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Duke vs. Stetson Game Notes

Tre Jones | Photo: Chris Summerville


Who:
 Stetson (1-7) vs. #3 Duke (6-1)
When: Sat. Dec. 1, 2018 7pm ET
Where: Durham, NC /Cameron Indoor Stadium
TV: ESPN2 / WatchESPN

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski (Army ‘69)
Career Record: 1,106-339 (44th season)
Record at Duke: 1,033-280 (39th season)

STETSON HATTERS

Head Coach: Corey Williams (Oklahoma State ‘02)
Career Record: 52-116 (7th season)
Record at Stetson: 52-116 (7th season)

THE SERIES

Overall: 12th meeting; Duke leads, 9-2
In Durham: Duke leads, 5-0
In DeLand: Duke leads, 4-1
At unknown sites: Steston leads, 1-0
Current streak: Duke, W8
Coach K vs. Stetson: 9-1

THE OPENING TIP

  • In the midst of a season-long five-game homestand, the third-ranked Blue Devils welcome Stetson University to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday night.
  • The teams are meeting for the 12th time, with Duke taking nine of the previous 11 games in the series.
  • Stetson was the first opponent in the Mike Krzyzewski era at Duke — a 67-49 victory by the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 29, 1980.
  • Freshman RJ Barrett leads the ACC in scoring (22.7), just ahead of classmate Zion Williamson, who is second (21.3)
  • Williamson leads the conference in field goal percentage (.667) and blocked shots (18) and is third in rebounding (9.0).
  • With Barrett and Williamson, Duke is the only power conference school to have multiple players averaging 20.0+ points per game. They are the only freshman duo nationally to each be averaging 20.0+ points.
  • Freshman Tre Jones leads the ACC in total assists (41) and assist-turnover ratio (5.13). His 5.13 ratio is 12th nationally and the best among any freshman in power conferences.
  • Barrett is 22nd nationally in scoring, Williamson is 33rd in scoring, while Jones is 12th in assist-turnover ratio.
  • Freshman Zion Williamson is the only player currently in the NCAA ranked among the top 35 in both scoring (17th, 21.3) and field goal percentage (35th, .667).
  • Duke has scored 78+ points in each game this season, and the 91.6 points per game average is seventh in the NCAA.
  • Duke is ranked No. 3 in the AP poll this week, marking the 400th week all-time the Blue Devils have appeared in the AP top five — the third-most in history.