Duke vs. North Carolina State: Full Game Preview

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Duke vs. North Carolina State: Full Game Preview
(20) Duke
(15-0, 2-0 away)
(20) NC State
(13-2, 9-1 home)
Venue: PNC Arena
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Duke S Curry 16.4 M Plumlee 12.0 Q Cook 6.2
NC State C Leslie 16.2 R Howell 10.4 L Brown 7.1

In their last outing, behind 21 points and 5 rebounds from Lorenzo Brown, the Wolfpack defeated Georgia Tech 83-70 on January 9th. He contributes a team-high 7.1 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game. For the Blue Devils, Quinn Cook finished with 27 points and 5 rebounds in the 68-40 blowout of Clemson on January 8th. With 6.2 assists per game and 1.8 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Areas of strength for Duke include: turnover percentage at 16.1 and effective field goal percentage at 54.5.

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  • NC State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Duke ($28,218 vs $53,157).
  • Lorenzo Brown is ranked 15th nationally in assists and 16th nationally in steals.
  • Scott Wood is ranked 1st in the ACC in three-pointers.
  • The NC State three-point leader (Scott Wood) has more three-pointers than the Duke three-point leader (Seth Curry).
  • C.J. Leslie is ranked 3rd in the ACC in points and 7th in the ACC in rebounds.
  • Richard Howell is ranked 23rd nationally in rebounds.
  • At least you keep showing up. NC State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Duke in 22 wins since 1980.
  • NC State is a better shooting team (53.5% vs 48.4%) than Duke this season.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. NC State has come back to win after being down at half against Duke 3 times since 1996.
DUKE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Mason Plumlee 34 18 11 2 1 2 3
A- Ryan Kelly 28 13 5 1 1 2 1
A- Quinn Cook 33 12 4 6 2 0 2
B+ Seth Curry 30 16 2 1 1 0 1
B+ R. Sulaimon 30 11 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Tyler Thornton 22 4 2 3 2 0 1
C Amile Jefferson 9 4 2 0 0 0 1
C Josh Hairston 12 2 2 0 0 0 1
C- Alex Murphy 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Todd Zafirovski 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Plumlee 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
NCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Richard Howell 29 13 10 2 1 1 1
A- C.J. Leslie 32 16 7 1 1 1 3
A- Lorenzo Brown 34 13 4 7 2 1 3
B+ T.J. Warren 26 12 4 1 1 1 1
B Scott Wood 32 12 3 1 0 1 1
B Rodney Purvis 29 10 3 2 1 0 2
C- Tyler Lewis 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Thomas de Thaey 9 5 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Staats Battle 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Jay Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jevoni Robinson 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Vandenberg 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Chase Cannon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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