As of tonight, Duke is the only team with a winning road record in conference play. Not too bad for a team with “road woes.” Nevertheless, there’s little debating that our road performances have often seemed particularly lackluster this year, so I thought I’d take a little look-see at some Home vs. Away numbers for dear old Duke. Here are some of note:
Shooting Percentages for the Big 3 Home Away 3pt Home 3pt Away
- Scheyer 45 % 38% 44% 34%
- Smith 47% 43% 46% 25%
- Singler 44% 35% 43% 33%
In general, you expect not to shoot as well on the road, but the 3 pt. % drop is quite significant , to say the least. (particularly for Nolan…wow! )
And defensively we are holding opponents to 39% at home (decent) but allowing 47% on the road (yikes!).
It’s hard to draw a lot of conclusions without doing a team by team comparison, but suffice it to say that, as a matter of consistency, you’d like these away numbers a little closer to their Cameron counterparts.