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2009–10 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
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National Champions
NIT Tip-Off Champions
ACC Regular Season Co-Champions
ACC Tournament Champions
NCAA, South Region Champions (#1 Seed)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
2009–10 record 35–5 (13–3 ACC)
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant coach Chris Collins
Assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski
Assistant coach Nate James
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »

Template:2009–10 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season

Scheyer

Jon Scheyer against Long Beach state

Duke vs. Iowa State United Center

Duke defeated Iowa State at the United Center in Chicago

The 2009–10 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, the Blue Devils won the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, claiming the school's fourth national title.

Duke led the ACC in scoring margin (+16.2), free throw percentage (.761), 3-point field goal percentage (.382), 3-point field goal defense (.278), 3-point field goals made (7.4 per game), rebounding margin (+6.5), and offensive rebound percentage (.410).[1]

All-American point guard Jon Scheyer was the team leader in points per game (18.2), assists (4.9), free throw percentage (.878), and steals per game (1.6), forward Kyle Singler led in 3-point field goal percentage (.399), center Brian Zoubek led in rebounds per game (7.6), and reserve forward Mason Plumlee led in blocks per game (.9).[2]

Individual-game season-highs were Scheyer in points (36), assists (11), and steals (5; twice), Singler in 3-point field goals (8), Zoubek in rebounds (17), and Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly in blocks (4).[3]

Scheyer , Singler, and Nolan Smith became the second trio in Duke history to each score at least 600 points in a season. In 2001–02, Jason Williams, Carlos Boozer, and Mike Dunleavy, Jr. first accomplished that feat for Duke.[4] Scheyer (728) and Singler (707) became second duo in Duke history to each score over 700 points in one season.[5] The other two players to each surpass 700 points in the same season were Jason Williams (841) and Shane Battier (778) on the 2001 national championship team.[5]

Coach K said:

I've said throughout the year they were good, then they were really good, then they were really good with great character. But I told them [after the championship game] before we said a prayer, that: 'You are a great team.'[6]

Duke University is looking to have a great season in 2010. Coach K has been keeping the thought of "repeat" of his talented group of players' head. The thought that he is planted into their heads is defense, and this will grow into the championship that they want at the end of the season. With the key attribution of Kyrie Irving, the Blue Devils have a talented but humble group of players.

Pre-seasonEdit

RecruitingEdit

Name Hometown High School / College Height Weight (lb) Commit date
Mason Plumlee
C
Warsaw, IN Christ School (NC) 6′11″ 220 2/27/08 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 98
Andre Dawkins
SG
Chesapeake, VA Atlantic Shores Christian School 6′5″ 196 6/26/08 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 95
Ryan Kelly
PF
Raleigh, NC Ravenscroft School 6′10″ 210 10/9/08 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 97
Overall Recruiting Rankings:
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100 point scale.
Sources:Template:Unbulleted list

RosterEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown High School
Seth Curry 3 G 6'1" 175 Sophomore Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Christian
Olek Czyz‡ 13 F 6'7" 240 Sophomore Reno, Nevada Reno
Jordan Davidson 41 G 6'1" 180 Graduate Student Melbourne, Arkansas Blair Academy (NJ)
Andre Dawkins 20 G 6'4" 190 Freshman Chesapeake, Virginia Atlantic Shores Christian
Steve Johnson 51 F 6'5" 210 Junior Colorado Springs, Colorado Cheyenne Mountain
Ryan Kelly 34 F 6'10" 220 Freshman Raleigh, North Carolina Ravenscroft
Casey Peters 53 G 6'4" 185 Junior Red Bank, New Jersey Red Bank Regional
Mason Plumlee 5 F 6'10" 230 Freshman Warsaw, Indiana Christ School (NC)
Miles Plumlee 21 F 6'10" 240 Sophomore Warsaw, Indiana Christ School (NC)
Jon Scheyer 30 G 6'5" 190 Senior Northbrook, Illinois Glenbrook North
Kyle Singler 12 F 6'8" 230 Junior Medford, Oregon South Medford
Nolan Smith 2 G 6'2" 185 Junior Upper Marlboro, Maryland Oak Hill Academy (VA)
Lance Thomas 42 F 6'8" 225 Senior Scotch Plains, New Jersey St. Benedict's Prep
Todd Zafirovski 52 F 6'8" 240 Freshman Lake Forest, Illinois Lake Forest Academy
Brian Zoubek 55 C 7'1" 260 Senior Haddonfield, New Jersey Haddonfield Memorial

† Curry transferred from Liberty University before the season and thus was ineligible to play during the 2009–10 season, per NCAA rules.

