2010–11 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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.

2010–11 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke Athletics logo.svg
CBE Classic champions
ACC Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 3
2010–11 record32–5 (13–3 ACC)
Head coachMike Krzyzewski (31st
Assistant coachNate James
Home arenaCameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
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
NC 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]

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

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-seasonEdit

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/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:

  • "Duke Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com.
  • "2010 Duke Basketball Commits". Scout.com.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

RosterEdit

2011–12 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 3 Tyler Thornton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Gonzaga Washington, D.C.
F 5 Mason Plumlee 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Christ School Warsaw, IN
F 15 Josh Hairston 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Montrose Christian Fredericksburg, VA
G 34 Andre Dawkins 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Atlantic Shores Christian Chesapeake, VA
F 21 Miles Plumlee 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Christ School Warsaw, IN
G 30 Seth Curry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Charlotte Christian Charlotte, NC
F 34 Ryan Kelly 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Ravenscroft Raleigh, NC
F 52 Todd Zafirovski 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Lake Forest Academy Lake Forest, IL
G 2 Nolan Smith 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Oak Hill Academy Upper Marlboro, MD
F 12 Kyle Singler 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr South Medford Medford, OR
G 1 Kyrie Irving 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Montclair Kimberley Academy West Orange, NJ
G 53 Casey Peters 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Red Bank Regional Red Bank, NJ
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Fri, Oct 15
7:30 pm
Blue-White Scrimmage   
Cameron Indoor Stadium (N/A)
Durham, NC
Exhibition
Sat, Oct 23*
7:00 pm
St. Augustine's W 141–68 
Cameron Indoor Stadium (N/A)
Durham, NC
Thu, Nov 4*
7:00 pm
No. 1 Cal Poly Pomona W 81–60 
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Regular Season
Sun, Nov 14*
5:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 1 Princeton
CBE Classic
W 97–60  1–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Tue, Nov 16*
7:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 1 Miami (Ohio)
CBE Classic
W 79–45  2–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Fri, Nov 19*
8:30 pm, ESPN3.com
No. 1 Colgate W 110–58  3–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Mon, Nov 22*
7:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 1 vs. Marquette
CBE Classic – Semifinals
W 82–77  4–0
Sprint Center (N/A)
Kansas City, MO
Tue, Nov 23*
10:15 pm, ESPN
No. 1 vs. No. 4 Kansas State
CBE Classic – Championship
W 82–68  5–0
Sprint Center (18,696)
Kansas City, MO
Sat, Nov 27*
4:00 pm, FSN
No. 1 vs. Oregon W 98–71  6–0
Rose Garden (12,914)
Portland, OR
Wed, Dec 1*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 1 No. 6 Michigan State
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
W 84–79  7–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Sat, Dec 4*
3:15 pm, ESPN
No. 1 vs. Butler
CARQUEST Auto Parts Classic
W 82–70  8–0
Izod Center (14,215)
East Rutherford, NJ
Wed, Dec 8*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 1 Bradley W 83–48  9–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Sat, Dec 11*
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 1 Saint Louis W 84–47  10–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Mon, Dec 20*
7:00 pm, FSS
No. 1 Elon W 98–72  11–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Wed, Dec 29*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 1 at UNC Greensboro W 108–62  12–0
Greensboro Coliseum (22,178)
Greensboro, NC
Sun, Jan 2
7:45 pm, FSN
No. 1 Miami (Florida) W 74–63  13–0 (1–0)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Wed, Jan 5*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 1 UAB W 85–64  14–0
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Sun, Jan 9
8:00 pm, FSN
No. 1 Maryland
Duke–Maryland rivalry
W 71–64  15–0 (2–0)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Wed, Jan 12
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 at Florida State L 61–66  15–1 (2–1)
Donald L. Tucker Center (12,100)
Tallahassee, FL
Sat, Jan 15
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 Virginia W 76–60  16–1 (3–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Wed, Jan 19
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 at NC State W 92–78  17–1 (4–1)
RBC Center (19,387)
Raleigh, NC
Sat, Jan 22
4:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 at Wake Forest W 83–59  18–1 (5–1)
LJVM Coliseum (14,107)
Winston-Salem, NC
Thu, Jan 27
8:00 pm, Raycom
No. 3 Boston College W 84–68  19–1 (6–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Sun, Jan 30*
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 3 at St. John's L 78–93  19–2
Madison Square Garden (19,353)
New York, NY
Wed, Feb 2
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 at Maryland
Duke–Maryland rivalry
W 80–62  20–2 (7–1)
Comcast Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
Sat, Feb 5
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 NC State W 76–52  21–2 (8–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Wed, Feb 9
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 No. 20 North Carolina
Carolina–Duke rivalry
W 79–73  22–2 (9–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Sun, Feb 13
6:45 pm, FSN
No. 5 at Miami (Florida) W 81–71  23–2 (10–1)
BankUnited Center (7,972)
Coral Gables, FL
Wed, Feb 16
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 at Virginia W 56–41  24–2 (11–1)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,149)
Charlottesville, VA
Sun, Feb 20
7:45 pm, FSN
No. 5 Georgia Tech W 79–57  25–2 (12–1)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Wed, Feb 23*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 1 No. 24 Temple W 78–61  26–2
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Sat, Feb 26
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 at Virginia Tech
College GameDay
L 60–64  26–3 (12–2)
Cassell Coliseum (9,847)
Blacksburg, VA
Wed, Mar 2
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 Clemson W 70–59  27–3 (13–2)
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Sat, Mar 5
8:00 pm, CBS
No. 4 at No. 13 North Carolina
Carolina–Duke rivalry
L 67–81  27–4 (13–3)
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
ACC Tournament
Fri, Mar 11
7:00 pm, ESPN2/
Raycom
No. 5 vs. Maryland
Quarterfinals
W 87–71  28–4
Greensboro Coliseum (23,381)
Greensboro, NC
Sat, Mar 12
3:00 pm, ESPN/
Raycom
No. 5 vs. Virginia Tech
Semifinals
W 77–63  29–4
Greensboro Coliseum (23,381)
Greensboro, NC
Sun, Mar 13
1:00 pm, ESPN/
Raycom
No. 5 vs. No. 6 North Carolina
Championship Game
W 75–58  30–4
Greensboro Coliseum (23,381)
Greensboro, NC
NCAA Tournament
Fri, March 18*
3:10 pm, truTV
No. 3 (1) vs. (16) Hampton
West Region Second Round
W 87–45  31–4
Time Warner Cable Arena (16,829)
Charlotte, NC
Sun, March 20*
2:45 pm, CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. (8) Michigan
West Region Third Round
W 73–71  32–4
Time Warner Cable Arena (18,329)
Charlotte, NC
Thu, March 24*
9:45 pm, CBS
No. 3 (1) vs. No. 17 (5) Arizona
West Regional Semifinal
L 77–93  32–5
Honda Center (17,890)
Anaheim, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.[3].

Game Notes – NCAA TournamentEdit

Second Round: HamptonEdit

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: MichiganEdit

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: ArizonaEdit

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.

RankingsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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