Duke vs Miami Pregame Notes

No. 1 Duke (16-1, 2-1) vs. No. 25 Miami (13-3, 4-0)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.
Coral Gables, Fla. • BankUnited Center (8,000)

Play-by-Play: Dan Shulman
Analyst: Dick Vitale
Sideline: Jeannine Edwards

Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
Play-by-Play: Bob Harris
Analyst: John Roth
Sirius/XM – 91

The Opening Tip

  • Duke is 16-1 on the year after taking down Georgia Tech, 73-57, in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke is 16-1 for the sixth time in the last 10 seasons under Mike Krzyzewski.
  • The Blue Devils are ranked No. 1 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke has been ranked in the AP Top 10 for 105 consecutive weeks and has been ranked No. 1 five times this season.
  • Wednesday’s game will mark Duke’s second true road game of the season. Duke has played six neutral-site games and one true road game this season. Duke is 6-1 away from Cameron Indoor Stadium with its only loss an 84-76 defeat at No. 20 N.C. State.
  • Duke is the only two team in the country to be ranked in the top five in the AP and Coaches polls, the NCAA RPI and SOS rankings.
  • Duke is 3-1 versus the top 25 with wins over No. 2 Louisville, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 4 Ohio State and a loss at No. 20 N.C. State.

The Last Time Out

  • Seth Curry scored 24 points and hit 6-of-7 three-pointers to lead No. 3 Duke past Georgia Tech, 73-57, in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Curry missed his first trey but hit his final six, including all four in the second half, as the Blue Devils improved to 10-0 at home.
  • Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon hit 3-of-4 three-pointers and scored 15 points, while senior Mason Plumlee scored 16 points and recorded his ACC-leading 11th double-double of the season.
  • Duke forced 21 Georgia Tech turnovers and converted those takeaways into 28 points.
  • The Blue Devils trailed at halftime, 28-27, but opened the second half with a 19-4 run to stake a double-figure lead. Duke led by at least 10 points the rest of the way.
  • Duke shot 40.0 percent from the floor. The Blue Devils have shot at least 40.0 percent in every game this season.

Numbers Game

  • Duke, ranked No. 1 in the latest AP Poll, has been ranked in the top 10 of the poll 105 consecutive weeks. The last time Duke was not ranked in the top 10 was Nov. 19, 2007.
  • Under Coach K, Duke has played more games as a No. 1 team (216 entering Wednesday’s contest) than it has as an unranked team (141).
  • Duke is playing its 194th straight game as a top-10 team in the AP poll. Duke is 162-31 in that span.
  • Under Coach K, Duke is 401-162 (.621) against teams currently in the ACC.
  • Duke is the only team in the country to rank among the top five in the Associated Press Poll (No. 1), Coaches Poll (No. 1), NCAA RPI (No. 1) and Strength of Schedule index (No. 2).
  • Duke leads the ACC in three-point percentage (.422) and three-point field goals per game (7.8 3pg.). The .422 three-point field goal percentage would rank as third-best in school history.
  • Seth Curry has 20 or more points in three of Duke’s four ACC games. In league play, he is second in the ACC in scoring at 19.0 points per game while leading the ACC in three-point percentage (.571) and three-point field goals (4.0 3pg.).
  • Seth Curry has hit six straight three-pointers entering Wednesday’s game. He went 6-of-7 from long range on Jan. 17 versus Georgia Tech, tying the school single-game three-point percentage record (minimum five attempts).
  • Mason Plumlee has led the Blue Devils in rebounding in 15 straight games and in 16 of Duke’s 17 games. He leads the ACC in rebounds (11.5 rpg.), double-figure rebounding games (12) and double-doubles (11). He ranks fifth nationally in total rebounding and second in defensive rebounds per game (8.4 drpg.).
  • Freshman Amile Jefferson has taken advantage of extended minutes over the last two games averaging 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game. Duke is an impressive +43 points with Jefferson on the floor over the past two contests.
  • Quinn Cook ranks second in the ACC in assists at 6.1 apg. Bobby Hurley (1990-93), Dick Groat (1952), Jason Williams (2000-01), Chris Duhon (2003-04) and Quin Snyder (1989) are the only Blue Devils to average over 6.0 assists per game in a season.

Duke-Miami Series History

  • Duke leads the all-time series 15-3, including an 8-2 mark in Coral Gables, Fla.
  • Duke is 15-2 against Miami under Coach K.
  • Miami won last year’s meeting, 78-74, in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The win ended a streak of five straight Blue Devil victories in the series.
  • Duke has won 15 of the last 17 meetings with Miami.
  • Seth Curry averages 12.7 points per game in his career versus Miami. Curry scored all 38 of his points against Miami in the two meetings in 2011-12.
  • Duke vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Duke is 900-490 all-time in the regular season against teams currently in the ACC (includes games when those teams were not members of the ACC).
  • Under Mike Krzyzewski, Duke is 338-141 against the ACC in the regular season and 53-18 in the ACC Tournament. Krzyzewski ranks second in ACC history with 391 career league wins.
  • Duke has dominated the ACC regular season since 1997, logging a 207-53 record during that span which is 34 more wins than the next closest school.

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