Andre Dawkins is averaging 14.3 points per game in the last three contests. He is 15-of-27 (.556) from the field, including 8-of-19 (.421) from three-point range, in that span.
Austin Rivers has scored in double-figures in eight straight games, leading the team in scoring in six of those contests. He is averaging a team-high 17.0 points per game in that span, while shooting 46.6 percent (48-of-103) from the field and 44.1 percent (15-of-34) from three-point range.
Miles Plumlee grabbed 13 rebounds in the win over UNC Greensboro without scoring a point to set a Duke record for rebounds in a scoreless game. Plumlee took just one shot from the field in the contest.
Mason Plumlee is averaging 14.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.0 steals per game over the last five contests. He has three double-doubles in that span.
• Duke has an NCAA-best 16 former players currently on NBA rosters.
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