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Presbyterian (1-0) at (6) Duke (1-0)



Saturday, November 12th, 4:30 p.m. (et)

The Sports Network

By Scott Haynes, Senior College Basketball Editor

FACTS & STATS: Site: Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) -- Durham, North Carolina. Television: ESPNU. Home Record: Presbyterian 1-0, Duke 1-0. Away Record: Presbyterian 0-0, Duke 0-0. Neutral Record: Presbyterian 0-0, Duke 0-0. Conference Record: Presbyterian 0-0, Duke 0-0. Series Record: Duke leads, 1-0.

GAME NOTES: Mike Krzyzewski sets his sights on Bob Knight, as the sixth-ranked Duke Blue Devils welcome the Presbyterian Blue Hose to Durham for non- conference action at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

It is a quick turnaround for the Blue Devils, who opened the season with a much harder than expected 77-76 victory over Belmont on Friday night in opening-round action of the Maui Invitational. With the win, Duke extended the nation's longest homecourt winning streak to 37 games and the longest homecourt winning streak against non-league foes to 87 games. The win was Coach K's 901st in his career, as he is just one shy of tying Bob Knight (902) for the most victories in NCAA history.

Duke won the only other meeting between these two teams, an 80-49 rout in 2009.

The Blue Hose opened the season with a resounding victory last night, blowing out Montreat, 103-73 at the Templeton Center. Presbyterian opened the season with a victory for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign. The 103 points that the Blue Hose put up on Montreat marked the highest scoring output for the team since amassing 111 points against Carver Bible College during the 2007-08 season.

Al'Lonzo Coleman led the offensive onslaught with a game-high 21 points in the win over Montreat. He was joined by five other Presbyterian players in double figures, as Khalid Mutakabbir poured in 18 points, followed by Tyler Diehl (12 pts), Jay Reynolds (10 pts), Ryan Hargrave (10 pts) and William Truss (10 pts). The Blue Hose shot a sterling 57.6 percent from the floor overall, including 12-of-25 from behind the arc (48 percent). The team was exceptionally sharp in the second half, converting an impressive 21-of-29 shots over the final 20 minutes of action (72.4 percent).

The Blue Devils had their troubles with Belmont, shooting a pedestrian .429 from the floor overall, while the Bruins converted 47.4 percent from the field in a game that saw six ties. Still, five players notched double figures in the win, led by Seth Curry and Austin Rivers, who netted 16 points apiece. Curry knocked down 4-of-5 three-point attempts, while Rivers, perhaps the nation's top freshman, was just 3-of-9 from the field, but a steady 8-of-10 from the free-throw line. Forward Mason Plumlee was dominant in the paint, finishing with a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Ryan Kelly and Tyler Thornton chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively, off the bench.

The Blue Devils certainly got a scare last night. Despite the short break, expect a much sharper Duke team at both ends of the floor. It will definitely be an exciting atmosphere at Cameron with Coach K on the verge of a milestone.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Duke 83, Presbyterian 61

11/12 10:47:06 ET

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Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
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DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
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WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
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OAK 4
HOU 1
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LOS 4
ARI 1
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COL 9
PHI 10
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SDP 3
SFG 4
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BOS 6
BAL 5
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7:05pm Tonight
PIT
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7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
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7:08pm Tonight
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CHC
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SAN 90
DAL 85
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MIA 99
CHA 88
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CHI 93
WAS 102
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HOU 118
POR 119
 
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NYR 2
PHI 4
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BOS 4
DET 1
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MON 3
TAM 2
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SJS 7
LOS 2
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MIN
COL
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PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
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NOR 6
DUR 3
 
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