No. 7 Duke looks to extend streak vs Wake Forest

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 Duke (23-4, 13-3) vs. Wake Forest (11-15, 4-12)Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 7 Duke looks for its 12th straight win in the head-to-head series over Wake Forest. Duke has won by an average of 15 points in its last 11 wins over the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest’s last win in the series came on March 5, 2014, an 82-72 win. February 24, 2020 No. 7 Duke looks to extend streak vs Wake Forest ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Associated Press FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Duke has relied heavily on its freshmen. Vernon Carey Jr., Cassius Stanley, Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore Jr. have combined to account for 55 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 62 percent of all Blue Devils points over the team’s last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Tre Jones has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Duke field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has 35 field goals and 26 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Wake Forest is 6-0 when it limits opposing offenses to 64 or fewer points, and 5-15 when opponents exceed 64 points. Duke is 21-0 when holding opponents to 75 points or fewer, and 2-4 on the year when teams score any more than 75.BEHIND THE ARC: Duke’s Stanley has attempted 70 3-pointers and connected on 37.1 percent of them, and is 5 for 7 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Duke offense has scored 82.6 points per game this season, ranking the Blue Devils third among Division I teams. The Wake Forest defense has allowed 72.7 points per game to opponents (ranked 240th overall).last_img read more

Riley Dixon named to All-ACC 1st team, Brisly Estime and Ron Thompson to 3rd

first_imgSyracuse punter Riley Dixon has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, SU announced Monday afternoon. He is the first player in the program’s three-year tenure in the conference to receive first-team honors.Dixon received 77 votes compared to 75 garnered by Wake Forest punter Alex Kinal, who was placed on the second team. Dixon averaged 43.7 yards per punt this season, with more than 43 percent of them downed inside the 20-yard line. He only tallied five touchbacks and logged a long of 64 yards and 18 punts that went at least 50. Dixon was one of 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award given to the nation’s top punter but didn’t make the list of three finalists.Wide receiver and return specialist Brisly Estime and defensive end Ron Thompson were named to the third team. Estime received the honors as a return specialist, ranking second in the country and first in the ACC with 18.1 yards per punt return. He was the first SU player since 1997 to return two punts for touchdowns in a season and ranked seventh nationally in combined kick return yards. Those two scores came in the season-opener against Rhode Island and on Oct. 31 against Florida State.Thomspon led the conference with four forced fumbles and recorded seven sacks. He led all Syracuse defensive linemen with 35 tackles and had six tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two pass breakups against No. 1 Clemson on Nov. 14.Syracuse’s season ended Saturday with a 20-17 win against Boston College. The Orange finished at 4-8 and 2-6 in the ACC. Scott Shafer was fired as head coach last Monday along with his assistants and the Orange is still looking for replacements.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more