2014–15 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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2014–15 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke text logo.svg
National Champions
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #4
2014–15 record 35–4 (15–3 ACC)
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski (35th year)
Assistant coach Jeff Capel
Nate James
Jon Scheyer
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
« 2013–14 2015–16 »
2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 4   .882
#4 Duke 15 3   .833     35 4   .897
#8 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
#17 Louisville 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
#15 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 12   .684
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     25 12   .676
NC State 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Syracuse 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Clemson 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Florida State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Pittsburgh 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Boston College 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Georgia Tech 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     11 22   .333
2015 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Returning as head coach was Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski. The team plays its home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

By beating Michigan State 81-61 in the Final Four in Indianapolis, the Blue Devils earned a spot in the National Championship game. There the Blue Devils defeated Wisconsin 68–63 to win the NCAA championship.[1] It was Duke and Krzyzewksi's 5th national title. Tyus Jones was the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Jones is one of only five freshmen to have ever been honored with this award.[2]

Off season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Andre Dawkins 34 SG 6'5" 215 Senior (Redshirt) Chesapeake, Virginia Graduated
Todd Zafirovski 52 PF 6'9" 245 Senior (Redshirt) Lake Forest, Illinois Graduated
Josh Hairston 15 PF 6'8" 235 Senior Fredericksburg, Virginia Graduated
Tyler Thornton 3 PG 6'2" 190 Senior Washington, D.C. Graduated
Rodney Hood 5 SF 6'8" 215 Sophomore (Redshirt) Meridian, Mississippi Declared for 2014 NBA Draft
Jabari Parker 1 F 6'8" 235 Freshman Chicago, Illinois Declared for the 2014 NBA Draft
Semi Ojeleye 34 SF 6'8" 230 Sophomore Ottawa, Kansas Transferred to SMU[3]
Rasheed Sulaimon 14 SG 6'5" 195 Junior Houston, Texas Dismissed from team.[4]

Class of 2014 signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Grayson Allen
SG
Jacksonville, FL Providence School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 24, 2013 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Jahlil Okafor
C
Chicago, IL Whitney Young HS 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Nov 15, 2013 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Tyus Jones
PG
Apple Valley, MN Apple Valley HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 15, 2013 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Justise Winslow
SF
Houston, TX St. John's HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 21, 2013 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #1   Rivals: #1  ESPN: #1
  • 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]

2014–15 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
PG 2 Cook, QuinnQuinn Cook (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Oak Hill Academy Bowie, Maryland
SG 3 Allen, GraysonGrayson Allen 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Providence School Jacksonville, Florida
PG 5 Jones, TyusTyus Jones 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Apple Valley HS Apple Valley, Minnesota
SF 12 Winslow, JustiseJustise Winslow 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr St. John's HS Houston, Texas
SG 13 Jones, MattMatt Jones 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So DeSoto HS DeSoto, Texas
C 15 Okafor, JahlilJahlil Okafor 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Fr Whitney Young HS Chicago, Illinois
PF 21 Jefferson, AmileAmile Jefferson (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Friends Central School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PF 34 Obi, SeanSean Obi Current redshirt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 270 lb (122 kg) So Greens Farms Academy Kaduna, Nigeria
C 40 Plumlee, MarshallMarshall Plumlee 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) RS Jr Christ School Warsaw, Indiana
C 42 Kelly, SeanSean Kelly (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Ravenscroft School Raleigh, North Carolina
G 45 Pagliuca, NickNick Pagliuca (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Milton Academy Weston, Massachusetts
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 02/01/2015

