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Duke vs. San Diego State Game Notes

Zion Williamson & R.J. Barrett | Photo: Chris Summerville

Who: San Diego State (2-0) vs. #1 Duke (3-0)
When: Mon. Nov. 19, 2018 5:00pm ET
Where: Lahania, HI /Lahania Civic Center
TV: ESPN2 / WatchESPN

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski (Army ‘69)
Career Record: 1,103-338 (44th season)
Record at Duke: 1,030-279 (39th season)

SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS

Head Coach: Brian Dutcher (Minnesota ‘82)
Career Record: 24-11 (2nd season)
Record at San Diego State: 24-11 (2nd season)

THE SERIES

Overall: Duke leads, 2-0
In Durham: Duke leads, 1-0
In San Diego: n/a
At neutral sites: Duke leads, 1-0
Current streak: Duke, W2
Coach K vs. San Diego State: 2-0

THE OPENING TIP

  • A five-time champion in Maui and owner of the most Maui  Jim Maui Invitational titles, No. 1  Duke is island-bound once again for college basketball’s premier holiday showcase.
  • The Blue Devils open against San Diego State Monday at 12 p.m. local (5 p.m. ET), with Auburn or Xavier on Tuesday.
  • Duke heads to Maui ranked No. 1 after ascending to the top spot on Nov. 12 for a record 135th time, breaking a tie with UCLA for most weeks ranked No. 1 all-time.
  • This season marks the third time Duke plays in Maui when ranked No. 1 (1992, 2001).
  • Duke’s five Maui titles (1992, 1992, 2001, 2007, 2011) are the most in the tournament’s history.
  • Paced by the nation’s highest-scoring freshmen duo, RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are each averaging 25.3 points this season. They have scored the most points by any Duke freshman over a season’s first three games in history.
  • Williamson is shooting .821 (32-of-39) from the field and averaging 10.7 rebounds per game, while Barrett is averaging 4.7 assists per game.
  • Duke will be looking for its 20th in-season tournament title under Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils claimed the PK80 Motion Bracket crown last season, and are 92-16 (.852) when playing in-season tournaments under Coach K.
  • Duke is ranked in the top five of KenPom’s adjusted offensive efficiency (118.1, 1st) and defensive efficiency (89.7, 5th) — as of Nov. 14.