7:00 PM ET, January 28, 2009
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Everybody figured Wake Forest would ask star scorer Jeff Teague to take the shot that would knock off No. 1 Duke. That's why coach Dino Gaudio instead drew up a play for the player whose defensive lapse let the Blue Devils tie it.
Devils Feeling Blue
Winston-Salem has become a trouble spot for Duke. Since 2002-03, the Blue Devils have lost more road games against Wake Forest than any other school.
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• The Demon Deacons beat Duke for just the second time in their last seven games.
• The Blue Devils snapped a 20-game win streak in the month of January.
• The Demon Deacons were able to hold on besides leading by as much as 13 points late in the second half.
• The Blue Devils went 22-66 from the floor for a season-low 33.3 percent.
-- ESPN research
Duke does not do well against former No. 1 teams. Wednesday was the fourth time since the 1997-98 season that the top-ranked Blue Devils have lost to a previous No. 1 from the same season.
|Year||Lost to as No. 1||Defeated No. 1|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-66 (.333)||25-62 (.403)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-22 (.182)||2-10 (.200)|
|FT Made-Attempted||20-24 (.833)||18-27 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
Atlantic Coast Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#6 North Carolina||13-3||28-4|
|#4 Wake Forest||11-5||24-6|
|North Carolina State||6-10||16-14|
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