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Game Preview: Duke vs NC State

by SCACCHoops.com Staff

Posted: 1/11/2013 8:09:17 PM


Duke NC State

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Simulate This Game Again

 

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s top-ranked Blue Devils (15-0, 2-0 in the ACC) have passed every major test so far this season.

Saturday’s showdown with No. 20 N.C. State (13-2, 2-0 in the ACC) presents a hurdle the Blue Devils have yet to clear this year: winning a true road game. So far all of Duke’s games away from Cameron Indoor Stadium have been neutral-site contests.

Making the tilt with its Triangle rival even more challenging, Duke will play without senior power forward Ryan Kelly, who is out indefinitely due to a foot injury.

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RALEIGH -- When looking at this year’s Duke team, most scouts and writers have raved about power forward Mason Plumlee, a national Player of the Year candidate.

Plumlee leads Duke in scoring, but the top-ranked Blue Devils have relied just as much on an old friend, the 3-pointer.

Duke leads the ACC with 117 3-pointers, and it’s making a staggering 42.7 percent of its attempts. The Blue Devils made 11 3s against Wake Forest – including six during a 25-7 first-half run – and shot 8 of 15 against Clemson on Tuesday night.

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Matchup History
DateBoxRecap
2/16/2012 9:00:00 PMDuke 78 - NC State 73Recap
2/5/2011 6:00:00 PMDuke 76 - NC State 52Recap
1/19/2011 7:00:00 PMDuke 92 - NC State 78 
1/20/2010 9:00:00 PMNC State 88 - Duke 74Recap
1/20/2009 8:00:00 PMDuke 73 - NC State 56Recap


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