Duke has recently been unstoppable in regular-season tournaments, and it will try to win its 21st straight such game Thursday against Minnesota in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas.
Since losing to Marquette in the 2006 CBE Championship game, the fifth-ranked Blue Devils have won two Maui Invitationals, the 2K Sports Classic, the NIT Season Tip-Off and the CBE.
They now turn their sights to the second-ever Atlantis tournament after an 88-67 home win over Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday, their 52nd victory in their last 53 games played in November.
Florida Gulf Coast actually held a 30-29 lead in the first half, but Duke finished the half with a 23-0 run that eventually reached 30-0 after the break.
"We were kind of all over the place," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "They hit 3s, and got layups. I thought they had a great game plan and once we settled down into a good half-court defense, we had that long run of 25 or 30 points without them scoring."