Duke posted an 88-67 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday in a Battle 4 Atlantis contest to register its 20th consecutive win in a regular-season tournament. The Blue Devils have won the Maui Invitational (2007, 2011), 2K Sports Classic (2008), NIT Season Tip-Off (2009) and CBE Classic (2010) since falling to Marquette, 73-62, in the championship game of the 2006 CBE Classic in Kansas City.
The Blue Devils travel to the Bahamas next for three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis (Nov. 22-24). Duke opens with Minnesota and will then play either Memphis or VCU. The Blue Devils' final game will come against one of the four teams (Louisville, Missouri, Northern Iowa, Stanford) on the other side of the tournament bracket.
Duke's opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas against Minnesota will be shown live on AXS.tv. AXS TV, an entertainment television channel in the United States, is owned by HDNet, Inc., a company founded by investor Mark Cuban in 2001. A share of the channel is in the process of being purchased by a group including Ryan Seacrest and entertainment companies Anschutz Entertainment Group and Creative Artists Agency, a move that saw the channel rebrand from HDNet to AXS TV on July 2, 2012. AXS TV's current schedule includes men's interest programming, sporting and concert events, with a future emphasis on entertainment and pop culture programming. Here is a look at the channel on various cable providers that will show the games from the Battle 4 Atlantis.
AT&T U-verse - Channel 1106
Charter - Channel 857
DIRECTV - Channel 340
Dish - Channel 362
Suddenlink - Channel 203
Radio Show Debuts Next Monday
Hosted by the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club weekly throughout the season, the Duke Basketball Radio Show with Chris Collins and Steve Wojciechowski debuts on Monday, Nov. 27. The show, in its fourth season, airs live from 7-8 p.m. on WDNC 620 The Buzz. Fans are invited to join the coaches on location in the Bull Durham Bar at the Washington Duke Inn.
Fans may submit questions for the show http://www.goduke.com//quest/Questionaire.dbml?\QID=73996&DB_OEM_ID=4200.
Located on the campus of Duke University, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is an Award-winning hotel like no other in the region. Built in the style of an old English country inn the hotel is nestled on a 300-acre site and situated in the heartland of North Carolina. The Inn features the Duke University Golf Course, 271 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, the award-winning Fairview Dining Room, the Bull Durham Bar and superb meeting facilities for groups from 20 to 600. For more information, visit www.washingtondukeinn.com.
Blue Devils Topple
No. 3 Kentucky
Duke topped third-ranked Kentucky, 75-68, in the State Farms Champions Classic to improve to 2-0 in the event. Seniors Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee carried the Duke offense, combining for 41 points on 14-of-22 (.636) shooting from the field and a 10-of-10 effort from the free throw line. Plumlee scored 14 points in the opening half of play, while Curry had 14 points in the second half including 10 of Duke's final 15 points in the contest. Rasheed Sulaimon also had a strong game for the Blue Devils with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Ryan Kelly added 10 points, three blocks and three steals.
• Duke defeated a top-three opponent for the first time since Feb. 6, 2008 (W, 89-78 vs. No. 3 North Carolina) and its first top-three non-conference opponent since Dec. 10, 2005 (W, 97-66 vs. No. 2 Texas).
• Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski improved to 5-1 against Kentucky as Duke's head coach. Four of those matchups have featured both teams ranked in the AP top 10, while all five have featured Duke as a top-10 team.
• Duke has now won seven of the last eight meetings between the two schools. Seven of the last nine games have been decided by 10 points or less.
• Since the 2009-10 season, the Blue Devils are 7-3 against top-10 teams.
• The game was played in front of 22,847 fans which is the largest crowd Duke has ever played in front of for a regular season game.
• The Blue Devils improved to 9-1 all-time at the Georgia Dome.
Singler's NBA Career Off to Fast Start
Kyle Singler made his NBA debut this season after playing a year ago in Spain and has already played his way in to the Detroit Pistons starting lineup. Singler is averaging 9.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 23.3 minutes of action over the first 10 games of the season. He is also shooting 50.0 percent from the field, including 45.5 percent from three-point range, and 75.0 percent from the free throw line. Singler entered the Pistons starting lineup two games ago and has responded with a 16-point effort in a win over Philadelphia and 14 points in a narrow loss to Orlando.
Kyrie's Other Sport (Dime Magazine)- http://dimemag.com/2012/11/video-kyrie-irving-is-the-first-nba-player-to-hit-the-worlds-most-famous-indoor-skatepark/
Curry Takes Ownership for Blue Devils (ESPN.com) - http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/67065/curry-takes-ownership-for-blue-devils
Cook Makes Point Against UK (Sporting News)- http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2012-11-14/duke-kentucky-score-results-quinn-cook-tyler-thornton-coach-k
Duke's Curry on pace to knock UNC's Hansbrough from the record book (Star News Online) - http://acc.blogs.starnewsonline.com/33160/dukes-curry-on-pace-to-knock-uncs-hansbrough-from-the-record-book/
Stat of the Week
Against Florida Gulf Coast, 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.
Tweets of the Week
JJ Redick @JJRedick
Really impressed with @KyleSingler. Does a lot of things well and plays hard EVERY night. #dukebasketball #dukeinthenba
Things I'm loving about @Duke_MBB this season: unselfish passing, @sheed_ctmd1's threes, and @masonplumlee's aggressive post moves! #goduke
Duke losing by 1 *goes and gets snack* comes back @Duke_MBB up by 30!
Brian Zoubek @Zoubeard
Dream Puffz just made the front page of Yahoo! Check it out!!! http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/chompions/201211/brian-zoubek-duke-basketball-ncaa-championship-dream-puffz-pastry
Rookies @milesplumlee13 and @Pace_O11 help with the Pacers holiday tradition - Come to #OurHouse. http://instagram.com/p/SESDgEmYTM/