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2007-08 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #9
2007-08 record 28-6 (13-3 ACC)
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant coach Johnny Dawkins
Assistant coach Chris Collins
Assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium

The 2007–08 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represented Duke University. The Head Coach was Mike Krzyzewski, serving for his 28th year. The team played its home games in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The team finished with a 28-6 (13-3) record, while making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Senior DeMarcus Nelson was the sole senior and captain for the 2007-2008 squad, starting at shooting guard. Junior Greg Paulus (point guard), sophomores Gerald Henderson, Jr. (guard/forward) and Lance Thomas (forward), and freshman Kyle Singler (forward) rounded out the rest of the starting lineup. Jon Scheyer (shooting guard) served as the sixth man, playing significant minutes off the bench.


2007-08 Roster[]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Jordan Davidson 41 G 6-1 180 Junior Melbourne, Arkansas
Gerald Henderson, Jr. 15 G 6-4 210 Sophomore Merion, Pennsylvania
Steve Johnson 51 F 6-5 195 Sophomore Colorado Springs, Colorado
Taylor King 20 F 6-6 230 Freshman Huntington Beach, California
David McClure 14 F 6-6 200 Junior Ridgefield, Connecticut
DeMarcus Nelson(c) 21 G 6-4 200 Senior Elk Grove, California
Greg Paulus 3 G 6-1 185 Junior Syracuse, New York
Martynas Pocius 5 G/F 6-5 190 Junior Vilnius, Lithuania
Jon Scheyer 30 G 6-5 180 Sophomore Northbrook, Illinois
Kyle Singler 12 F 6-8 220 Freshman Medford, Oregon
Nolan Smith 2 G 6-2 180 Freshman Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Lance Thomas 42 F 6-8 220 Sophomore Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Brian Zoubek 55 C 7-1 260 Sophomore Haddonfield, New Jersey

2007-08 Schedule and results[]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
October 27, 2007* 7:00 Blue/White Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC

(Scrimmage)

Blue 69-White 64
November 1, 2007* 6:30 Shaw Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC

(Exhibition)

W 134-55
November 3, 2007* 5:00 Barton College Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC

(Exhibition)

W 105-44
November 9, 2007* 7:00 NCCU #13 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC W 121-56 1-0
November 12, 2007* 7:00 N.M. State #13 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN2 W 86-61 2-0
November 19, 2007* 9:00 vs. Princeton #13 Lahaina Civic Center • Lahaina, HI

(EA Sports Maui Invitational Tournament)

ESPN2 W 83-61 3-0
November 20, 2007* 9:00 vs. Illinois #13 Lahaina Civic Center • Lahaina, HI

(EA Sports Maui Invitational Tournament)

ESPN2 W 79-66 4-0
November 21, 2007* 10:00 vs. #11 Marquette #13 Lahaina Civic Center • Lahaina, HI

(EA Sports Maui Invitational Tournament)

ESPN W 77-73 5-0
November 25, 2007* 1:00 Eastern Kentucky #13 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC Fox Sports Net W 78-43 6-0
November 27, 2007* 9:00 #20 Wisconsin #7 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC

(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)

ESPN W 85-58 7-0
December 1, 2007* 12:00 @ Davidson #7 Charlotte Bobcats Arena • Charlotte, NC ESPNU W 79-73 8-0
December 8, 2007* 2:00 Michigan #6 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC CBS W 95-67 9-0
December 17, 2007* 7:00 Albany #6 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN2 W 117-70 10-0
December 20, 2007* 7:00 vs. #11 Pittsburgh #6 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY

(Aeropostale Classic)

ESPN L 64-65 OT 10-1
January 6, 2008* 5:30 Cornell #9 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC FSN W 81-67 11-1
January 9, 2008* 7:00 @ Temple #9 Liacouras Center • Philadelphia, PA ESPN W 74-64 12-1
January 13, 2008 8:00 Virginia #9 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC FSN W 87-65 13-1
January 16, 2008 7:00 @ Florida State #7 Tallahassee Civic Center • Tallahassee, FL ESPN W 70-57 14-1
January 19, 2008 6:00 #24 Clemson #7 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN W 93-80 15-1
January 24, 2008 7:00 Virginia Tech #4 Cassell Coliseum • Blacksburg, VA ESPN W 81-64 16-1
January 27, 2008 6:30 @ Maryland #4 Comcast Center • College Park, MD FSN W 93-84 17-1
January 31, 2008 9:00 NC State #3 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC Raycom/ESPN2 W 92-82 18-1
February 2, 2008 3:30 Miami #3 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ABC W 88-73 19-1
February 6, 2008 9:00 @ #3 North Carolina #2 Dean Smith Center • Chapel Hill, NC Raycom/ESPN W 89-78 20-1
February 9, 2008 1:00 Boston College #2 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC CBS W 90-80 21-1
February 13, 2008 7:00 Maryland #2 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN W 77-65 22-1
February 17, 2008 7:30 @ Wake Forest #2 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum • Winston-Salem, NC FSN L 73-86 22-2
February 20, 2008 9:00 @ Miami #4 BankUnited Center • Coral Gables, FL Raycom L 95-96 22-3
February 23, 2008* 4:00 St. John's #4 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC CBS W 86-56 23-3
February 27, 2008 9:00 Georgia Tech #6 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN W 71-58 24-3
March 1, 2008 12:00 @ NC State #6 RBC Center • Raleigh, NC CBS W 87-86 25-3
March 5, 2008 7:00 @ Virginia #5 John Paul Jones Arena • Charlottesville, VA ESPN W 86-70 26-3
March 8, 2008 9:00 #1 North Carolina #5 Cameron Indoor Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN L 68-76 26-4
March 14, 2008 7:00 vs. Georgia Tech #7 Charlotte Bobcats Arena • Charlotte, NC

(ACC Tournament Quarterfinals)

Raycom/ESPN2 W 82-70 27-4
March 15, 2008 4:00 vs. Clemson #7 Charlotte Bobcats Arena • Charlotte, NC

(ACC Tournament Semifinals)

Raycom/ESPN L 74-78 27-5
March 20, 2008* 7:10 vs. Belmont #9 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C.

(NCAA Tournament West Region First Round #2 vs #15)

CBS W 71-70 28-5
March 22, 2008* 2:10 vs. West Virginia #9 Verizon Center • Washington, D.C.

(NCAA Tournament West Region Second Round #2 vs #7)

CBS L 67-73 28-6
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll.

Standings[]

ACC [1] Conference Overall
W-L GB PCT W-L PCT
#1 North Carolina 14-2 - .875 36-3 .923
#9 Duke 13-3 1 .813 28-6 .824
#22 Clemson 10-6 4 .625 24-10 .706
Virginia Tech 9-7 5 .563 21-14 .600
Miami 8-8 6 .500 23-11 .676
Maryland 8-8 6 .500 19-15 .559
Georgia Tech 7-9 7 .438 15-17 .469
Wake Forest 7-9 7 .438 17-13 .567
Florida State 7-9 7 .438 19-15 .559
Virginia 5-11 9 .313 17-16 .515
Boston College 4-12 10 .250 14-17 .452
North Carolina State 4-12 10 .250 15-16 .484

Accomplishments[]

  • 15-1 record at home
  • Ranked as high as #2 in the AP poll
  • Began ACC with 10-0 record
  • 8-3 record vs. teams in the NCAA tournament field during the regular season
  • 4-2 record vs. ranked teams
  • ACC honors:
  • DeMarcus Nelson was first team All-ACC and ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Kyle Singler was third team All-ACC and ACC Rookie of the Year
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