Duke (22-3, 9-3) vs. North Carolina (18-7, 8-4)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • 9:10 p.m. • ESPN / ACC Network
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium
THE OPENING TIP
- Duke (22-3, 9-3) hosts North Carolina (18-7, 8-4) Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 9:10 p.m. with ESPN and the ACC Network televising the contest.
- The Blue Devils enter the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 71-15 when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll.
- North Carolina enters the game ranked No. 15 in the AP Poll and No. 16 in the Coaches Poll. Duke is 12-8 all-time against the No. 15 team in the AP Poll.
- Duke and Kansas are the only teams in the NCAA to rank in the top 10 of the AP Poll (No. 4), USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 5), Ratings Percentage Index (No. 5) and Strength of Schedule (No. 9).
- Duke is 9-2 against teams ranked in the top 50 of the RPI, including a 3-0 mark against teams ranked in the top 10. North Carolina enters Wednesday’s contest ranked No. 10 in the RPI.
- The Blue Devils are 5-1 on the year against ranked opponents, including a 4-1 mark against teams ranked in the top 10.
LAST TIME OUT
- Duke is coming off an 80-72 road win over Syracuse Saturday as Jahlil Okafor recorded his ninth double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Okafor went 10-of-15 from the field, including 7-of-7 in the second half of play.
- Quinn Cook added 17 points and five assists in the win with Justise Winslow (12) and Tyus Jones (11) also scoring in double figures.
- The Blue Devils shot a season-high 86.4 percent (19-of-21) from the free throw line, including 12-of-12 in the final five minutes of play.
- Duke trailed by as many as 11 points in the opening half of play before using a 26-7 run over an eight-minute span midway through the game to gain control.
- Duke’s bench outscored the Orange, 15-0, with Matt Jones leading the way with eight points.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Jahlil Okafor leads the team in scoring (18.2 ppg.), rebounds (9.3 rpg.) and field goal percentage (.665). He is attempting to become the first freshman to lead Duke in all three categories.
- Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 14.8 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.454), three-point percentage (.392), three-point field goals (2.60 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.908).
- Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (18.2 ppg.), Justise Winslow (11.4 ppg.) and Tyus Jones (11.3 ppg.) combine for 40.9 points per game (50.9 percent of Duke scoring).
- Freshmen Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow have started all 25 games. Mike Krzyzewski has started three or more freshmen in a game 60 times at Duke (including 27 times in 1982-83).
- A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 18 of 25 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack 11 times, while Tyus Jones (5) and Justise Winslow (2) have also led Duke in scoring multiple times. The rookie trio has also accounted for 15 of Duke’s 17 20-point games on the year (Okafor 10, Jones 4, Winslow 1).
- Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 35 games, tied for the second-longest streak in Duke history. He is shooting 40.1 percent (87-of-217) from behind the arc in that stretch.
- Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones has combined to shoot 88.6 percent (155-of-175) from the free throw line. Over the past 15 contests, Cook is 42-of-46 (.913) and Jones is 64-of-70 (.914) from the charity stripe.
- Justise Winslow has scored in double figures in each of the past six games and is averaging 14.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while shooting 48.2 percent (27-of-56) from the field in that span.
- Jahlil Okafor leads the ACC and ranks sixth nationally with a .665 field goal percentage (187-of-281). He has shot 70 percent or better from the field 15 times on the year and is 24-of-31 (.774) from the field over the past three games.
- Tyus Jones has scored in double figures in eight of the past nine games and is averaging 14.8 points and 6.0 assists per game in that span. He is 39-of-83 (.470) from the field, including 16-of-33 (.485) from three-point range, over the past nine contests.
- Quinn Cook is one three-point field goal shy of becoming the 14th player in Duke history with 200 or more three-point field goals. He has made 185 of his treys over the past three seasons.
- Duke leads the ACC in scoring at 80.3 points per game. The Blue Devils are looking to pace the conference in scoring in back-to-back years for the first time since finishing atop the league scoring charts from 1997-2003.
- Duke is averaging 87.8 points per game on 53.6 percent shooting from the field, including 61.2 percent (278-of-454) from two-point range, over 11 games at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils have scored 80 or more points in a game eight times at home this season.
- Jahlil Okafor is averaging a team-high 20.7 points per game in Duke’s 12 home contests. He is 102-of-146 (.699) from the field with seven 20-point games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
- Duke is 11-1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season and has lost more than one game at home just twice over the past 14 seasons.