1/1 Duke (5-0) vs. 17/16 Indiana (3-0)
Bloomington, Ind. – Assembly Hall
9 p.m., ESPN
Program Vitals Conference: Big 10 Nickname: Hoosiers Colors: Red & White Head Coach: Mike Davis (6th year) Career Record at Indiana: 99-67 Last Year: 15-14 (NIT Semifinals First Round)
Television: ESPN (Dan Shulman, playby- play; Dick Vitale, color analyst; Doris Burke, sideline reporter)
Projected Starters: Marshall Strickland (6-2, 195, Sr.) - 19.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.7 apg Roderick Wilmont (6-4, 200, Jr.) – 16.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 43% 3fg Robert Vaden (6-5, 225, So.) – 14.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.0 apg Lewis Monroe (6-5, 192, Sr.) – 7.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.0 apg Marco Killingsworth (6-8, 270, Sr.) – 20.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 4.3 apg Key Reserves: Errek Suhr (5-8, 151, Jr.) – 12.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.7 apg Sean Kline (6-8, 233, Sr.) – 8.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg A.J. Ratliff (6-2, 185, So.) – 9.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg Earl Calloway (6-3, 175, Jr.) – 4.5 ppg, 2.5 apg Ben Allen (6-10, 235, Fr.) – 5.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg
- This will be the sixth meeting between the two storied programs, and the first head-to-head affair since March 21, 2002 when IU defeated Duke, 74-73, to advance o the elite eight in the 2002 NCAA Tournament. It will also be the first time the two teams have not played each other in a neutral site. The Hoosiers own a 3-2 advantage in the series.
- Indiana has a record of 2-2 in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge beating Maryland and North Carolina while losing to Wake Forest and then the Tar Heels a season ago. Duke is a perfect 5-0, beating Iowa, along with Illinois (twice), and Michigan State (twice).
- The Hoosiers recorded five wins (5-14) when facing the nation's top-ranked team. Duke will be the first top-ranked team to play at Assembly Hall since Jan. 7, 2001, when Michigan State fell at Indiana, 59-58.
- Through three contests thus far, the Hoosiers have shown their stroke from beyond the arc. IU has connected on 42-of-72 three-point attempts this season (.583). The Hoosiers also have nine players averaging 10 or more minutes per game.
- The Hoosiers will be without sophomore stud forward DJ White. However, Auburn transfer Marco Killingsworth has done well while working as the only true post presence left on the roster. The 6-8, 270 pound Killingsworth is averaging 20 points and nearly 10 rebounds through three games. Another transfer, Lewis Monroe, allows high scoring senior guard Marshall Strickland to move back to his natural scoring guard position.
- Indiana University Athletics and the IU Student Athletic Board (SAB) have encouraged all Hoosier fans attending the Nov. 30 Indiana-Duke game to wear a white shirt in order to create a `white out' effect for the national television audience.
- Mike Krzyzewski improves to 726-246 overall and 652-187 at Duke. He moved into 14th place alone on the NCAA Division I all-time win list, now one win ahead of Temple's John Cheney. Coach K is just one of nine coaches to win 650 or more games at one school..
- With three blocked shots against Memphis, Shelden Williams recorded his 300th career block. He becomes the second Blue Devil and ninth player in ACC history to record 300 blocks in a career. With his 11-of-13 shooting performance against the Tigers, Williams is now shooting 61% from the field on the season.
- Duke will be without sophomore scoring guard DeMarcus Nelson for at least five weeks after Nelson sustained a hairline fracture to his ankle against Drexel.
- Duke improved to 173-24 as the nation's top-ranked team, 149-19 under Coach K after beating Memphis.