Duke vs. Florida State January 25, 2014 • 12:00 p.m. Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) ESPN • Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
The Opening Tip • Currently on a three-game winning streak, Duke returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium this Saturday to host Florida State at noon. The game will air on ESPN and the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network. • Duke is in the midst of a 27-game winning streak in Cameron Indoor Stadium for the nation’s longest active streak. Duke is 11-0 at home this season after going 16-0 on Coach K Court during the 2012-13 season. Duke is outscoring opponents by an average of 20.6 points per game at home this season while holding six straight opponents to fewer than 70 points. • Duke is ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Duke is 8-4 all-time when ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll. • Sophomore guard Rasheed Sulaimon was named ACC Player of the Week for the first time in his career Monday after helping Duke to back-to-back home wins over Virginia and NC State.
The Last Time Out • Jabari Parker scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to lead Duke past Miami, 67-46, Wednesday in Coral Gables, Fla. • Parker grabbed a career-high six offensive rebounds as Duke scored a season-high 22 second-chance points. Parker’s six offensive rebounds led to 11 of those second-chance points. • The Blue Devils outrebounded Miami 42-28 for Duke’s largest rebounding margin on the road this season. Amile Jefferson had seven rebounds, including four on the offensive glass, while Duke grabbed 15 offensive rebounds for the game. • Miami had just one double-figure scorer – Donnavan Kirk with 11 points – marking the second straight game Duke has held its opponent to one double-figure scorer. • Miami shot just 2-of-10 (.200) from three-point range, marking the second straight game Duke has held its opponent to two three-pointers.
By The Numbers • Head coach Mike Krzyzewski has 899 wins at Duke and is just one win why of becoming the second coach in NCAA Division I history to record 900 wins at one school. Already the NCAA Division I all-time leader with 972 wins, he trails only Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim (936) for the most wins at one school. • Duke has topped 90 points in five games this season, all of which have been in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke is averaging 87.5 points per game at home compared to 74.0 points per game on the road. Duke opponents average just 66.9 points per game in Cameron. • Duke has held each of its last two opponents to one double-figure scorer. Donnavan Kirk led Miami with 11 points Wednesday, while T.J. Warren led NC State with 23 points Saturday. Duke, meanwhile, has seven double-figure scorers during that span. • Duke’s defense has been strong during its current three-game win streak as the Blue Devils have allowed just 57.0 points per game. The opposition has shot 40.6 (63-of-155) from the field, including just 28.6 percent (8-of-28) from three-point range, in that span. • Rodney Hood leads the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.459 – 39-of-85), ranks second in field goal percentage (.521 – 112-of-215) and fifth in free throw percentage (.847). Hood is the only player in the conference to rank among the top five in those three shooting categories. • Duke has at least one 20-point scorer in 17 of 19 games this season. Jabari Parker has a team-high 11 20-point games, followed by Rodney Hood (8, plus one 30-point game), Quinn Cook (3), Rasheed Sulaimon (2) and Andre Dawkins (1). • Parker has scored 20 or more points 11 times this season, which is tied for the most 20-point games by a Duke freshman, matching the mark set by Gene Banks in 1977-78. • Reigning ACC Player of the Week Rasheed Sulaimon is shooting .632 (12-of-19) from three-point range over his past nine games. Sulaimon shot just .235 (4-of-17) from three-point range over his first nine games. Sulaimon is Duke’s leading scorer off the bench with 10.3 points per game when not in the starting lineup. • Amile Jefferson is averaging 8.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game since returning to the starting lineup on Jan. 7. He is shooting 69.6 percent (16-of-23) from the field during that five-game stretch.
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