Duke vs. Wake Forest Game Notes

RJ Barrett | Photo: Chris Summerville


  • Who: Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-17) vs. No. 4 Duke Blue Devils (25-4)
  • When: March 5 at 7pm
  • Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium / Durham, NC


  • TV: ESPN (Rece Davis/LaPhonso Ellis/Brooke Weisbrod)
  • WatchESPN
  • Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network (David Shumate/John Roth)
  • National Radio: n/a
  • Sirius/XM: 133 / 193 (Duke broadcast)


  • Overall: 251st meeting; Duke leads 172-78
  • In Durham: Duke leads, 76-18 (61-16 at Cameron Indoor)
  • In Winston-Salem: Duke leads, 50-39
  • At neutral sites: Duke leads, 33-9
  • Current streak: Duke, W9
  • Coach K vs. Wake Forest: Duke leads, 53-24


  • With two games left in the regular season, No. 4 Duke welcomes long-time rival Wake Forest Tuesday night in the Blue Devils’ regular-season home finale.
  • Tuesday is Duke’s Senior Night and Antonio Vrankovic and Brennan Besser will be recognized before the game.
  • Duke, which is one game back of the ACC leaders with two games remaining, has secured one of the top four seeds and a double-bye in the 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament, set for March 12-16 in Charlotte.
  • Duke’s most-played rival, the Demon Deacons and Blue Devils and have met 250 times with Duke leading the series 172-78, including 61-16 at Cameron Indoor.
  • Freshman R.J. Barrett enters the Wake Forest game 24 points shy of tying Duke’s freshman scoring record set last season by Marvin Bagley III (694). Barrett leads the ACC in scoring at 23.1 points per game.
  • Barrett is the only player in the ACC to score in double figures every game this season (29). Cam Reddish has made a three in 15 straight games — also the ACC’s longest streak.
  • Of Tre Jones’ 26 primary defensive assignments this season, the National Defensive Player of the Year finalist has held 20 below their season average for field goal percentage, and 18 below their season average for points.
  • Duke leads the NCAA in blocked shots (7.0), is the only team nationally with 200 blocks (202), and is on pace to set both the program and ACC record of 245 blocked shots (1998-99).
  • Junior Marques Bolden is averaging 14.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and shooting .714 (10/14) over Duke’s last two games.

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