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Duke vs. St. John’s Game Notes

Photo: Chris Summerville

GAME INFORMATION

  • Who: St. John’s Red Storm (16-5) vs. No. 2 Duke Blue Devils (18-2)
  • When: Feb. 2 at Noon
  • Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium / Durham, NC.

MEDIA INFORMATION

  • TV: ESPN (Bob Wischusen/Dick Vitale/Allison Williams)
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network (David Shumate/John Roth)
  • Satellite Radio: Sirius/XM: 84 / 84 (Duke broadcast)

THE SERIES

  • Overall: 24th meeting; Duke leads, 16-7
  • In Durham: Duke leads, 6-1
  • In New York: Duke leads, 6-4
  • At neutral sites: Duke leads, 4-2
  • Current streak: St. John’s, W1
  • Coach K vs. St. John’s: 16-10 (16-4 at Duke)

TRENDING

  • No. 2 Duke steps out of conference play for the final time this regular season, welcoming St. John’s to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
  • The Blue Devils have won 146 consecutive non-conference home games — the longest active streak in the NCAA. Duke last dropped a non-conference home game on February 26, 2000 — 83-82 to St. John’s.
  • R.J. Barrett, who leads the ACC in scoring at 23.6 points, needs 30 points to reach 10th place on the single-season Duke freshman scoring list. He’s 223 points shy of Marvin Bagley III’s freshman record 694 points.
  • Barrett is this week’s ACC Freshman of the Week, earning the award for the third time this season. He averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in a pair of ACC wins last week over Pitt and Georgia Tech.
  • Zion Williamson — the nation’s only player averaging 20.0+ points and shooting .600+ from the field — is second in the ACC in scoring at 22.0. He and Barrett are the only teammates each averaging 20.0+ points this season.
  • Tre Jones is the nation’s only player averaging 5.0+ assists (5.56), 2.0+ steals (2.0) with a 5.0+ assist-turnover ratio (5.56). His assist-turnover ratio is second nationally.
  • Duke completed the month of January with a 7-1 record, its best record in the month of January since going 7-1 in the 2008-09 season.
  • Freshman Zion Williamson has a Duke freshman record nine 25-point games this season. He’s the nation’s only player averaging 20.0+ ppg and shooting .600+ from the field.