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Duke Game Notes: vs. Georgia Tech (Jan. 17, 2013)
Monday 01/16/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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No. 3 Duke (15-1, 2-1) vs. Georgia Tech (10-5, 0-3)
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • 9:05 p.m. • ESPN
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)

Television

ESPN
Play-by-Play: Dave O'Brien
Analyst: Doris Burke

Radio
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Bob Harris
Analyst: John Roth
Sirius/XM - 91

The Opening Tip
• Duke is 15-1 on the year after suffering its first loss of the season, 84-76, on the road at No. 20
N.C. State. Duke is 15-1 for the 11th time in the last 19 seasons under  Mike Krzyzewski.
• The Blue Devils are ranked No. 3 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke has been ranked in the AP Top 10 for 104 consecutive weeks.
• Duke is 9-0 at home this season with home ACC wins over Wake Forest and Clemson. Duke is outscoring opponents by 22.8 points per game in Cameron Indoor Stadium this season while averaging 80.6 points per game. Duke is 793-153 (.838) in Cameron, including a 435-57 (.884) mark under Coach K.
• Duke and Kansas are the only two teams in the country to be ranked in the top five in the AP and Coaches polls, the NCAA RPI and SOS rankings.
• Duke is 14-1 since the 2009-10 season following a loss.

The Last Time Out
• The unbeaten and top-ranked Blue Devils suffered their first loss of the season, 84-76, at the hands of No. 20 N.C. State in PNC Arena.
• Duke trimmed the deficit to four points, 73-69, with 2:07 remaining, but the Wolfpack held off the late really to improve to 3-0 in the ACC.
• Four Blue Devils scored in double figures, led by Seth Curry with 22 points. Curry suffered an ankle injury with just over three minutes remaining in the game and Duke trailing
73-67. He did not return.
Quinn Cook added 17 points and seven assists, Mason Plumlee recorded his ACC-leading 10th double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Amile Jefferson added 10 points.
• Playing without leading three-point shooter Ryan Kelly, Duke shot .300 (6-of-20) from the three-point line, well below Duke's season average of .418.

Numbers Game
• Duke, ranked No. 3 in the latest AP Poll, has been ranked in the top 10 of the poll 104 consecutive weeks. The last time Duke was not ranked in the top 10 was Nov. 19, 2007.
• Duke is playing its 193rd straight game as a top-10 team in the AP poll. Duke is 161-31 in that span.
• Under Coach K, Duke is 400-162 (.712) against teams currently in the ACC.
• Duke landed in the No. 1 spot in the first edition of the NCAA’s Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). Duke is one of only two teams in the country to be ranked in the top five in the AP Poll (No. 3), Coaches Poll (No. 3), NCAA RPI (No. 1) and Strength of Schedule index (No. 2). Duke is the only team in the top three on all four lists.
• Duke is 14-1 since the 2009-10 season following a loss.
• The Blue Devils are averaging just 9.0 made free throws per game and have not made more than 11 free throws in a game in ACC play. In non-conference play, Duke made 17.8 free throws per contest with 20 or more made free throws in seven contests.
Quinn Cook ranks second in the ACC in assists at 6.2 apg. Bobby Hurley (1990-93), Dick Groat (1952), Jason Williams (2000-01), Chris Duhon (2003-04) and Quin Snyder (1989) are the only other Blue Devils to average over 6.0 assists per game in a season.
Mason Plumlee has led the Blue Devils in rebounding in 14 straight games and in 15 of Duke’s 16 games this season. He leads the ACC in both double-doubles (10) and double-figure rebounding games (11).
• With Ryan Kelly sidelined with a right foot injury, Josh Hairston and Amile Jefferson combined for 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and two blocks from the forward spot in Saturday’s loss to N.C. State.
Seth Curry along with his older brother, Stephen, have combined to score 4,370 career points. The Currys are eight points from moving past Chuck and Wesley Person (Auburn) and into third place among the top brother scoring tandems in NCAA history. Curry has scored 1,735 career points, including 1,028 points as a member of the Duke program.

Duke-Georgia Tech Series History
• Duke leads the all-time series 65-23, including a 31-5 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Duke is 50-18 against Georgia Tech under Coach K.
• Duke has won the last four meetings in the series and 28 of the last 31 contests overall.
• Duke has won five straight games against Georgia Tech in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke’s last home-court loss to Georgia Tech came on March 3, 2004.
Seth Curry averages 12.0 points per game in his career versus Georgia Tech.

Duke vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference
• Duke is 899-490 all-time in the regular season against teams currently in the ACC (includes games when those teams were not members of the ACC).
• Under Mike Krzyzewski, Duke is 337-141 against the ACC in the regular season and 53-18 in the ACC Tournament. Krzyzewski ranks second in ACC history with 390 career league wins.
• Duke has dominated the ACC regular season since 1997, logging a 206-53 record during that span which is 34 more wins than the next closest school.

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