DURHAM, N.C. (Sporting Alert) — After an almost two-week break, No. 2 Duke will return from to the courts on Monday when they play against Elon at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The game will be streamed live on the WatchESPN App as well as live coverage on ESPNU. Game time on Monday is at 7:00 pm ET.
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No. 2 Duke (8-0) vs. Elon (5-4)
Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Durham, N.C. – Cameron Indoor Stadium
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Duke (8-0), which remained the second ranked team in the country in the latest AP poll, will play for the first time since beating then-No. 2 Wisconsin, 80-70 on the road on Dec. 3.
The Blue Devils enter the contest with the country’s longest home win streak at 37 and Mike Krzyzewski’s team is a heavy favourite to extend that streak to 38 games in preparation for Thursday’s game against defending champion Connecticut at IZOD Center.
A victory on Monday night over Elon will also see Duke improving to 114 against non-conference teams at home, while pushing their overall record to 9-0 and start a season with nine straight wins for the 22nd time in the program’s history.
Elon (5-4) in the meantime, will try to upset the home side in Durham, and return to winning ways.
The Phoenix had a three game winning streak snapped at Missouri after going down 78-73 last Thursday.
Luke Eddy, who is averaging 13.6 points per game this season, scored a career-high 27 points off the bench to lead Elon, which almost rallied from a 19-point halftime deficit.
Kevin Blake finished with 14 points and six boards and Tanner Samson added 10 points in the defeat for Phoenix, and head coach Matt Matheny took some positives from the outcome.
“I really am happy with the way our team responded after halftime,” Matheny said after the game on Thursday.
“We had some gutsy individual performances, and I thought we really hung together as a team and put ourselves in a position to be successful, but we came up short.”
Duke comes into Monday night’s contest shooting 53.9 percent from the field, which is the second in the NCAA this season, while scoring 89.1 points per game, which is also second in the league.