Duke vs. Wake Forest
Feb. 4, 2014 • 9 p.m.
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
ESPNU • Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
The Opening Tip
• Duke returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium this Tuesday to host Wake Forest at 9 p.m. The game will air on ESPNU and the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network.
• Duke has won 28 games in a row at Cameron Indoor Stadium, tied for the nation’s longest active winning streak. Duke is 12-0 at home this season after going 16-0 on Coach K Court in 2012-13.
• Duke is ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Duke is 18-9 all-time when ranked No. 11 in the AP Poll.
• Duke fell, 91-89, in overtime at Syracuse Saturday, but the Blue Devils are 23-1 following a loss since the start of the 2009-10 season. Duke’s only back-to-back losses during that span came in the 2012 ACC and NCAA Tournaments.
• In 12 home games this season, Duke is outscoring opponents by 20.7 points per game. Duke has held seven straight opponents under 70 points at home.
The Last Time Out
• Duke suffered a 91-89 overtime loss Saturday at Syracuse in the first meeting between the two teams since the Orange joined the ACC.
• Rasheed Sulaimon tied the game twice in the final minute of regulation, hitting a three-pointer with 48 seconds remaining to knot the game at 74-74 and sinking another trey at the buzzer sounded to tie the score at 78-78 and send the game into overtime. Sulaimon finished with a team-high 16 points off the bench.
• Andre Dawkins scored eight of Duke’s 11 points in overtime and sank 4-of-9 three-pointers for the game.
• Duke hit 15-of-36 (.417) three-pointers against the Syracuse zone and shot a combined 9-of-18 (.500) from three-point range in the final two periods.
• Duke was forced to play the entire overtime period without Amile Jefferson and Jabari Parker, who fouled out late in the second half.
By The Numbers
• Duke holds a +8.0 rebound margin over its past five games with 85 offensive boards compared to opponents’ 49. Jabari Parker is averaging a team-high 11.2 rebounds per game during that stretch, including 5.2 offensive rebounds per game.
• The Blue Devils have scored at least 20 points on second-chance opportunities in four straight games and are averaging 23.3 second-chance points during that stretch. Duke scored 20 second-chance points just once in their first 18 games.
• Duke has lost back-to-back games just once since the start of the 2009-10 season and is 23-1 following a loss during that span. Duke’s only consecutive losses since 2009-10 came in the 2012 ACC and NCAA Tournaments.
• Duke has won 28 consecutive games in Cameron Indoor Stadium, tied for the longest active streak in the nation and the fifth-longest in school history. Duke is 12-0 on Coach K Court this season after going 16-0 at home in 2012-13.
• Quinn Cook averages 6.3 assists and just 1.8 turnovers in four career games against Wake Forest. He amassed 21 assists and four turnovers in two meetings last season, including a 14-assist, one-turnover performance on Jan. 5.
• Andre Dawkins is shooting .514 (18-of-25) from three-point range over his past five games with multiple three-pointers in each of those contests. He went a combined 10-of-16 (.625) in back-to-back road games against No. 18 Pittsburgh and No. 2 Syracuse.
• In five games against ranked opponents, Dawkins has hit 13-of-19 (.684) three-point field goals and 16-of-24 (.667) field goals overall. He hit 6-of-7 (.857) three-point shots against No. 18 Pittsburgh on Jan. 28 to tie the school record for highest three-point percentage in a game.
• Dawkins and Rodney Hood are the top two three-point shooters in the ACC, sporting shooting percentages of .472 (51-of-108) and .447 (46-of-103), respectively. Duke is shooting an ACC-leading .414 (209-of-505) from three-point range as a team, which rank third in Duke’s single-season record books.
• ACC Rookie of the Week Jabari Parker is attempting to become the first Duke freshman to lead the team in scoring and rebounding in the same season. Only two freshmen have led Duke in scoring, and only six have led the team in rebounding.