Duke is 31-2 in neutral site contests since the
start of the 2008-09 season. The Blue Devils have
won one NCAA Championship, three ACC titles
and three in-season tournaments in that span.
The Blue Devils have won 27 of their last 29 nonconference
contests. Duke is 55-6 in non-league
games since the start of the 2008-09 season.
Duke has won 32 consecutive games in
November, dating back to a 73-62 loss to
Marquette in the championship game of the 2006
The Blue Devils are 112-10 all-time
in the month of November under Coach K.
Duke is 100-28 all-time when ranked No. 6 in the
The Blue Devils have won seven straight
games when ranked sixth overall.
This season the Duke Blue Devils travel to the beautiful sunny skies of Lahaina, Hawaii for the 2011 Maui Invitational Tournament. Starting in 1985, the Maui Invitational Tournament is entering its 27th year today at 3 PM. This marks the 5th time that the Duke Blue Devils will take part in the prestigious in-season tournament.
Duke performance in the Maui Invitational has been historically impressive. All time, Duke is a perfect 13-0 as they have captured the Maui Championship trophy 4 times (92, 97, 01, 07) out of the 4 appearances they have had. In 2011, they plan to add to that perfection, as they look to go 15-0 with a 5th Maui Invitational Championship.
Entering the 2011-12 season, Duke has been on an absolute tear in NCAA in-season tournaments. Dating back to 2007, where Duke played here in Maui, they have no blemishes on their record in the most prestigious preseason tournaments in D1 college basketball: the CBE Classic, NIT Season Tip-Off, and the 2K Sports Classic.
2007 Maui Invitational Tournament: Duke entered the 2007 Maui Invitational Tournament along with LSU, Illinois, Marquette, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Princeton, and host school Chaminade. They were matched up in the quarterfinals against the Princeton Tigers and quite simply made it look easy on the first day. Behind the effort of then freshman forward, Kyle Singlers 21 points and 12 rebounds, Duke blew past Princeton 83-61.
With an opening round victory over Princeton, Duke advanced to meet the Illinois Fighting Illini in the semifinals. With the game simply never in doubt, Duke went on to a 79-66 victory behind 23 points from future NBA Draft lottery pick Gerald Henderson.