Duke (22-8, 11-6) vs. North Carolina (24-6, 13-4)
When: March 5 | 6:30 PM (ET)
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Watch Live: ESPN
THE OPENING TIP
- Winners of the last four meetings and eight of the last 10 in the series, No. 17/21 Duke will host No. 8/8 North Carolina on Saturday.
- Duke is one of three programs nationally with more than 200 wins (207) and a winning percentage of better than .820 (.825) this decade.
- Krzyzewski has guided Duke to 20 or more wins in 20 consecutive seasons, becoming the third Division I men’s coach to accomplish the feat. Duke has won 10+ ACC games in 19 of the last 20 seasons.
- Duke employs one of the nation’s most lethal offensive attacks, ranking 17th in the NCAA in scoring offense (81.5) and fourth in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency (119.8).
- Grayson Allen was named a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American on Thursday. It is Duke’s third honor in the last five years and eighth since 2000.
- Allen is on pace to become just the ninth player to lead Duke in both scoring and assists in a season. He could also be the seventh Duke player to average 20+ points and dish out 100 assists in a season.
- Among ACC freshmen in all games this season, Brandon Ingram leads in scoring (16.9), three-point percentage (.406), rebounding (6.8), minutes played (34.07) and double-doubles (8), and ranks second in blocks (1.4).
- Duke averages 9.0 three-pointers per game overall and 9.3 per game in ACC play, both of which lead the league. Allen (68), Ingram (65) and Matt Jones (67) are bidding to become the first trio in Duke history to each make 70 threes in a season.
- Luke Kennard leads the ACC and ranks eighth nationally with an .889 free throw percentage, third-best in Duke history by a freshman.
- Marshall Plumlee is nearly averaging a double-double in ACC play with averages of 9.6 points and 9.9 boards.