‡ Czyz transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno in mid-season.

RankingsEdit

Main article: 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball rankings
Ranking Movement
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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 9 9 7 6 8 7 7 7 5 8 7 8 10T 8 6 5 4 4 3 1
Coaches 8 8 7 5 8 7 7 7 5 7 6 7 9 7 6 5 4 4 3 1
Duke 2010 NCAA Champions scoreboard

2010 NCAA Champions

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
Fri, Oct 16 7:30 pm Blue-White Scrimmage Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC Cable 13   
Exhibition
Sat, Oct 24* 6:30 pm Pfeiffer Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC Cable 13 W 128–70 
Tue, Nov 3* 7:00 pm Findlay #9 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC Cable 13 W 84–48 
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 13* 7:00 pm UNC Greensboro #9 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC FSS W 96–62  1–0
Mon, Nov 16* 7:00 pm Coastal Carolina #9 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC
(NIT Tip-Off First Round)
ESPNU W 74–49  2–0
Tue, Nov 17* 6:00 pm UNC Charlotte #9 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC
(NIT Tip-Off Second Round)
ESPN2 W 101–59  3–0
Sat, Nov 21* 3:00 pm Radford #9 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 104–67  4–0
Wed, Nov 25* 7:00 pm vs. Arizona State #7 Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Tip-Off Semi-Final)
ESPN2 W 64–53  5–0
Fri, Nov 27* 5:00 pm vs. #13 Connecticut #7 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(NIT Tip-Off Final)
ESPN W 68–59  6–0
Wed, Dec 2* 9:15 pm Wisconsin #6 Kohl CenterMadison, WI
(ACC – Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN L 73–69  6–1
Sat, Dec 5* 3:30 pm St. John's #6 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN2 W 80–71  7–1
Tue, Dec 15* 7:00 pm Gardner–Webb #7 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN2 W 113–68  8–1
Sat, Dec 19* 4:00 pm vs. #15 Gonzaga #7 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY CBS W 76–41  9–1
Tue, Dec 29* 7:00 pm Long Beach State #7 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC FSS W 84–63  10–1
Thu, Dec 31* 6:00 pm Pennsylvania #7 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN2 W 114–55  11–1
Sun, Jan 3 7:45 pm #18 Clemson #7 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC FSN W 74–53  12–1 (1–0)
Wed, Jan 6* 10:00 pm vs. Iowa State #5 United CenterChicago, IL ESPN2 W 86–65  13–1
Sat, Jan 9 2:00 pm @ #20 Georgia Tech #5 Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA ESPN L 71–67  13–2 (1–1)
Wed, Jan 13 7:00 pm Boston College #8 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN W 79–59  14–2 (2–1)
Sun, Jan 17 8:00 pm Wake Forest #8 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC FSN W 90–70  15–2 (3–1)
Wed, Jan 20 9:00 pm NC State #7 RBC CenterRaleigh, NC Raycom L 88–74  15–3 (3–2)
Sat, Jan 23 9:00 pm @ #17 Clemson #7 Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPN W 60–47  16–3 (4–2)
Wed, Jan 27 9:00 pm Florida State #8 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN W 70–56  17–3 (5–2)
Sat, Jan 30* 1:00 pm @ #7 Georgetown #8 Verizon CenterWashington, DC CBS L 89–77  17–4
Thu, Feb 4 7:00 pm #21 Georgia Tech #10 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN2 W 86–67  18–4 (6–2)
Sat, Feb 6 2:00 pm Boston College #10 Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN W 66–63  19–4 (7–2)
Wed, Feb 10 9:00 pm North Carolina #8 Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC
(Carolina–Duke rivalry)
ESPN/Raycom W 64–54  20–4 (8–2)
Sat, Feb 13 1:00 pm Maryland #8 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC
(Duke–Maryland rivalry)
CBS W 77–56  21–4 (9–2)
Wed, Feb 17 7:00 pm Miami #6 BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL ESPN W 81–74  22–4 (10–2)
Sun, Feb 21 7:45 pm Virginia Tech #6 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC FSN W 67–55  23–4 (11–2)
Thu, Feb 25* 7:00 pm Tulsa #5 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN W 70–52  24–4
Sun, Feb 28 7:45 pm Virginia #5 John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA FSN W 67–49  25–4 (12–2)
Wed, Mar 3 9:00 pm @ #22 Maryland #4 Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD
(Duke–Maryland rivalry)
ESPN L 79–72  25–5 (12–3)
Sat, Mar 6 9:00 pm North Carolina #4 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC
(Carolina–Duke rivalry)
ESPN W 82–50  26–5 (13–3)
ACC Tournament
Fri, Mar 12 12:00 pm vs. Virginia #4 Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN/Raycom W 57–46  27–5
Sat, Mar 13 1:30 pm vs. Miami #4 Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(Semifinals)
ESPN/Raycom W 77–74  28–5
Sun, Mar 14 1:00 pm vs. Georgia Tech #4 Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(Final)
ESPN/Raycom W 65–61  29–5
NCAA Tournament
Fri, March 19* 7:25 PM vs. (#16 SR) Arkansas–Pine Bluff #3 (#1 SR) Jacksonville Veterans Memorial ArenaJacksonville, FL
(First round)
CBS W 73–44  30–5
Sun, March 21* 5:15 PM vs. (#8 SR) California #3 (#1 SR) Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena • Jacksonville, FL
(Second round)
CBS W 68–53  31–5
Fri, March 26* 9:57 PM vs. #10 (#4 SR) Purdue #3 (#1 SR) Reliant StadiumHouston, TX
(Sweet Sixteen)
CBS W 70–57  32–5
Sun, March 28* 5:05 PM vs. #19 (#3 SR) Baylor #3 (#1 SR) Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX
(Elite Eight)
CBS W 78–71  33–5
Sat, April 3* 8:47 PM vs. #6 (#2 ER) West Virginia #3 (#1 SR) Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN
(Final Four)
CBS W 78–57  34–5
Mon, April 5* 9:21 PM vs. #8 (#5 WR) Butler #3 (#1 SR) Lucas Oil Stadium • Indianapolis, IN
(National Championship Game)
CBS W 61–59  35–5
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP. All times are in Eastern Time. [7] SR=South Region, ER=East Region, WR=West Region.

