Game Notes: Duke v. Miami

The Blue Devils will be in action this afternoon against Miami in a key ACC Showdown

Duke (22-2, 9-1 ACC) vs. Miami (15-9, 4-6 ACC)
Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 l 6:45 p.m.
BankUnited Center l Coral Gables, Fla.

The Opening Tip

Duke (22-2, 9-1 ACC) faces Miami (15-9, 4-6 ACC) on Sunday, Feb. 13 at the BankUnited Center. Tipoff is set for 6:45 p.m. The game is being televised by Fox Sports with Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst) and Jenn Hildreth (sideline) calling the action.

Duke is ranked No. 5 in the AP Poll and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, while Miami is unranked in both polls.

Duke has won 40 of the last 43 games entering Sunday's game at Miami. The Blue Devils have won 13 of their last 14 contests against ACC opponents in that span.

The Blue Devils are looking to win their 10th ACC game on Sunday. Duke has won 10 or more games in league play 28 times overall.

Duke-Miami Series History

  • Duke is 14-2 all-time against Miami with a 3-1 mark at the BankUnited Center.
  • The Blue Devils have won 10 of the 11 meetings since Miami joined the ACC prior to the 2004-05 season.
  • Mike Krzyzewski is 14-1 against Miami.
  • Duke has won four straight games in the series and 14 of the last 15 contests.
  • Eight of the 16 games between Duke and Miami have been decided by less than 10 points.
  • Duke has scored 90 or more points against Miami six times with three 100-point efforts.
  • The Blue Devils topped Miami, 74-63, earlier this season. Nolan Smith scored a game-high 28 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists. Andre Dawkins (16) and Kyle Singler (14) also scored in double figures in the win.

Numbers Game
  • The Blue Devils have had at least one player score 20 or more points in 19 straight games. Duke has had two players top the 20-point mark nine times this season.
  • Nolan Smith is attempting to become the first player in ACC history to lead the league in scoring and assists. Smith is currently averaging 21.5 points and 5.5 assists per game.
  • Mason Plumlee has raised his rebound average an ACC-best 5.7 rebounds per game from a year ago. He ranks fourth in the ACC in rebounding at 8.8 rpg. and has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in eight of 10 ACC contests.
  • Kyle Singler has scored in double figures in an ACC-best 22 straight games. Singler has scored 10 or more points in 118 of his 135 career games. He has reached double figures in 54 of 58 ACC regular season games.
  • Seth Curry is averaging 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists over the last three games. He is 15-of-27 (.556) from the field and has a 6.0:1 assist-to-turnover ratio in that span.
  • Nolan Smith has an NCAA-best six games with 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists. He is one of four players in the NCAA averaging over 20.0 points and 5.0 assists per game.
  • Duke is averaging 40.0 rebounds per game in league play. The Blue Devils have grabbed 40 or more rebounds in five of 10 ACC contests.
  • Kyle Singler is 25 points shy of becoming the 20th player in conference history to score 1,000 career points in ACC regular season play. Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney enters this weekend's action four points shy of joining the list.
  • Nolan Smith has scored 20 or more points in five straight games, including a pair of 30-point efforts in that span.

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