Duke vs. Virginia Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) ESPN • Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
The Opening Tip • Duke returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium to face Virginia on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. The game will air on ESPN. • Duke is ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press and No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Blue Devils are 11-10 all-time when ranked No. 16 in the AP Poll. The No. 16 ranking is Duke’s lowest since Duke was ranked No. 21 on March 8, 2007. • The Blue Devils are 1-2 in ACC play for the first time since the 2006-07 season. Both of Duke’s ACC losses have come on the road at Notre Dame and at Clemson. • Duke has held six of its past eight opponents under 70 points, including three of the past five under 60 points. • Duke has won 25 consecutive games in Cameron Indoor Stadium, tied for the second longest active streak in the nation. Duke is averaging 88.7 points per game at home this season compared to 75.0 in neutral site and road games.
The Last Time Out • Duke fell 72-59 at Clemson Saturday in Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson outscored Duke 41-22 in the second half and ended the game on an 18-5 run over the final 7:35. • Rodney Hood logged his third straight 20-point game for Duke, finishing with a team-high 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range. • Jabari Parker added 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Quinn Cook logged eight points and seven assists with just one turnover. • Clemson overcame Hood and Parker’s production with three players recording a double-double, as Jaron Blossongame (14 points, 14 rebounds), K.J. McDaniels (24 points, 10 rebounds) and Landry Nnoko (10 points, 13 rebounds) all contributed to Clemson outrebounding Duke 48-30. • Duke shot a season-low .339 (20-of-59) from the field and hit just 8-of-32 (.250) field goals in the second half.
By The Numbers • Duke is looking to improve to 10-0 on the season at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils have won at least 10 home games in 18 straight seasons and 30 times overall under Mike Krzyzewski. • Duke has won 23 straight home games against unranked opponents, dating back to a 78-74 overtime loss to Miami on Feb. 5, 2012. • Duke has lost back-to-back games just once since the 2009-10 season and is 22-1 following a loss during that span. Duke is 3-0 following a loss this season with an average margin of victory of 21.7 points. • Duke leads the ACC in scoring (82.7 ppg.) and field goal percentage (.484). The Blue Devils have scored 80 or more points 10 times, while shooting 50 percent or better from the field on six occasions. • Duke averages 21.4 points per game from its bench this season, compared to 10.5 per game in 2012-13. Rasheed Sulaimon averages a team-high 8.9 points per game when coming off the bench, while Andre Dawkins averages 8.2. • Rodney Hood has scored 20 or more points in each of the last three contests, including a pair of 27-point efforts. He is averaging 24.7 points per game in that span, while shooting .511 (23-of-45) from the field, .591 (13-of-22) from three-point range and .882 (15-of-17) from the free throw line. • Hood leads the ACC with a .479 (34-of-71) three-point percentage on the year. He has hit a three-pointer in 15 of 16 games and at least one trey in 13 straight outings. • Duke has at least one 20-point scorer in 15 of 16 games this season. Jabari Parker has a team-high 10 20-point games, followed by Rodney Hood (8, plus one 30-point game), Quinn Cook (3), Andre Dawkins (1) and Rasheed Sulaimon (1). • Parker’s 10 20-point games are tied for the second most by a Duke freshman. Gene Banks (1977-78) holds the school freshman record with 11 games of 20 or more points scored. • Andre Dawkins is just one three-pointer shy of becoming the 13th player in Duke history to hit 200 career three-pointers. Dawkins is 199-of-488 (.408) from three-point range for his career to rank fifth at Duke in career three-point percentage and 13th in made three-pointers. • Quinn Cook ranks among the ACC’s top 10 in assists (6.1, 2nd), free throw percentage (.870, 3rd), minutes (35.6, 4th), assist-to-turnover ratio (3.3, 5th) and steals (1.8, t-6th). He also ranks tied for 18th with 13.6 points per game.