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Notes: Duke 82, North Carolina 50
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/06/2010
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Team Notes:

  • Duke captured its 19th ACC regular season championship on Saturday, tying Maryland atop the conference standings with a 13-3 record in league play. The Blue Devils have won 12 regular season titles under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
  • The Blue Devils earned one point in the 2010 Carlyle Cup, an annual all-sports competition between Duke and North Carolina. The Blue Devils now trail the season challenge 10-6.5.
  • Duke snapped a four-game losing streak against North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium and swept the regular season series between the two schools for the first time since 2004 and seventh time under Coach K.
  • The Blue Devils have won 42 straight home games against unranked opponents, dating back to a 68-67 loss to Florida State on Feb. 4, 2007.
  • Duke set a school record with its 17th home victory of the season, passing the previous record of 16 home wins in 2008-09 and 1990-91. The Blue Devils finished the 2009-10 season with a perfect 17-0 record at home, the 18th season in school history they have finished undefeated at home.
  • The 27-point halftime lead for Duke was the largest in the history of the rivalry for the Blue Devils. The previous best was 21 points when Duke led 54-33 on March 15, 2003. It is also the largest halftime lead for either team in the series as North Carolina’s 42-17 halftime lead on Feb. 27, 1982 was the previous largest halftime margin.
  • The 32-point margin of victory, was the second most ever for Duke in the North Carolina series and third time they have won by 30 or more points. The Blue Devils won 94-64 on Feb. 29, 1952 and 104-69  on Feb. 29, 1964. 
  • Duke has won seven games this season by 30 or more points and have 11 victories by 20 or more. The Blue Devils are 12-0 when scoring at least 80 points on the year.
  • The Blue Devils have held six of their last eight opponents to less than 60 points and have given up 50 or fewer points in five games overall this year. Opponents are averaging just 61.8 points per game against Duke, the second fewest in school history.
  • For the first time this season, Duke had three players score at least 20 points. There have been 15 games with two players scoring at least 20 points and 26 games with at least one 20-point scorer.
  • Duke shot a season-high .957 (22-of-23) from the free throw line. The mark ranks as the seventh best performance in school history for a team had at least 10 attempts. It is the highest since the Blue Devils shot .958 (23-of-24) against Texas on Dec. 10, 2005.
  • The Blue Devils held North Carolina to 1-of-5 (.200) from the free throw line, the 12th time this season they have held an opponent to 20 percent or less and the fifth time a team has made one or fewer treys against Duke on the year.
  • Duke improved to 22-2 when outrebounding its opposition after holding a 37-28 advantage on the glass. 
  • For the fourth straight game and ninth time this season, the Blue Devils committed fewer than 10 turnovers.
  • Duke’s two starting guards, Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith, combined for 12 assists and zero turnovers.

Player Notes:

Jon Scheyer

  • Senior Jon Scheyer has started in 38 consecutive games and in 99 career contests.
  • With his 20 points, Scheyer moved past Grant Hill and Shelden Williams into 13th on Duke’s career scoring list. He now has 1,934 career points.
  • Scheyer recorded his 106th career game with 10 or more points. The 106 double-figure scoring games ranks ninth all-time, breaking a tie with Danny Ferry. He has scored in double figures in 30 of the 31 games on the year.
  • The 20-point game was the 15th of the season for Scheyer and 30th of his career. He scored 20 or more points in 10 of the 16 league contests.
  • Scheyer extended his streak to 24 consecutive games with a made three-point field goal and leads the team with 89 treys this season. He has made three or more in nine straight games and 20 overall contests this season.
  • After shooting 9-of-9 from the free throw line, Scheyer is shooting .889 (152-of-171) from the foul line on the season to lead the ACC.
  • Scheyer tallied at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists for the fifth game this season, the third with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.
  • With seven assists, Scheyer has dished out five or more assists in 19 games on the year and in 28 career games.
  • Scheyer had zero turnovers, marking the seventh time this season he did not commit a single turnover. He now has an ACC-best 3.0:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Kyle Singler

  • Junior Kyle Singler extended his consecutive starts streak to 59 games, the longest current streak on the team.
  • Singler  scored 25 points to give him 12 games on the year with 20 or more, including eight games in conference play. He reached double figures in scoring for the 28th time this season.
  • With three three-point field goals, Singler has made at least three treys in 10 games on the year.

Nolan Smith

  • Junior Nolan Smith scored 20 points, giving him 14 games this season with 20 or more. He has scored at least 20 points in nine of the 16 conference games on the year. He tallied his 27th game this season with 10 or more points and has 50 career double-figure scoring games.
  • Smith dished out five assists, marking the fifth game this season he has tallied five or more assists.

Brian Zoubek

  • Senior Brian Zoubek earned his seventh consecutive start and is averaging 7.3 points and 11.3 rebounds as a starter.
  • Zoubek was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field and is now shooting a team-high .636 (70-of-110) from the floor.
  • With 13 rebounds, Zoubek has recorded 10 or more rebounds in nine games this season and 11 career games. He has been in double figures in five of his seven games as a starter.
  • Zoubek blocked two shots giving him six games on the year with two or more blocks.
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