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Notes on Duke's 74-61 win over George Washington

Posted Saturday, March 18, 2006

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Greensboro, NC - Duke defeated George Washington 74-61 Saturday in the NCAA Tournament second round to advance to the Sweet 16 for an NCAA-best ninth consecutive season. The Blue Devils will face LSU in the Sweet 16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, March 23. LSU edged Texas A&M, 58-57, on Saturday.

  • Duke is appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the record 10th time (tied with North Carolina) as a No. 1 seed. Duke is 37-7 as the No. 1 seed, winning the National Championship as the top seed in 1992 and 2001.
  • Duke takes a 14-13 lead in the all-time series with George Washington, as the two teams met for just the second time in the last 50 years. In the only other match-up under Coach K, Duke defeated GW 103-73 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Dec. 6, 1995.
  • With its 74-61 victory over George Washington, Duke is...
    • 85-26 all-time in the NCAA Tournament
    • 68-18 under Coach K in the NCAA Tournament. Coach K’s win total is the highest in NCAA Tournament history while his winning percentage is the highest of any active coach.
    • Duke is 18-5 in NCAA Tournament second round action, winning each second-round match-up since 1997, the longest run of Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAA.
    • Duke is 6-0 as the No. 1 seed against the No. 8 seed.
    • Duke is 10-0 in the NCAA Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum
  • J.J. Redick & Shelden Williams have 116 career victories, tied for sixth in ACC and Duke history with Chris Carrawell, Thomas Hill, Brian Davis and Greg Koubek. Tied for fourth on both lists are Duke’s Nate James and Danny Ferry with 117 career wins.
  • Shelden Williams grabbed 14 rebounds against George Washington to become Duke’s all-time leading rebounder. Williams now has 1,249 career rebounds. Mike Gminski previously held the record with 1,242 boards.
  • J.J. Redick scored 20 points to lead the Blue Devils in scoring for the 30th time this season. He has reached double-figures in scoring in all 35 games thus far.
    • Redick recorded his Duke record 70th career 20-point game and his 28th this season against George Washington. The 28 games this season is tied for the most in Duke history (Dick Groat also had 28 such games in 1951). Redick has hit the 20-point plateau in five straight games and 22 of the last 24 games.
    • Redick ranks second in school history with 121 career double-figure scoring games. Associate coach Johnny Dawkins holds the record with 129. Additionally, Redick has reached double figures in all 35 games this season, an ACC-leading 37 straight and in 68 of the last 70 games dating back to his sophomore season.
    • Redick now has 2,758 career points as Duke’s and the ACC’s career scoring leader. That mark is 17th in NCAA history. Next on the list in 16th place is Tennessee’s Allan Houston with 2,801.
    • Redick now has 953 points this season, setting the Duke single-season scoring mark at the ACC Tournament last weekend. Redick is 17 points shy of matching the ACC record of 970 points set by Georgia Tech’s Dennis Scott in 1990.
    • Redick has now hit 136 three-pointers this season, the second most in ACC history. Additionally, the 136 triples is the 12th most in NCAA history. On the ACC chart, only Denis Scott had more with 137 in 1990.
  • Shelden Williams finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocked shots in 37 minutes against the Colonials.
    • Williams ranks 11th in Duke history with 101 career double-figure scoring games. In 10th place on the Duke chart is Jim Spanarkel, who had 103 such games. Williams has 33 games this season with at least 10 points and 17 consecutive in double-figure scoring efforts.
    • Williams has reached double-figures in rebounds 63 times, the second most in school history. Mike Gminski is Duke’s career leader with 67 games. Williams also has 21 double-figure rebounding games this season and has reached double-figures in 19 of Duke’s last 25 games.
    • Williams now has 58 career double-doubles. He has 20 this season and eight in the last 10 games. His 58 career double-doubles is tied for second at Duke. Randy Denton also had 58 double-doubles in his career. Mike Gminski holds the school record with 63 double-doubles.
    • Williams’ 1,249 career rebounds ranks sixth in ACC history. Tree Rollins (Clemson) is fifth on the ACC list with 1,311 boards.
    • Williams now has 418 career blocks as Duke’s all-time leader and fifth in ACC history. He blocked seven shots against George Washington to move past LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal and into 15th on the NCAA chart.
    • Williams now has a Duke record 134 blocks this season.
    • Williams now has 371 rebounds this season to move into the top five in Duke history. He jumped four spots on the list on Saturday passing Randy Denton (358 – 1969), Mike Gminski (359 – 1980), Christian Laettner (364 – 1990) and his own mark of 369 rebounds in 2005.
    • Williams now has 241 rebounds in his postseason career, second most at Duke behind Christian Laettner’s total of 248.
    • Williams now has 37 blocks in his NCAA Tournament career, second most at Duke behind Shane Battier (42).
  • Josh McRoberts registered his second double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in the win over George Washington.
    • McRoberts went 4-of-5 from the floor to improve his shooting percentage to 62.0 on the year. Christian Laettner holds the Duke freshman record with a 72.3 shooting percentage (115-of-159) in 1989.
  • Greg Paulus scored 10 points against George Washington for his 11th double-figure scoring game of the season. He also had a game-high six assists in 38 minutes of play.
  • Duke is now 189-27 as No. 1 team, including 165-22 under Coach K. Krzyzewski’s 187 games as No. 1 team in the AP poll is second most all-time to John Wooden (228).
  • Duke is 152-104 vs. ranked foes under Coach K, including a 65-25 mark since the 1997-98 season. Overall, Duke is 231-234 against ranked teams.
  • Duke improves to 159-34 outside of Cameron since 1997-98, including 87-14 on a neutral court and an 8-0 neutral court mark this season.
  • Duke now has 211 wins this decade 22 more than any other school (Illinois and Gonzaga had 188 through Thursday’s games)
  • In its 101st season of playing intercollegiate basketball, Duke now has an all-time record of 1,796-810, the fourth highest win total in the NCAA.
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Notes on Duke's 74-61 win over George Washington
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