Game preview: Duke vs. Davidson

Posted by Laura Keeley on November 8, 2013 

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Hoops season is here. Below you’ll find a few nuggets on tonight’s matchup. Make sure you check out all our Duke basketball season preview articles, too.

No. 4 Duke vs. Davidson

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham

TV/Radio: ESPNU, WKIX-102.9 FM

Line: Duke by 16

Projected starting lineups (stats from exhibition play)

Davidson (0-0)

G Brian Sullivan, So., 12 ppg, 6 apg

G Tyler Kalinoski, Jr., 17 ppg, 2 rpg

G Tom Droney, Sr., 7 ppg, 7 rpg

G/F Chris Czerapowicz, Sr., 15 ppg, 10 rpg

F De’Mon Brooks, Sr., 21 ppg, 9 rpg

Duke (0-0)

G Quinn Cook, Jr., 7.5 ppg, 2.5 apg

G Tyler Thornton, Sr., 5.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg

F Rodney Hood, R-So., 20 ppg, 8.5 rpg

F Jabari Parker, Fr., 14.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg

F Amile Jefferson, So., 14 ppg, 10 rpg

Player to watch

De’mon Brooks, forward, Davidson

The preseason Southern Conference Player of the year, Brooks is one of two returning starters for the Wildcats (Czerapowicz is the other). Brooks was the 2012 conference player of the year, and he averaged 13.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for last year’s NCAA Tournament team (the 14-seed Wildcats lost a heartbreaker at the buzzer against third-seed Marquette in their opening tournament game)

Observations

The Davidson series is the most played non-conference series in Duke history, with 106 meetings. Duke is 89-17 overall with 24 consecutive wins. The Blue Devils have lost just one of the 33 meetings against Davidson in Cameron Indoor Stadium and is 24-1 all-time against the Wildcats under Krzyzewski.

Duke has won an NCAA-best 101 consecutive non-conference home games, with its last loss coming against St. John’s on Feb. 26, 2000 (83-82).

Krzyzewski is 32-1 in home openers at Duke, with the only loss coming to Vanderbilt on Nov., 28, 1982, a 76-75 double overtime contest.

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