As a Team • The Blue Devils moved to 14-4 overall, 2-3 against ACC opponents and 2-3 against nationally ranked opponents with Saturday’s result. • Duke’s record against Louisville now sits at 7-6 following Saturday’s contest, including 2-3 when competing in Louisville. • Duke used the starting lineup of Jayson Tatum, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Harry Giles and Matt Jones for the second time this season and owns a 0-2 record with those five players on the floor to start the game. • The Blue Devils moved to 82-26 all-time when competing as the seventh-ranked team in the nation and 19-9 when facing the No. 14 team in the country.
Duke on the Glass • Junior Grayson Allen hauled in a team-high nine rebounds, leading the team in boards for the second time this season.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Sophomore Luke Kennard connected on 6-of-10 (.600) attempts from the floor, including 1-of-3 (.333) from beyond the arc, his 21st consecutive game with at least one three-pointer (dating back to last season). Kennard’s active streak of 21 games leads the ACC. Kennard is shooting 27-of-52 (.519) from three-point range over the team’s last 10 games. • Kennard netted 17 points, his 17th game (in 18 appearances) this season with 10+ points. • Kennard is shooting 40-of-62 (.645) from the field and 14-of-25 (.560) from beyond the arc against nationally ranked opponents this season. He is also a near-perfect 21-of-22 (.955) from the free-throw line against top-25 teams this year. • Kennard added three assists, bringing his season total to 45, just nine shy of matching his 54 assists from last season. Kennard’s three assists are the most he has dished since posting a four-assist game against UNLV Dec. 10. • Grayson Allen scored 23 points, bringing his career total to 1,183. Allen’s 1,183 points rank 47th on Duke’s all-time scorers list. Allen scored 20+ points for the fifth time this season and the 25th time in his career. Duke is 20-5 all-time when Allen nets at least 20 points in a contest. • Allen shot 9-of-12 (.750) from the charity stripe. Allen’s nine-made free-throws are a season high. • The Blue Devils scored 26 points in the paint against Louisville, bringing their season total to 610 points scored in the lane. Forty-one percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season.
Duke on the Defensive End • Duke’s defense forced the Cardinals into committing 11 turnovers, the team’s 15th game causing an opponent to turn the ball over at least 10 times. • Freshman Harry Giles registered a career-high two blocks.
Fresh Faces • Jayson Tatum recorded his 10th straight double-digit scoring game, netting 11 points.