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
Exhibition
November 4* #4 Livingstone W 115–58   19 - Winslow   8 - Tied   11 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Nov 8* #4 Central Missouri W 87–47   17 - Winslow   9 - Okafor   6 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Regular season
Nov 14* #4 Presbyterian
(Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
W 113–44  1–0  19 - Okafor   10 - Jefferson   7 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Nov 15* #4 Fairfield
(Coaches vs. Cancer Classic)
W 109–59  2–0  18 - Winslow   9 - Tied   5 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Nov 18* #4 vs. #19 Michigan State
(Champions Classic)
W 81–71  3–0  19 - Cook   6 - Winslow   6 - Cook  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (19,306)
Nov 21* #4 vs. Temple
(Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals)
W 74–54  4–0  17 - Cook   8 - Tied   7 - T. Jones  Barclays Center (10,135)
Nov 22* #4 vs. Stanford
(Coaches vs. Cancer Classic championship)
W 70–59  5–0  18 - Cook   12 - Okafor   5 - Cook  Barclays Center (10,046)
Nov 26* #4 Furman W 93–54  6–0  24 - Okafor   12 - Jefferson   7 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Nov 30* #4 Army W 93–73  7–0  21 - Okafor   12 - Jefferson   10 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Dec 3* #4 at #2 Wisconsin
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
W 80–70  8–0  22 - T. Jones   6 - Tied   4 - T. Jones  Kohl Center (17,279)
Dec 15* #2 Elon W 75–62  9–0  25 - Okafor   20 - Okafor   4 - Tied  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Dec 18* #2 vs. Connecticut
(Izod Center Showcase)
W 66–56  10–0  21 - T. Jones   13 - Jefferson   3 - T. Jones  Izod Center (16,541)
Dec 29* #2 Toledo W 86–69  11–0  27 - Okafor   8 - Tied   8 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Dec 31* #2 Wofford W 84–55  12–0  24 - Okafor   8 - Okafor   5 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Jan 3 #2 Boston College W 85–62  13–0 (1–0)  28 - Okafor   8 - Okafor   4 - Winslow  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Jan 7 #2 at Wake Forest W 73–65  14–0 (2–0)  20 - Winslow   11 - Okafor   4 - T. Jones  LJVM Coliseum (12,651)
Jan 11 #2 at NC State L 75–87  14–1 (2–1)  23 - Okafor   12 - Okafor   4 - T. Jones  PNC Arena (19,500)
Jan 13 #4 Miami (FL) L 74–90  14–2 (2–2)  18 - Cook   15 - Okafor   4 - Cook  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Jan 17 #4 at #6 Louisville W 63–52  15–2 (3–2)  19 - Jefferson   7 - Tied   8 - T. Jones  KFC Yum! Center (22,791)
Jan 19 #5 Pittsburgh W 79–65  16–2 (4–2)  22 - T. Jones   10 - Cook   5 - Okafor  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Jan 25* #5 at St. John's W 77–68  17–2  22 - T. Jones   10 - Okafor   6 - T. Jones  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
Jan 28 #4 at #8 Notre Dame L 73–77  17–3 (4–3)  22 - Okafor   17 - Okafor   4 - M. Jones  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
Jan 31 #4 at #2 Virginia W 69–63  18–3 (5–3)  17 - T. Jones   11 - Winslow   3 - Tied  John Paul Jones Arena (14,593)
Feb 4 #4 Georgia Tech W 72–66  19–3 (6–3)  17 - Cook   10 - Winslow   5 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Feb 7 #4 #10 Notre Dame W 90–60  20–3 (7–3)  20 - Okafor   11 - Winslow   7 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Feb 9 #4 at Florida State W 73–70  21–3 (8–3)  26 - Cook   6 - Jones   12 - Jones  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (11,498)
Feb 14 #4 at Syracuse W 80–72  22–3 (9–3)  23 - Okafor   13 - Okafor   6 - T. Jones  Carrier Dome (35,446)
Feb 18 #4 #15 North Carolina
(Rivalry)
W 92–90 OT 23–3 (10–3)  22 - Tied   13 - Okafor   7 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Feb 21 #4 Clemson W 78–56  24–3 (11–3)  27 - Cook   13 - Winslow   9 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Feb 25 #4 at Virginia Tech W 91–86 OT 25–3 (12–3)  30 - Okafor   9 - Okafor   9 - T. Jones  Cassell Coliseum (5,346)
Feb 28 #4 Syracuse W 73–54  26–3 (13–3)  23 - Winslow   14 - Okafor   6 - T. Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Mar 4 #3 Wake Forest W 94–51  27–3 (14–3)  27 - Allen   6 - Winslow   7 - Winslow  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Mar 7 #3 at #19 North Carolina
(Rivalry)
W 84–77  28–3 (15–3)  24 - Jones   6 - Tied   7 - Jones  Dean Smith Center (21,750)
ACC Tournament
Mar 12 #2 vs. NC State
(Quarterfinals)
W 77–53  29–3  15 - Cook   6 - Winslow   8 - Jones  Greensboro Coliseum (22,026)
Mar 13 #2 vs. #11 Notre Dame
(Semifinals)
L 64–74  29–4  28 - Okafor   11 - Winslow   5 - Jones  Greensboro Coliseum (22,026)
NCAA Tournament
Mar 20* #4 (1 S) vs. (16 S) Robert Morris
(Second round)
W 85–56  30–4  22 - Cook   11 - Winslow   7 - Tied  Time Warner Cable Arena (16,945)
Mar 22* #4 (1 S) vs. (8 S) San Diego State
(Third round)
W 68–49  31–4  26 - Okafor   12 - Winslow   6 - T. Jones  Time Warner Cable Arena (18,482)
Mar 27* #4 (1 S) vs. #19 (5 S) Utah
(Sweet Sixteen)
W 63–57  32–4  21 - Winslow   10 - Winslow   3 - Jones  NRG Stadium (21,168)
Mar 29* #4 (1 S) vs. #7 (2 S) Gonzaga
(Elite Eight)
W 66–52  33–4  16 - Tied   8 - Okafor   6 - Jones  NRG Stadium (20,744)
Apr 4* #4 (1 S) vs. #23 (7 E) Michigan State
(Final Four)
W 81–61  34–4  19 - Winslow   9 - Winslow   4 - Jones  Lucas Oil Stadium (72,238)
Apr 6* #4 (1 S) vs. #3 (1 W) Wisconsin
(Championship)
W 68–63  35–4  23 - T. Jones   9 - Winslow   2 - Tied  Lucas Oil Stadium (71,149)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South, E=East.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre 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 Post Final
AP 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 4 *N/A
Coaches 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 6 4 5 5 5 5 3 2 5 1

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

References[edit]