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Rasheed Sulaimon
Courtesy: Mark Konezny, USA TODAY Sports
Rasheed Sulaimon
Game Day: vs. Syracuse, 7 PM, ESPN
Saturday 02/22/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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Duke vs. Syracuse
February 22, 2014 • 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
ESPN • Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

The Opening Tip
• In a rematch of one of the best games of the 2013-14 college basketball season, No. 5 Duke hosts No. 1 Syracuse Saturday for a top-five showdown in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and will air on ESPN and the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network.
• Duke is ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll and No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Blue Devils are 75-25 all-time when ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll.
• The Blue Devils will face the No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll for the first time since March 8, 2008 against North Carolina. Duke is 8-21 all-time against the No. 1 team.
• Duke’s home-court winning streak sits at 30 consecutive victories, tied for the longest active streak in the nation. Duke is 14-0 at home this season after going 16-0 on Coach K Court in 2012-13.
• Saturday’s game features the two winningest head coaches in NCAA Division I history.

The Last Time Out
• North Carolina outscored Duke 44-29 in the second half to recover from an 11-point deficit and defeat Duke, 74-66, Thursday evening in the Dean E. Smith Center.
• Tar Heel point guard Marcus Paige scored all 13 of his points in the second half, including nine in the final 10 minutes. Leslie McDonald poured in a game-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting to lead the North Carolina offense.
• Duke missed 13 consecutive field goals in the second half and hit just 5-of-23 field goals over the final 13:37 of the game. North Carolina outscored Duke 31-14 during that drought.
Quinn Cook and Jabari Parker scored 17 points apiece, and Rodney Hood added 16 for Duke. Cook hit 3-of-7 three-pointers, while Parker logged his ACC-leading 10th double-double with 11 rebounds.
• The loss was only Duke’s second in its past six ACC road games.

By The Numbers
• Duke has held 10 straight home opponents to less than 70 points. Opposing teams average just 65.9 points per game on the Blue Devils’ home court, good for a +19.2 Duke scoring margin.
• Duke owns an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.56:1, which would rank as the highest ratio since Duke began tracking turnovers in the 1970-71 season. The Blue Devils logged a school-record 1.51:1 assist-to-turnover ratio last season, bettering the previous school record of 1.32 set in 2000-01.
• Duke has lost back-to-back games just once since the start of the 2009-10 season and is 24-1 following a loss during that span.
Jabari Parker has a double-double in six of his past nine games and is averaging 19.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game during that stretch. Parker owns an ACC-leading 10 double-doubles this season.
Rodney Hood is averaging 17.6 points per game in Cameron Indoor Stadium while shooting 51.7 percent from the field and 42.9 from three-point range. Six of Hood’s nine 20-point games have come at home, including his lone 30-point outing.
Andre Dawkins needs just 13 more points to become the 63rd Duke player to join the 1,000-point club.
• Duke has faced the nation’s No. 1 team 16 times under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and is 5-11 in those games. Duke is 4-4 against the nation’s top-ranked team since a March 26, 1988 win against Temple.
• Duke has previously faced a No. 1 Syracuse team once, falling 78-76 to the Orange on Dec. 6, 1989.
• Duke is 8-21 all-time against the AP’s No. 1 team.


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