Duke vs. Pittsburgh Game Notes

R.J. Barrett | Photo Chris Summerville


  • Who: Pittsburgh Panthers (12-6) vs. No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (15-2)
  • When: Jan. 22 at 9 PM.
  • Where: Peterson Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA.


  • TV: ESPN (Rece Davis/LaPhonso Ellis/Brooke Weisbrod)
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network (David Shumate/John Roth)
  • Satellite Radio: Sirius/XM: 84 / 84 (Duke broadcast)


  • Overall: 19th meeting; Duke leads, 11-7
  • In Durham: Duke leads, 5-3
  • In Pittsburgh: Duke leads, 5-3
  • At neutral sites: Tied, 1-1
  • Current streak: Duke, W3
  • Coach K vs. Pitt: 5-2 (5-2 at Duke)


  • Duke, one of six teams tied atop the early ACC standings at 4-1, is on the road Tuesday night for a meeting with the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Events Center.
  • The Blue Devils are facing former player and associate head coach Jeff Capel for the first time as Pitt’s head coach.
  • Capel is one of six former Duke players under head coach Mike Krzyzewski that is now a Division-I head coach.
  • Duke is 5-1 versus teams ranked in the AP top 15 this season– the most games, and wins, of any team nationally.
  • Zion Williamson broke Duke’s single-game freshman scoring record with 35 points in the Syracuse game. He is second in the ACC in scoring (21.5) and is the nation’s only player averaging 20+ points and shooting .600+ from the field.
  • Freshman RJ Barrett continues to lead the ACC in scoring at 23.8 points per game — 11th nationally and third among NCAA freshmen. He has scored 30+ in two of the last three games.
  • Barrett and Williamson are the only pair of teammates in the NCAA each averaging 20+ points per game.
  • Junior Javin DeLaurier has made 19 consecutive field goals — one shy of tying the ACC record set by Duke’s Alaa Abdelnaby during the 1988-89 season (20).
  • With Williamson missing the second half at Florida State (eye), Tre Jones missing all but six minutes of the last two games (shoulder), and Cam Reddish out versus Syracuse (illness), Duke has played 108 of the last 125 minutes without at least one starter and gone 2-1 in that stretch.
  • Freshman RJ Barrett’s four 30-point games lead the ACC and are the second-most by a Duke freshman all-time.

Share this post

submit to reddit
scroll to top