Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 03/02/2013
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Duke 79, Miami 76
• Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski recorded his 400th career ACC victory, becoming only the second coach in league history to reach that mark. North Carolina’s Dean Smith is the ACC’s all-time leader in conference wins with 422.
• Coach K tied Dean Smith for second on the list for most wins by a coach at one school. Krzyzewski is 879-236 in his 33 seasons at Duke.
• Duke won its fifth straight game over a top-five team. Duke is now 4-0 against top-five teams this season with wins over No. 2 Louisville, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 4 Ohio State. Duke also topped No. 5 North Carolina in 2011-12.
• The Blue Devils improved to 15-0 in Cameron Indoor Stadium. With one home game remaining, Duke is on the verge of completing its 17th undefeated season in Cameron and 10th under coach K.
• Duke improved to 18-1 in games following a loss since the 2009-10 season. Duke’s only back-to-back losses during that span came in the semifinals of the 2012 ACC Tournament and second round of the NCAA Tournament.
• Duke recorded 12 ACC wins for the fourth straight season.
• Duke played its 205th straight game as a top-10 team. Duke is 171-34 in that span.
• The Blue Devils improved to 111-23 when ranked No. 3 in the AP Poll.
• Ryan Kelly returned to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 8 and turned in the best performance of his career, scoring a career-high 36 points on a career-high 10 field goals, including a career-high seven three-pointers. Kelly scored 45.7 percent of Duke’s points, the highest percentage of the team total by a Duke player this season. Only two other games this season has a Duke player scored at least 40 percent of the team total – Mason Plumlee with 32 points in a 75-70 win at Wake Forest on Jan. 30, and Seth Curry with 28 points in a 73-68 loss at Virginia on Feb. 28.
• Quinn Cook tied the game or put Duke in the lead three times. Cook hit a go-ahead fastbreak layup with 2:08 remaining in the first half, hit back-to-back free throws to tie the game at 18:54 in the second half and hit a go-ahead three-pointer at 13:51 in the second half.
• Sparked by the second of four straight three-pointers by Ryan Kelly, Duke went on a 13-4 run at the end of the first half to turn a 27-20 deficit into a 33-31 lead. Kelly scored nine points, and Quinn Cook scored four during that stretch, including the go-ahead layup with 2:08 left in the opening half.
• Duke’s starters accounted for 77 of the team’s 79 points (97.5 percent). Duke’s starters account for an NCAA-leading 68.3 points per game this season.
• Scored 15 points to register his 18th double-figure performance this season and the 23rd of his career. Cook has scored in double figures in nine of Duke’s last 11 games.
• Either tied the game or put Duke in the lead three times. Cook hit a go-ahead fastbreak layup with 2:08 remaining in the first half, hit back-to-back free throws to tie the game at 18:54 in the second half and hit a go-ahead three-pointer at 13:51 in the second half.
• Shot 3-of-5 from three-point range for his third straight game with multiple three-pointers. Cook is shooting 50.0 percent (9-of-18) from three-point range during that span.
• Played a team-high 39 minutes. Cook did not come off the court beginning at the 12:45 mark in the first half.
• Scored his 500th career point. Cook has 509 points in 62 career games (8.2 points per game).
• Played 38 minutes, doing so without committing a turnover.
• Broke a streak of 10 straight double-figure scoring games. Curry finished with seven points on 2-of-8 shooting.
• Extended a streak of 11 consecutive games with a three-pointer.
• Now has 74 three-pointers this season, a career-best for the senior in his three seasons at Duke and the most by a Duke player since 2009-10 when Jon Scheyer hit 110 and Kyle Singler hit 85.
• Returned to action for the first time since Jan. 8. Kelly drew the start after missing Duke’s previous 13 games.
• Scored a career-high 36 points on a career-high 10 field goals, including a career-high seven three-pointers. Kelly’s performance marked the fourth 30-point game by a Duke player this season.
• Kelly’s 36 points were the most since Jon Scheyer scored 36 against Gardner-Webb on Dec. 15, 2009. It was the most points by a Blue Devil in an ACC game since J.J. Redick scored 40 against Virginia on Jan. 28, 2006.
• Scored eight points during a span of 3:30 in the second half, keying a 9-3 Duke run that put the Blue Devils in the lead 63-59. Kelly hit two three-pointers and two free throws during that stretch.
• Hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 9:13 remaining in the second half to put Duke ahead 58-56. Duke did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the game.
• Recorded his two steals in the final four minutes of the game, including his second with 38 seconds remaining and Duke holding on to a 78-76 lead.
• Hit five of his first seven three-pointers in the opening frame on the way to 20 first-half points.
• Scored seven of Duke’s first nine points while taking five of Duke’s first nine shots. Kelly hit his second three-point attempt of the game to extend a streak of 10 straight games with a three-pointer.
• Hit four straight three-pointers in the first half to key a 15-9 run that tied the game at 31-31.
• Moved into 41st place on Duke’s all-time scoring list with 1,264 points, passing Gerald Henderson (1,262).
• Scored in double figures for the 26th time this season.
• Scored eight of his 12 points in the second half while playing all but 23 seconds of the final period.
• Played 37 minutes for his 20th game of 35 or more minutes this season. Plumlee averages a team-high 34.7 minutes per game.
• With Duke leading 68-65, hit consecutive layups to extend Duke’s lead to three possessions.
• Ended a streak of 19 consecutive made free throws. Sulaimon had not missed a free throw since Jan. 3 against Wake Forest, a streak of eight straight games.