Duke Blue Devils – Men’s Basketball
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – The fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils (2-0) travel to face the No. 19 Michigan State State Spartans (1-0) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday.
Duke is 2-1 in State Farm Champions Classic games, including a 74-69 win over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15, 2011 in the first year of the event.
Mike Krzyzewski passed Bobby Knight as the winningest Division I men’s basketball coach in NCAA history in that contest.
The Blue Devils have had a great deal of success in Indianapolis over the course of Mike Krzyzewski’s tenure in Durham.
Duke won the 1991 and 2010 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis and are 8-2 overall under Coach K in the city.
The Blue Devils topped the 100-point mark in each of its first two games of the season, shooting over 60.0 percent from the field in both contests.
Seven different Blue Devils have scored in double-figures this season with Quinn Cook, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow reaching double figures in both contests.
The Blue Devils have converted 35 turnovers into 69 points in the first two games of the year, averaging 1.97 points per possession following an opponent’s turnover.
Duke is shooting 47 percent from three-point range and averaging 12.5 made threes per game after two contests.
Quinn Cook has a team-high seven three-point field goals as six different Blue Devils have made three or more shots from three-point range.
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) – Women’s Basketball
NEWS AND NOTES
OPENING WEEKEND SUCCESS
ACC women’s basketball teams combined for a 20-3 overall record in the opening weekend of play, including a 10-0 mark on Sunday, Nov. 16.
Highlighting the weekend’s victories were Virginia’s 87-82 win over Ohio State and North Carolina’s 84-68 win over No. 23 UCLA.
The ACC went 3-1 over teams from the Power 5 Conferences.
ACC WEEKLY HONORS
Virginia senior center Sarah Imovbioh is this week’s ACC Player of the Week, while Notre Dame forward Brianna Turner has been tabbed the ACC Freshman of the Week, as voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Imovbioh led the Cavaliers to a pair of wins last weekend, including a season-opening win over Ohio State, 87-82 on Friday, Nov. 14.
The senior from Abuja, Nigeria, set the Virginia single-game rebounding record with 24 boards against the Buckeyes, and accounted for almost half of Virginia’s 51 total rebounds in the game.
In her collegiate debut, Turner rang up game highs of 29 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, all in just 19 minutes of action in the Fighting Irish’s 105-51 win over UMass-Lowell on Nov. 14.
Along the way, Turner shattered the 33-year-old Notre Dame record for points by a freshman in her first college game.
IN THE POLLS
Five ACC teams are among the Top 25 in the latest Associated Press Poll. 2014 National Runner-Up Notre Dame is the highest ranking ACC team at No. 3 followed by Duke at No. 7, North Carolina, at No. 11, Louisville at No. 12 and Syracuse at No 23. NC State, Florida State and Georgia Tech are receiving votes.
Duke senior forward/center Elizabeth Williams moved to second on the ACC’s all-time blocks list following her six block performance at Alabama.
The three-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year has 337 blocks for her career. Allison Bales (Duke) holds the career blocks record with 434.
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Bethune-Cookman at Florida State – 11 a.m.
NC State at UNC-Charlotte – 7 p.m.
Norfolk State at Virginia Tech – 7 p.m.
Tennessee Tech at Wake Forest – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Oklahoma State at North Carolina – 6 p.m.
Notre Dame at Michigan State – 7 p.m.
Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech – 7 p.m.
Syracuse at Duquesne – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20
Clemson at South Carolina – 7 p.m.
Duke at Old Dominion – 7 p.m.
Virginia at Xavier – 7 p.m.
Michigan at Pitt – 7 p.m.
Boston at Boston College – 7 p.m.
Belmont at Louisville – 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 14
Princeton 59, at Pitt 43
at Miami 66, Oakland 53
Clemson 80, at UNC-Greensboro 51
at 13/13 North Carolina 83, Howard 49
at George Mason 77, Virginia Tech
12/11 Louisville 89, at IUPUI 69
Georgia Tech 92, at Loyola- Chicago 57
at 3/3 Notre Dame 105, U. Mass- Lowell 51
at Virginia 87, Ohio State 82
at Florida State 92, UAB 62
at 6/6 Stanford 96, Boston College 63
Saturday, Nov. 15
at Wake Forest 64, Longwood 60
Sunday, Nov. 16
at Virginia Tech 63, UMES 41
at 24/25 Syracuse 59, Fordham 42
at Virginia 75, Radford 47
at Clemson 82, Troy 73
at 13/13 North Carolina 84, 23/23 UCLA 68
at NC State 81, Coppin State 61
at Georgia Tech 105, Morgan State 76
at 12/11 Louisville 77, UT-Martin 43
Boston College 82, at St. Mary’s 72
7/7 Duke 90, at Alabama 40