Duke vs. Oregon State on Thanksgiving

Duke Basketball struggled in the first half against Bellarmine on Monday night as the veteran Knights used their high-profile offensive scheme to confuse the Blue Devils on defense and their defense filled lane and Duke turned on a perimeter shooting team. In the end, the Blue Devils prevailed in 8th place with a strong second half, beating their visitors 33-24 from 40% three-point shooting during the game.

On Thanksgiving afternoon, the level of competition rises a bit when Jon Scheyer’s team travels west to compete in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament in Portland, Oregon. Their opening game in the four-day event (Duke will play three games in this segment) is against the 3-1 Oregon State Beavers.

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Duke (4-1, 0-0 ACC) vs. Oregon State (3-1, 0-0 PAC-12)
Thursday 24 November 2022 • 3:00 p.m
Veterans Memorial Coliseum (12,888) • Portland, Oregon (Phil Knight Legacy)
TV/Streaming • ACC network WatchESPN
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The Blue Devils will be big favorites when they come into play ESPN’s FPI has them with a Probability 90.2% walk away with the win. KenPom.com similarly sees a strong opportunity for Duke to continue her winning streak. give them one 97% chance to start the PK85 with a win.

Kyle Filipowski has led the way for Duke in the early games of the season and the team in points (15.6), rebounds (10.4) and blocks (1.4) with a strong start to his collegiate career at just 25 minutes per game advanced. Junior captain Jeremy Roach is the runner-up on the team and leads the Blue Devils with 3.6 assists per game and 1.2 steals. Mark Mitchell is just behind Roach at 11.6 points per game, judging by his impressive three-point shooting (50%) and free-throw shooting (87.5%), both of which lead the team.

Here’s more from Duke Sports on what to expect at Thursday’s game.

  • After Thursday’s game, Duke will face either Florida or Xavier on Friday and Gonzaga, Portland State, Purdue or West Virginia on Sunday.
  • The Blue Devils ushered in the Jon Scheyer era with a priority on defense and rebounds, a national top-10 in rebounding and the second fewest points in the first five games of the season in the program’s modern era (since 1948-49).
  • As of November 22, Duke ranks 10th nationally in goal defense (53.2), third in rebound margin (+17.8), 9th in rebounding (45.2), and 5th nationally in offensive rebounds (16, 8th).
  • Duke opened the season with a double-digit rebound margin advantage in each of his first five games — which equals the program record for the longest such stretch (at any point in the season). It previously happened in 2017-18, 1998-98, 1962-63 and 1960-61.
  • Kyle Filipowski, the ACC rookie of the week for the first two weeks of the season, is Duke’s top scorer (15.6) and rebounder (10.4). After becoming the first Duke freshman ever to break into a career with three consecutive double-doubles, he enters the Phil Knight Legacy with consecutive games with 18 points and eight rebounds.


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