2010–11 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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2010–11 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke text logo.svg
CBE Classic Champions
ACC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #3
2010–11 record 32–5 (13–3 ACC)
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant coach Chris Collins
Assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski
Assistant coach Nate James
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »
2010–11 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 North Carolina 14 2   .875     29 8   .784
#3 Duke 13 3   .813     32 5   .865
Florida State 11 5   .688     23 11   .676
Clemson 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Boston College 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
Virginia Tech 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Maryland 7 9   .438     19 14   .576
Virginia 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Miami (FL) 6 10   .375     21 15   .583
North Carolina State 5 11   .313     15 16   .484
Georgia Tech 5 11   .313     13 18   .419
Wake Forest 1 15   .063     8 24   .250
2011 ACC Tournament winner
As of March 27, 2011[1]; Rankings from AP Poll[2]

The 2010–11 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Returning as head coach was Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski. The team played its home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina and are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team finished the regular season with a record of 30–4, ranked #1 in the media polls a total of eleven weeks during the season. They also won the ACC Tournament, winning for the third consecutive year. As the #1 seed in the west region of the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, they defeated Hampton in the second round and Michigan in the third round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they were defeated by Arizona to finish the season 32–5.

Previous season[edit]

The team finished 2010 with a 35–5 record, becoming the ACC Regular Season Co-Champion, ACC Tournament Champion, and earning a #1 seed in the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Blue Devils beat Butler in the championship game 61–59 to win the fourth national championship in school history.

Pre-season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Josh Hairston
PF
Fredericksburg, VA Montrose Christian School (MD) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sep 13, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Kyrie Irving
PG
West Orange, NJ St. Patrick High School (NJ) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Oct 22, 2009 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Tyler Thornton
PG
Washington, DC Gonzaga College High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 13, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 8   Rivals: 10  ESPN: 6
  • 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]

2010–11 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 30 Curry, SethSeth Curry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Charlotte Christian Charlotte, NC
G 20 Dawkins, AndreAndre Dawkins 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Atlantic Shores Christian Chesapeake, VA
F 15 Hairston, JoshJosh Hairston 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Montrose Christian Fredericksburg, VA
G 1 Irving, KyrieKyrie Irving 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr St. Patrick (NJ) West Orange, NJ
F 34 Kelly, RyanRyan Kelly 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Ravenscroft Raleigh, NC
G 51 Mayer, DavidDavid Mayer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Riverside Durham, NC
G 53 Peters, CaseyCasey Peters 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Red Bank Regional Red Bank, NJ
F 5 Plumlee, MasonMason Plumlee 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Christ School Warsaw, IN
F 21 Plumlee, MilesMiles Plumlee 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Christ School Warsaw, IN
F 12 Singler, KyleKyle Singler 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr South Medford Medford, OR
F 2 Smith, NolanNolan Smith 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Oak Hill Academy (VA) Upper Marlboro, MD
G 3 Thornton, TylerTyler Thornton 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Gonzaga Washington, D.C.
F 52 Zafirovski, ToddTodd Zafirovski 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Lake Forest Academy Lake Forest, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Fri, Oct 15 Blue-White Scrimmage  7:30 pm  Cameron Indoor Stadium (N/A)
Exhibition
Sat, Oct 23* St. Augustine's W 141–68  Cameron Indoor Stadium (N/A)
Thu, Nov 4* #1 Cal Poly Pomona W 81–60  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Regular Season
Sun, Nov 14* #1 Princeton
(CBE Classic)
W 97–60  1–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Tue, Nov 16* #1 Miami (Ohio)
(CBE Classic)
W 79–45  2–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Fri, Nov 19* #1 Colgate W 110–58  3–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Mon, Nov 22* #1 vs. Marquette
(CBE Classic – Semifinals)
W 82–77  4–0 Sprint Center (N/A)
Tue, Nov 23* #1 vs. #4 Kansas State
(CBE Classic – Championship)
W 82–68  5–0 Sprint Center (18,696)
Sat, Nov 27* #1 vs. Oregon W 98–71  6–0 Rose Garden (12,914)
Wed, Dec 1* #1 #6 Michigan State
(ACC – Big Ten Challenge)
W 84–79  7–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Sat, Dec 4* #1 vs. Butler
(CARQUEST Auto Parts Classic)
W 82–70  8–0 Izod Center (14,215)
Wed, Dec 8* #1 Bradley W 83–48  9–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Sat, Dec 11* #1 Saint Louis W 84–47  10–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Mon, Dec 20* #1 Elon W 98–72  11–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Wed, Dec 29* #1 at UNC Greensboro W 108–62  12–0 Greensboro Coliseum (22,178)
Sun, Jan 2 #1 Miami (Florida) W 74–63  13–0 (1–0) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Wed, Jan 5* #1 UAB W 85–64  14–0 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Sun, Jan 9 #1 Maryland
(Duke–Maryland rivalry)
W 71–64  15–0 (2–0) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Wed, Jan 12 #1 at Florida State L 61–66  15–1 (2–1) Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100)
Sat, Jan 15 #1 Virginia W 76–60  16–1 (3–1) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Wed, Jan 19 #4 at NC State W 92–78  17–1 (4–1) RBC Center (19,387)
Sat, Jan 22 #4 at Wake Forest W 83–59  18–1 (5–1) LJVM Coliseum (14,107)
Thu, Jan 27 #3 Boston College W 84–68  19–1 (6–1) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Sun, Jan 30* #3 at St. John's L 78–93  19–2 Madison Square Garden (19,353)
Wed, Feb 2 #5 at Maryland
(Duke–Maryland rivalry)
W 80–62  20–2 (7–1) Comcast Center (17,950)
Sat, Feb 5 #5 NC State W 76–52  21–2 (8–1) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Wed, Feb 9 #5 #20 North Carolina
(Carolina–Duke rivalry)
W 79–73  22–2 (9–1) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Sun, Feb 13 #5 at Miami (Florida) W 81–71  23–2 (10–1) BankUnited Center (7,972)
Wed, Feb 16 #5 at Virginia W 56–41  24–2 (11–1) John Paul Jones Arena (14,149)
Sun, Feb 20 #5 Georgia Tech W 79–57  25–2 (12–1) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Wed, Feb 23* #1 #24 Temple W 78–61  26–2 Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Sat, Feb 26 #1 at Virginia Tech
(College GameDay)
L 60–64  26–3 (12–2) Cassell Coliseum (9,847)
Wed, Mar 2 #4 Clemson W 70–59  27–3 (13–2) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Sat, Mar 5 #4 at #13 North Carolina
(Carolina–Duke rivalry)
L 67–81  27–4 (13–3) Dean Smith Center (21,750)
ACC Tournament
Fri, Mar 11 #5 vs. Maryland
(Quarterfinals)
W 87–71  28–4 Greensboro Coliseum (23,381)
Sat, Mar 12 #5 vs. Virginia Tech
(Semifinals)
W 77–63  29–4 Greensboro Coliseum (23,381)
Sun, Mar 13 #5 vs. #6 North Carolina
(Championship Game)
W 75–58  30–4 Greensboro Coliseum (23,381)
NCAA Tournament
Fri, March 18* #3 (1) vs. (16) Hampton
(West Region Second Round)
W 87–45  31–4 Time Warner Cable Arena (16,829)
Sun, March 20* #3 (1) vs. (8) Michigan
(West Region Third Round)
W 73–71  32–4 Time Warner Cable Arena (18,329)
Thu, March 24* #3 (1) vs. #17 (5) Arizona
(West Regional Semifinal)
L 77–93  32–5 Honda Center (17,890)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.[4].

