Duke vs. Virginia Tech Game Notes


  • Who: No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies (21-6) vs. No. 3 Duke Blue Devils (24-3)
  • When: Feb. 25 at 7pm
  • Where: Cassell Coliseum / Blacksburg, VA


  • TV: ESPN (Rece Davis/LaPhonso Ellis/Brooke Weisbrod)
  • Stream: WatchESPN
  • Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network (David Shumate/John Roth)
  • Sirius/XM: 133 / 194 (Duke); 80 / 80 (national)


  • Overall: 57th meeting; Duke leads, 47-9
  • In Durham: Duke leads, 20-1
  • In Blacksburg: Duke leads, 12-6
  • At neutral sites: Duke leads, 11-1
  • Current streak: Virginia Tech, W1
  • Coach K vs. Virginia Tech: 17-5


  • Capping a stretch that saw No. 3 Duke play four of its last six games on the road, the Blue Devils head to Blacksburg Tuesday for a Top 25 showdown with No. 20 Virginia Tech.
  • The Blue Devils, who are 7-0 on the road in the ACC for just the fifth time in school history, are the nation’s only remaining undefeated road team this season.
  • Duke is in a three-way tie atop the ACC with Virginia and North Carolina at 12-2, while Virginia Tech is 2.5 games back.
  • Duke is 7-2 versus ranked teams this season — six have been road/neutral wins to tie a regular-season school record.
  • Freshman R.J. Barrett, who is averaging 28.7 points and shooting .600 from the field over the last three games, continues to lead the ACC in scoring at 23.3 points.
  • Barrett is averaging 24.9 points against ranked teams, and 23.6 points in road games. He is fourth on Duke’s freshman scoring list — 64 points shy of tying Duke’s rookie scoring record held by Marvin Bagley III (694).
  • Barrett has set the ACC freshman record for most 20-point games (20), and is one shy of tying Bagley’s ACC freshman record for 30-point games (seven).
  • Freshman Zion Williamson, who missed Saturday’s win at Syracuse (knee), is second in the ACC in scoring (22.4) and leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.683) and steals (2.2).
  • The Blue Devils are shooting .770 (67/87) at the free throw line over the last four games. In crunch time (last five minutes of a game), Duke is shooting .721 (80/111) this season.
  • Sophomore Alex O’Connell made his second career start at Syracuse and registered career highs in points (20) and made three-pointers (5-of-8).

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