As a Team • Duke earned its 14th win of the year, marking the seventh time in program history the Blue Devils opened the season with 14 straight wins. • Duke moved to 164-78 when facing Wake Forest. Duke also improved to 120-18 when ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll with the win. • The win over Wake Forest marked the first game this season the Blue Devils did not beat a team by more than 10 points. Duke is defeating opponents by an average of 23.5 points per game this season. • Duke and Wake Forest faced one another for the242nd time, making it the most played series in league history.
Closing on 1K • With the win, Coach K improved to 997-306 all-time and 924-247 at Duke. He is three wins shy of becoming the first Division I men’s coach in NCAA history to record 1,000 career victories. • Wednesday’s win moved Coach K’s record against ACC opponents to 419-168. • Duke improved to 14-0 for the seventh time under Coach K. The last time the Blue Devils started a season 14-0 under Coach K occurred during the 2012-13 season.
Cook on Duke’s All-Time Charts • Quinn Cook scored double-digit points for the 13th game this season and the 59th time in his career, netting 12 points on 3-of-10 (.300) shooting. Cook moved into 46th on Duke’s all-time scorers list with 1,174 points. • Cook posted two assists against Wake Forest to bring his career assists total to 449. Cook remains in 11th on Duke’s all-time assists list. • Cook’s 1-of-6 (.167) shooting performance from beyond the arc extended his consecutive games with a made three-pointer streak to an ACC-leading 24. Cook’s last game without at least one made three pointer came against Maryland on Feb. 15, 2014.
On the Offensive End • Duke trailed for a season-high 5:06 in tonight’s contest, bringing the team’s total time trailing this season to 11:19 through the first 14 games of the season. The Blue Devils previously trailed 6:13 through the first 13 games. Duke trailed by six points in the first half, the most points Duke has trailed by this season. • Duke has outscored its opponents in every half of a game this season except in the second half against Stanford (Nov. 22) and the second half against Elon (Dec. 15). • Four or more Blue Devils scored in double digits for the 11th game this season (Winslow-20, Okafor-12, Cook-12, Sulaimon-10). • Duke committed 14 turnovers, just the third time this season the Blue Devils committed more turnovers than their opponent, and the first time since Duke faced Connecticut on Dec. 18.
Fast Starts • Duke has led at halftime in all 14 of its games and has outscored teams in the first half by an average of 12.6 points a game this season. • Duke is shooting a combined 208-of-422 (.493) from the field in the first half of games this year.
Devilish Defense • Today’s contest marked the 11th game this season that an opponent connected on five or fewer three pointers. • Opponents are averaging just 4.1 made three-point field goals a game while facing Duke, compared to the Blue Devils’ 7.8 made three-pointers. • Duke forced Wake Forest to commit 11 turnovers. Duke has recorded double-digit takeaways in all 14 games this season.
Fresh Faces • For the 14th straight game, three freshmen (Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow) started, marking the first time since 1983 that three or more freshmen started 14 consecutive games in the Coach K era. • Wednesday’s game marked the 49th time during the Coach K era three freshmen started. In 1982-83, three or more freshmen started 27 games, the highest number of games with three or more freshmen starting under Coach K. • Two or more Duke freshmen scored double digits in a game for the 12th time this season (Winslow-20, Okafor-12). • Winslow led Duke in scoring for the second time this season, netting a season-high 20 points on 7-of-16(.438) shooting. A freshman has served as Duke’s leading scorer in 11 of the team’s 14 games.