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Duke vs. Virginia State Game Notes

1 Duke (0-0, 0-0) vs. Virginia State (0-0, 0-0)
Friday, October 28, 2016 // 7 p.m. ET // ACC Network Extra
Durham, N.C. // Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Record 0-0 (0-0 ACC)
Rankings (AP/Coaches) -/1
Last Game L, 68-82 vs. Oregon (3/24/16)
Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Army, ‘69)
Career Record 1,043-321/42nd Season
Duke Record 970-262/37th Season

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Virginia State Trojans
Record 0-0 (0-0 CIAA)
Rankings (AP/Coaches) -/-
Last Game L, 74-84 vs. West Liberty (3/13/16)
Head Coach Lonnie Blow, Jr. (Virginia Wesleyan, ‘82)
Career Record 118-54/Seventh Season
Virginia State Record 56-27/Fourth Season

THE OPENING TIP

• Duke is entering its 112th season of basketball. The program ranks fourth in NCAA history in both wins (2,087) and winning percentage (.707).

• For the sixth time in program history, Duke was ranked No. 1 in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll. The Blue Devils were also the preseason pick to win the ACC title. Mike Krzyzewski owns a 1,043-321 (.765) record over 41-plus seasons as a head coach, including a 970-262 (.787) mark at Duke (36-plus seasons). Coach K owns 970 of Duke’s 2,087 all-time wins, translating to 46.5 percent of the wins in the history of Duke men’s basketball.

• The Blue Devils have won the third-most games (210) and have the fourth-best winning percentage (.817) in the nation this decade.

• Duke has posted an 847-157 (.844) record at Cameron Indoor Stadium, including a 489-62 (.887) mark under Coach K.

• Duke has won an NCAA-best 125 consecutive non-conference home games. Duke has won 256 of its past 259 non-conference games at home.

• After ranking second in the ACC in scoring with an average of 21.6 points per game a year ago, Grayson Allen enters the 2016-17 season needing just 68 points to become Duke’s 65th 1,000-point scorer. With 2016 McDonald’s All-Americans Marques Bolden, Frank Jackson and Jayson Tatum arriving on campus, Duke will have eight McDonald’s All-Americans on its roster in 2016-17. Duke’s eight active McDonald’s All-Americans leads the nation heading into the 2016-17 season.