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Duke vs. Pittsburgh Game Notes, 2/4/2017

Amile Jefferson | Photo: Chris Summerville

#21/21 Duke (17-5, 5-4) vs. Pittsburgh (12-10, 1-8)
Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 1 p.m. ET // CBS
Durham, N.C. // Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Record 17-5 (5-4 ACC)
Rankings (AP/Coaches) 21/21
Last Game W, 84-74 at No. 20 Notre Dame (1/30/17)
Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Army, ‘69)
Career Record 1,060-326/42nd Season
Duke Record 987-267/37th Season

Pittsburgh Panthers

Record 12-10 (1-8 ACC)
Rankings (AP/Coaches) NR/NR
Last Game L, 78-80 at No. 12 North Carolina (1/31/17)
Head Coach Kevin Stallings (Purdue, ‘82)
Career Record 467-293/24th Season
Pittsburgh Record 12-10/1st Season

THE OPENING TIP

  • No. 21 Duke looks for its third consecutive win and third victory in its last four meetings with Pitt when it hosts the Panthers on Saturday.
  • A win over Pitt would be the 500th victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium for Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
  • Duke has utilized eight different starting lineups this season. Eight of Duke’s rotation players have missed a combined 42 games due to injury.
  • Led by Luke Kennard (20.2), Duke is one of two major-conference teams with three players averaging at 15.0+ points (also Arizona State).
  • Kennard and Jayson Tatum score a combined 36.3 points per game, making them the second-highest scoring duo in the ACC. At a combined 35.8 points per game, Kennard and Grayson Allen rank third among ACC scoring duos.
  • Kennard ranks fifth in the league with an average of 34.5 minutes per game. Despite the workload, he ranks third in the ACC in scoring and leads ACC guards with a .540 field goal percentage.
  • Tatum is the second-leading freshman scorer in the ACC with an average of 16.1 per night. His average is on pace to rank fifth among freshmen in Duke history.
  • Duke’s best perimeter defender, Matt Jones also ranks third in the ACC in steals (1.8) and accounts for nearly a third of Duke’s steals on the season.
  • Duke is 9-1 this season and 34-3 in his career when Amile Jefferson has a team-high in rebounds