Game Notes – NCAA Tournament[edit]

Second Round: Hampton[edit]

Teams 1st 2nd Final
(16) HAMP 22 23 45
(1) DUKE 39 48 87

Duke opened the 2011 NCAA Tournament with a match up against #16 seed Hampton. Duke came out and took care of business with a commanding 39–22 lead going into halftime. As the game continued, Duke built a larger margin and easily took the first game of the tournament, beating Hampton 87–45. After Kyrie Irving suffered a toe injury in December and missed 26 games, he made his return against Hampton. After a slow start, Irving led the team in scoring with 14 points while playing 20 minutes.

Third Round: Michigan[edit]

Teams 1st 2nd Final
(8) MICH 33 38 71
(1) DUKE 37 36 73

Duke continued their 2011 NCAA Tournament bid with a Third Round match up with the Michigan Wolverines. Duke opened the game going back and forth with Michigan, going into halftime with a 38–33 lead. However, even after leading by 15 points midway through the second half, the Wolverines would not go away. Bringing the game down to the final seconds, it was Duke who prevailed behind Nolan Smith's 24 and beat Michigan 73–71 moving them on to the Sweet Sixteen in Anaheim. This victory also gave coach Mike Krzyzewski his 900th career victory, becoming only the fourth coach to accomplish this feat.

Regional Semifinal: Arizona[edit]

Teams 1st 2nd Final
(5) ARIZ 38 55 93
(1) DUKE 44 33 77

Duke played well in the first half and was up by 6 points at halftime. Arizona was only kept within range by a stellar performance by Wildcats forward Derrick Williams, who scored 25 of his 32 points in the first half. In the second half, Williams' teammates came alive as Arizona went on a 19–2 run from which Duke was unable to recover.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend:      Improvement in ranking.      Decrease in ranking.      Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 5 5 5 1 4T 5 3
Coaches 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 3 5 5 5 1 4 5 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACC Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "[2]" www.goduke.com Retrieved on October 4, 2010.