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Notes: Duke 88, FGC 67
Wednesday 11/18/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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Team Notes:
•    Duke won its 96th consecutive non-conference home game, breaking the previous school record of 95 consecutive home non-conference wins that ran from Feb. 2, 1983 to Dec. 2, 1995. Duke’s 96-game run is the longest active streak in the NCAA.
•    Duke won its 90th consecutive game against an unranked non-conference opponent in Cameron.
•    Head coach Mike Krzyzewski extended his own NCAA Division I men’s basketball wins record to 930 victories.
•    For the first time this season, Duke used the starting lineup of Quinn Cook, Mason Plumlee, Rasheed Sulaimon, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly. Plumlee, Sulaimon, Curry and Kelly had started the previous two games, but Cook stepped in to start for junior point guard Tyler Thornton. Duke’s starting five combined for 79 points or 90 percent of Duke’s total scoring in the game.
•    For the 179th consecutive game, Duke played as a top-10 team in the Associated Press Poll. Duke is 149-30 during that span.
•    The senior trio of Seth Curry, Ryan Kelly and Mason Plumlee combined for 52 points. Those three have combined to give Duke 42 or more points in all three games this season. Together they average 48.4 points per game and have eight double-figure scoring games.
•    Duke shot 82.6 percent (19-of-23) from the free throw line, including a near-perfect 12-of-13 performance in the first half. It was Duke’s best free throw performance since going 17-of-18 (.944) against Maryland on Jan. 25, 2012.
•    Duke scored 52 points in the first half, marking the Blue Devils’ biggest scoring output in a half since a 63-point effort in the first half against Western Michigan on Dec. 30, 2011.
•    Duke posted a 30-0 run from the 5:25 mark in the first half to 18:00 mark in the second half of the win over Florida Gulf Coast. It was the longest run since the Blue Devils had a 26-0 run in a home win over Clemson on Feb. 20, 1999.
•    The Blue Devils held the Eagles without a point over the final 5:43 of the first half and the first 2:00 of the second half for a scoreless drought of 7:43. Duke forced eight turnovers on nine FGCU possessions to end the first half. Duke hit 5-of-7 three-pointers during the late first-half run.
•    Five different Blue Devils hit a three-pointer in the game, marking the fourth straight game in which at least four Blue Devils have hit a trey.
•    Duke recorded 19 assists on 30 made field goals, getting an assist on 63.3 percent of its buckets. Duke has had an assist on at least 60 percent of its made field goals in every game this season.
•    Mason Plumlee (14 points) and Rasheed Sulaimon (13 points) combined to score 27 of Duke’s 52 first-half points, or 52 percent of the team total. Both Plumlee and Sulaimon played all 20 minutes in the first half.

Player Notes:

Quinn Cook

•    Earned his first start of the season. Cook started four games as a freshman last season.
•    Amassed nine assists, the most helpers in a game by a Duke player since Cook reached the same total on Jan. 1, 2012 against Penn.
•    Hit two straight three-pointers in the first half, giving Duke the lead with both shots. His second put Duke ahead for the remainder of the game and sparked a 30-0 Duke run.     

Seth Curry
•    Started his 14th consecutive game. Curry has started 48 of Duke’s last 50 games.
•    Scored in double figures for the third straight game and the 40th time in his career.
•    Scored in double figures in his seventh consecutive game in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Curry has scored 10 or more points in 15 of his last 18 games on Coach K Court and averages 12.8 points per game at home for his career.
•    Hit a three-pointer in his 17th consecutive game, the longest active streak of any Duke player.

Ryan Kelly
•    Drew his third straight start and scored in double figures for the second straight game.
•    Kelly increased his scoring total for the third straight game. He finished with eight points against Georgia State, 10 against Kentucky and 14 tonight against Florida Gulf Coast.
•    Kelly grabbed a season-high nine rebounds to tie for the third-highest rebounding total of his career. Five of his rebounds were on the offensive end.

Mason Plumlee
•    Made his 67th start at Duke. Plumlee has started 54 of Duke’s last 57 games.
•    Scored a career-high 28 points on 9-of-11 shooting. It was the ninth straight game in which Plumlee has shot 50.0 percent or better from the field.
•    Sank a career-high 10 free throws and missed just one of his 11 attempts. The 10-for-11 free throw shooting performance was the best by a Duke player in terms of percentage (minimum seven shots) since Ryan Kelly hit 14-of-14 against Georgia Tech on Jan. 7, 2012.
•    Scored at least 18 points for the fourth consecutive game, dating back to the final game of the 2012 season.
•    With Duke trailing 15-9 after the first 6:52 of play, Plumlee scored five consecutive points to pull the deficit to within one point. He put together a three-point play and hit all three free throw attempts during that run.
•    Scored 14 points in both halves, giving him at least nine points in five of Duke’s six halves of play this season.

Rasheed Sulaimon
•    Earned his third consecutive start and scored a career-high 19 points. Sulaimon has increased his scoring total each game, scoring six points against Georgia State, 10 against Kentucky and 19 tonight against Florida Gulf Coast.
•    Hit multiple three-pointers for the third straight game. Sulaimon is tied with Seth Curry for the team lead with eight treys on the year while shooting 44.4 percent from three-point range. He averages 2.67 made three-pointers per game.
•    Finished a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.

Tyler Thornton
•    Ended a streak of 15 consecutive starts, which was the longest active streak on the team. Sophomore Quinn Cook started in Thornton’s place. Seth Curry now owns Duke’s longest active games started streak with 14.

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