AccomplishmentsEdit

  • 17-0 at home
  • 13-0 on neutral courts
  • NIT Season Tip-Off Champions
  • ACC Regular season Co-Champions
  • ACC Tournament Champions, two in a row and 9 out of the last 12
  • 15th consecutive NCAA tournament
  • NCAA Champions, fourth in school history
  • National Titles in three straight decades
  • Mike Krzyzewski ties Adolph Rupp of Kentucky for second most NCAA titles by a Division I head coach[8]
  • Played in national championship game 4 of the last 12 seasons
  • 15th Final Four appearance and 10th out of the last 23 years
  • 35 victories is tied for third most in Duke history
  • 65 victories the past two seasons, most in the NCAA

Team highsEdit

Individual season highsEdit

ACC season leadersEdit

  • Scheyer set the ACC all-time single-season record for minutes played (1,470).
  • Scheyer led the ACC in assist/turnover ratio (3.0; 2nd-best in Duke history), free throw percentage (.878; 7th-best in Duke history), and 3-point FGs made (2.8 per game).[9][10]

Individual honorsEdit

  • Jon Scheyer was a 2009–10 consensus All-American (Second Team), a Wooden and Lowe’s Senior First Team All-American, and was named to the Associated Press, USBWA, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and Sporting News All-America second teams
  • Scheyer was also an ACC All-Tournament First Team pick and an NCAA South All-Regional and All-Final Four Team selection, was named to the NABC and USBWA 2009–10 All-District teams, and was awarded the NABC Senior Achievement Award
  • Kyle Singler made the Sporting News All-America fifth team
  • Singler was voted as the Final Four Most Outstanding Player. Scheyer and Nolan Smith were named to the All-Final Four Team.
  • Scheyer (unanimous) and Singler were first team All-ACC
  • Nolan Smith was second team All-ACC
  • Lance Thomas named to ACC All-Defensive Team
  • Brian Zoubek and Ryan Kelly named to ACC All-Academic Team


NotesEdit

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