2005–06 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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2005–06 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke text logo.svg
ACC Tournament Champions, ACC Regular Season Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
2005–06 record 32–4 (14–2 ACC)
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant coach Johnny Dawkins
Assistant coach Chris Collins
Assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
« 2004–05 2006–07 »
2005–06 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Duke 14 2   .875     32 4   .889
#10 North Carolina 12 4   .750     23 8   .742
#7 Boston College 11 5   .688     28 8   .778
North Carolina State 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Florida State 9 7   .563     20 10   .667
Maryland 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
Virginia 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
Miami (FL) 7 9   .438     18 16   .529
Clemson 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
Virginia Tech 4 12   .250     14 16   .467
Georgia Tech 4 12   .250     11 17   .393
Wake Forest 3 13   .188     17 17   .500
† ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005–06 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University. The head coach was Mike Krzyzewski. The team played its home games in the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Eric Boateng
C
London, England St. Andrews School (DE) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Aug 25, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Jamal Boykin
PF
Los Angeles, California Fairfax North High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Jul 31, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Josh McRoberts
PF
Carmel, Indiana Carmel High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Sep 16, 2003 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Greg Paulus
PG
Syracuse, New York Christian Brothers High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sep 2, 2003 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Martynas Pocius
SG
Vilnius, Lithuania Holderness School (NH) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 26, 2004 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 2   Rivals: 2  ESPN: N/A
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Eric Boateng 45 C 6–10 255 Freshman London, England
Jamal Boykin 34 F 6–7 230 Freshman Los Angeles, California
Jordan Davidson 12 G 6–1 180 Freshman Melbourne, Arkansas
Patrick Davidson 41 G 6–0 190 Junior Melbourne, Arkansas
Sean Dockery 15 G 6–2 185 Senior Chicago, Illinois
Patrick Johnson 51 F 6–9 250 Senior Atlanta, Georgia
David McClure 14 F 6–6 205 Sophomore Ridgefield, Connecticut
Josh McRoberts 2 F 6–10 230 Freshman Carmel, Indiana
Lee Melchionni 13 F 6–6 205 Senior Lancaster, Pennsylvania
DeMarcus Nelson 21 G 6–3 195 Sophomore Elk Grove, California
Joe Pagliuca 30 G 6–2 185 Junior Weston, Massachusetts
Greg Paulus 3 G 6–1 185 Freshman Syracuse, New York
Ross Perkins 40 G 6–4 200 Senior Greensboro, North Carolina
Martynas Pocius 5 G 6–4 185 Freshman Vilnius, Lithuania
J. J. Redick 4 G 6–4 190 Senior Roanoke, Virginia
Shelden Williams 23 F 6–9 250 Senior Forest Park, Oklahoma

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
November 14, 2005* #1 Boston University W 64-47  1–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
November 16, 2005* #1 Seton Hall W 93-40  2–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
November 19, 2005* #1 Davidson W 84-55  3–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
November 23, 2005* #1 vs. Drexel W 78-68  4–0 Madison Square Garden (9,766)
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
November 25, 2005* #1 vs. #11 Memphis W 70-67  5-0 Madison Square Garden (12,129)
November 30, 2005* #1 at #17 Indiana W 75-67  6-0 Assembly Hall (17,343)
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
December 4, 2005 #1 Virginia Tech W 77-75  7-0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
December 7, 2005* #1 Penn W 72-59  8-0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
December 10, 2005* #1 vs. #2 Texas W 97-66  9-0 Continental Airlines Arena (19,579)
December 18, 2005* #1 Valparaiso W 104-77  10-0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
December 21, 2005* #1 St. John's W 70-57  11–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
December 31, 2005* #1 at UNC Greensboro W 102-69  12-0 Greensboro Coliseum (21,124)
January 2, 2006* #1 Bucknell W 84-50  13-0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
January 8, 2006 #1 at #23 Wake Forest W 82-64  14-0 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (14,665)
January 11, 2006 #1 #23 Maryland W 76-52  15-0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
January 14, 2006 #1 at Clemson W 87-77  16-0 Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
January 18, 2006 #1 #14 NC State W 81-68  17-0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
January 21, 2006* #1 at Georgetown L 84-87  17-1 Verizon Center (20,035)
January 26, 2006 #2 at Virginia Tech W 80-67  18-1 Cassell Coliseum (9,847)
January 28, 2006 #2 Virginia W 82-63  19-1 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
February 1, 2006 #2 at #15 Boston College W 83-81  20-1 Conte Forum (8,606)
February 4, 2006 #2 Florida State W 97-96 OT 21-1 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
February 7, 2006 #2 at #23 North Carolina W 87-83  22-1 Dean Smith Center (21,750)
February 11, 2006 #2 at Maryland W 96-88  23-1 Comcast Center (17,950)
February 14, 2006 #2 Wake Forest W 93-70  24-1 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
February 19, 2006 #2 Miami W 92-71  25-1 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
February 22, 2006 #1 at Georgia Tech W 73-66  26-1 Alexander Memorial Coliseum (9,191)
February 25, 2006* #1 at Temple W 74-66  27-1 Wachovia Center (20,313)
March 1, 2006 #1 at Florida State L 74-79  27-2 Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100)
March 4, 2006 #1 #13 North Carolina L 76-83  27-3 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
March 10, 2006 #3 vs. Miami (FL) W 80-76  28-3 Greensboro Coliseum (23,745)
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinals)
March 11, 2006 #3 vs. Wake Forest W 78-66  29-3 Greensboro Coliseum (23,745)
(ACC Tournament Semifinals)
March 12, 2006 #3 vs. #11 Boston College W 78-76  30-3 Greensboro Coliseum (23,745)
(ACC Tournament Championship Game)
March 16, 2006 #1 (1) vs. #(16) Southern W 70-56  31-3 Greensboro Coliseum (22,642)
(NCAA Tournament Atlanta Region First Round #1 vs #16)
March 18, 2006 #1 (1) vs. #14 (8) George Washington W 74-61  32-3 Greensboro Coliseum (22,642)
(NCAA Tournament Atlanta Region Second Round #1 vs #8)
March 23, 2006 #1 (1) vs. #19 (4) LSU L 54-62  32-4 Georgia Dome (27,130)
(NCAA Tournament Atlanta Region Semifinals #1 vs #4)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Regular season[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

February 7, 2006
9 p.m.
Duke 87, North Carolina 83
Scoring by half: 40–35, 47–48
Pts: J.J. Redick 35
Rebs: Shelden Williams 9
Asts: Greg Paulus 7
Pts: Reyshawn Terry 17
Rebs: David Noel, Tyler Hansbrough, Danny Green 9
Asts: David Noel 5
Carolina-Duke rivalry
Smith Center
Attendance: 21,750
Referees: Jamie Luckie, Jim Burr, Tim Higgins

Wake Forest[edit]

J.J. Redick set the NCAA record for career three-pointers made.[1]

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • South
    • Duke 70, Southern 54
    • Duke 74, George Washington 61
    • Louisiana State 62, Duke 54

[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

The March 2006 game vs. UNC was the most watched college basketball game in ESPN history.

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 5 Shelden Williams Atlanta Hawks
1 11 J.J. Redick Orlando Magic

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