Duke vs. Pittsburgh
January 27, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
ESPN • Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
The Opening Tip
• Currently on a four-game winning streak, Duke heads to Pittsburgh, Pa., to face ACC newcomer Pittsburgh Monday at 7 p.m. in the Petersen Events Center. The game will air on ESPN and the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network.
• Duke is ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Duke is 9-4 all-time when ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll.
• Duke is 4-4 away from home this season, including a 1-2 record in true road games.
• Pittsburgh will be the fourth top-25 team Duke has faced this season. Duke is 1-2 with a win over No. 22 Michigan (79-69) and losses to No. 4 Arizona (72-66) and No. 5 Kansas (94-83).
• Head coach Mike Krzyzewski recorded his 900th win at Duke Saturday, becoming the second coach in NCAA history to win 900 games at one schol. Coach K is 900-242 during his 34 seasons at Duke.
The Last Time Out
• Duke outrebounded Florida State 47-24 with a season-high 27 offensive boards to rout the Seminoles, 78-56, Saturday in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke’s +23 rebounding margin was a season-high, while the 27 offensive rebounds were the third most in the Coach K era.
• Rodney Hood shook off an illness that made him a late scratch from the starting lineup and scored a team-high 18 points. Hood hit 4-of-12 shots from the field but connected on 9-of-11 free throws and hauled in a career-high nine rebounds in the win.
• Jabari Parker recorded his second straight double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive glass. The 10 offensive boards tied Elton Brand for the most offensive rebounds by a Duke player in the Coach K era.
• Marshall Plumlee broke out for a career-high seven points and seven rebounds, all on the offensive end.
By The Numbers
• Head coach Mike Krzyzewski recorded his 900th career win at Duke Saturday, becoming just the second coach in NCAA Division I history to record 900 wins at one school. Already the NCAA Division I
all-time leader with 973 wins, he trails only Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim (937) for the most wins at one school.
• Duke’s defense has been strong during its current four-game win streak as the Blue Devils have allowed just 56.8 points per game. The opposition has shot 42.7 percent (85-of-199) from the field, including just 29.4 percent (10-of-34) from three-point range, in that span.
• The Blue Devils have held the opposition to five or fewer three-point field goals in 18 of 20 games this season, including three straight games with just two made three-pointers. Duke opponents are shooting just .293 (80-of-273) from behind the three-point line this season with just 4.0 made three-pointers per game.
• Duke has outrebounded its opponent by double digits in back-to-back games, posting margins of +14 against Miami and a season-high of +23 against Florida State. Jabari Parker is averaging 14.5 rebounds per game in that two-game stretch, including 8.0 offensive rebounds.
• Jabari Parker has recorded a double-double in back-to-back games. His six double-doubles this season rank tied for the most in the ACC and tied for the third most by a Duke freshman. His six double-figure rebounding games rank tied for fourth most by a Duke freshman.
• Duke is 9-0 this season and 38-2 in his career when Andre Dawkins reaches double figures in scoring.
• Rodney Hood leads the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.449 – 40-of-89), ranks third in field goal percentage (.511 – 116-of-227) and fifth in free throw percentage (.844 –81-of-96). Hood is the only player in the conference to rank among the top five in those three shooting categories.
• Reigning ACC Player of the Week Rasheed Sulaimon is shooting .591 (13-of-22) from three-point range over his past 10 games. Sulaimon shot just .235 (4-of-17) from three-point range over Duke’s first 10 games. Sulaimon is Duke’s leading scorer off the bench with 10.3 points per game when not in the starting lineup.
• Amile Jefferson is averaging 7.0 points and 8.7 rebounds since returning to the starting lineup on Jan. 7. He is shooting 64.0 percent (16-of-25) from the field during that five-game stretch.