Saturday, February 11, 2012 • 4:00 p.m. • ESPN
The Opening Tip
- Duke (20-4, 7-2) hosts Maryland (14-9, 4-5) on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 4:00 p.m.
- Mike Patrick (play-by-play) and Len Elmore (analyst) will call the game for ESPN. Bill Rosinski (play-by-play) and Will Perdue (analyst) will also be on the call for ESPN Radio.
- Duke is ranked No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Maryland is unranked in both polls. Duke is 37-13 when ranked No. 10 in the AP Poll.
- The Blue Devils won their 20th game on Wednesday, marking the 16th consecutive 20-win season for Duke and the 27th season with 20 or more wins under Mike Krzyzewski.
- Duke and Kansas are the only two teams in the NCAA to rank in the top 10 in RPI, Strength of Schedule as well as the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
- Duke and Maryland have met 172 times heading into Saturday's game with the first meeting between the two schools coming in 1926.
- The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 111-61, including a 51-14 mark at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
- Duke has won four straight and 10 of the last 11 games in the series.
- Mike Krzyzewski is 52-21 at Duke against the Terrapins, including a 22-8 record at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
- Duke has won four straight home games in the series. The Blue Devils have a +20.3 scoring margin in that span.
- The two schools have met 18 times in ACC Tournament play with Duke posting an 11-7 record in those games.
- The Blue Devils topped Maryland, 74-61, earlier this season behind a 23-point, 12-rebound effort from junior Mason Plumlee.
- The Blue Devils have won 20 or more games 27 times under Mike Krzyzewski, including each of the last 16 seasons.
- Duke has been ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll for 88 straight weeks, the third-longest streak in NCAA history.
- The Blue Devils are 60-3 at home since the start of the 2008-09 season. Duke has lost two of its last three games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
- Duke is 10-2 at home this season and has lost more than two home games just once in the past 16 seasons.
- The Blue Devils have scored 80 or more points in a game 12 times this season. Duke has won 46 consecutive games when topping the 80-point plateau.
- Austin Rivers is coming off a 29-point, six three-point field goal effort on Wednesday against North Carolina. He has topped the 20-point mark in each of the last two games and leads the Blue Devils with six 20-point efforts.
- Mason Plumlee ranks second in the ACC in rebounding at 9.9 rpg. He has grabbed 12 or more rebounds 11 times this season including four of the last five games.
- Seth Curry is averaging 16.0 points while shooting 47.4 percent (9-of-19) from three-point range over the last three games.
- Ryan Kelly has increased his scoring average by 6.1 ppg. from a year ago and is tied for second on the team at 12.7 points per game. Kelly has scored in double figures 16 times this season after doing that just nine times in his first two seasons.
- Austin Rivers ranks eighth in the NCAA among freshman in scoring with a team-high 15.1 points per game. Johnny Dawkins was the last Blue Devil freshman to lead the team in scoring in 1983.
- Mason Plumlee is one of two players (joined by Keith Clanton, Central Florida) in the NCAA averaging at least 11.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks per game.
- Andre Dawkins has made at least one three-point field goal in 10 straight games. He is 27-of-64 (.422) from three-point range, while averaging 10.8 points per game in that span.
- Austin Rivers is averaging 19.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists over the last four games. He is shooting 50.9 percent (27-of-53) from the field and 46.3 percent (12-of-26) from three-point range in that span.