Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 01/23/2013
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Miami 90, Duke 63
• Duke played its 246th game as the No. 1 team in the nation. Duke is 213-33 (.866) when ranked No. 1 in the country.
• Duke played its 194th straight game as a top-10 team. The Blue Devils are 162-32 (.835) during that span.
• Miami broke the game open with a 22-1 run in the first half. The Hurricanes trailed 14-13 when the run started and led 35-15 when it ended. Miami never trailed by less than 20 points the rest of the game.
• Miami scored 90 points in the win, the most by a Duke opponent all season. Miami is only the second opponent to score more than 80 points against the Blue Devils all season (N.C. State, 84 – Jan. 12, 2013) and the first to score 90 since St. John’s on Jan. 30, 2011 (L, 93-78).
• Duke trailed at the half for only the fourth time all season but for the third straight game. The Blue Devils also trailed No. 4 Ohio State and No. 20 N.C. State at halftime. Duke’s 23-point halftime deficit was the sixth-largest in school history.
• Duke started two freshmen – Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon – for the first time since Jan. 15, 2012 when Austin Rivers and Quinn Cook both started. Both Jefferson and Sulaimon scored in double figures.
• Duke shot just 30.1 percent from the floor, marking the team’s lowest field goal percentage since February 21, 2010 against Virginia Tech (.290, 18-of-62).
• Duke shot just 17.4 percent from three-point range for the team’s lowest percentage since Jan. 13, 2010 against Boston College (.083, 1-of-12).
• Miami’s eight blocks were a season high for a Duke opponent. Miami’s eight steals tied an opponent season high.
• Four Blue Devils scored in double figures for the 13th time this sesaon, led by Rasheed Sulaimon with 16. Mason Plumlee (15), Amile Jefferson (13) and Alex Murphy (11) also reached double figures.
• Earned his 16th straight start and dished out five assists while scoring five points and grabbing seven rebounds.
• Delivered at least five assists for the 11th time this season and held his season assist average at 6.1 per game. With an average of 11.1 points per game, Cook is on pace to become only the fifth player in school history to average at least 6.0 assists and 10.0 points per game (Dick Groat, Bobby Hurley, Jason Williams and Chris Duhon).
• Held scoreless for only the fifth time in his Duke career and the first since March 20, 2011 when he went 0-for-3 in 23 minutes against Michigan.
• Drew his first career start and delivered a career-high 13 points on a career-high six field goals.
• Scored a career-high 11 points, including nine in the second half. Murphy finished 5-of-8 from the floor for career highs in both field goals made and field goals attemped.
• Scored in double figures for the second time in his career.
• Recorded his ACC-leading 12th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Plumlee has four double-doubles in five ACC games and double-figure rebounds in all five league matchups.
• Scored in double figures for the 17th time in Duke’s 18 games. Plumlee ranks second in the ACC with 17.3 points per game.
• Hauled in double-digit rebounds for the ACC-leading 12th time this season and the eighth time in Duke’s past 10 games. Plumlee ranks fifth nationally with 11.4 rebounds per game. The Coach K-era rebounding record is 11.2 boards per game, set by Shelden Williams in 2005.
• Increased his career rebound total to 932. Plumlee needs just 68 more rebounds to become the ninth player in school history with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds and the third with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 150 blocks.
• Led Duke in scoring for the first time in his career.
• Returned to the starting lineup after scoring 15 points off the bench versus Georgia Tech. Sulaimon has started 17 of Duke’s 18 games.
• Scored in double figures for the second straight game and the 12th time this season.