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Duke vs. Florida State Game Notes


Who: No. 4 Duke (11-1) vs. No. 24 Florida State (12-1)
When: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET
Where: Durham, NC / Cameron Indoor Stadium
TV:CBS

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski (Army ‘69)
Career Record: 1,083-331 (43rd season)
Record at Duke: 1,010-272 (38th season)

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

Head Coach: Leonard Hamilton (Tennessee-Martin ‘71)
Career Record: 493-407 (30th season)
Record at Florida State: 293-197 (16th season)

THE SERIES

Overall: 47th meeting; Duke leads, 36-10
In Durham: Duke leads, 20-2
In Tallahassee: Duke leads, 15-7
At neutral sites: Tied, 1-1
Current streak: Duke, W2
Coach K vs. Florida State: 35-9 (34-9 at Duke)

THE OPENING TIP

  • No. 4 Duke, which is unbeaten at home this season and has won five straight ACC home games, welcomes No. 24 Florida State Saturday afternoon.
  • Duke has won 10 straight ACC home openers and is 28-9 in ACC home openers under Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils have dropped just one ACC home opener since 1995-96.
  • This is the 505th week that Duke has been ranked in the top 10 (AP) under Coach K — the most by a coach in poll history.
  • Duke is the only team ranked among the NCAA’s top 10 in scoring (94.2; 2nd), rebounds (44.7; 3rd) and assists (20.8; 1st). The Blue Devils also lead the nation in rebound margin (+12.8) and are sixth in scoring margin (+21.7).
  • Freshman Marvin Bagley III (21.1 ppg; 2nd ACC) and senior Grayson Allen (17.1 ppg; 6th ACC) lead five Blue Devils in double figures. Bagley leads the ACC in rebounding (10.9) and is second in the NCAA with 10 double-doubles.
  • With 1,646 career points, senior Grayson Allen is 24th on Duke’s career list, and 15th among active NCAA players in career scoring. Allen is the ACC’s active scoring leader.
  • The Blue Devils have already knocked off two ranked teams, beating then-No. 2 Michigan State in the Champions Classic and then-No. 7 Florida to claim a PK80 title.
  • Duke remains No. 1 in the RPI, while its strength of schedule (No. 8) is the best of any team in the RPI’s top 10, and is better than all but one team in the RPI’s top 25.