Duke (7-1) welcomes Maine (2-5) Saturday for the last of the Blue Devils’ four-game home stretch. They’re coming off a win over Michigan State for an NCAA-best 130 straight nonconference home victories dating back to 2000. Duke has won 261 of its last 264 nonconference home games.
1. Maine will take a stand against HB2
In support of the American East Conference, Maine players will wear black and rainbow-themed shirts during warmups of Saturday’s game, according to USA Today. It will be done in coordination with You Can Play, a social activism organization whose mission is to stop homophobia and transphobia in sports.
House Bill 2, known as HB2, requires transgender people to use restrooms in government buildings, school and public universities that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has said the bill is embarrassing.
2. Grayson Allen may get some rest
The junior guard leads the ACC with 23 20-point career games, including the latest over MSU, which he did without practicing because of his foot.
3. We may certainly see more than six players
This should be a game where players deeper on the bench -- past sixth man Chase Jeter -- could see some action.
Maine at Duke
When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham