As a Team • The Blue Devils moved to 15-5 overall, 3-4 against ACC opponents and 146-100 when facing NC State, with Monday’s result. Duke’s record while facing NC State in Cameron now sits at 50-24. • Duke used the starting lineup of Jayson Tatum, Marques Bolden, Matt Jones, Frank Jackson and Amile Jefferson for the first time this season and owns a 0-1 record with those five players on the floor to start the game. Duke started three freshmen for the first time this season. • The Blue Devils moved to 17-11 all-time when competing as the 17th-ranked team in the nation. • Duke scored 70+ points against NC State for the 38th straight meeting between the two teams, dating back to Feb. 8, 1998. Duke is 31-7 over the 38-game stretch.
Duke on the Glass • Freshman Jayson Tatum tied a career high after collecting a team-high nine rebounds. A freshman led the way for Duke’s rebounding efforts for the fifth time this season. • With five rebounds, Jefferson’s career boards total moved to 829, tying him with Carroll Youngkin for the 16th most in program history. • Duke outrebounded NC State, 38-35, the 13th game this season the Blue Devils brought down more boards than their opponent.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Sophomore Luke Kennard connected on 5-of-9 (.556) attempts from the floor, including 2-of-5 (.400) from beyond the arc, his 23rd consecutive game with at least one three-pointer (dating back to last season). Kennard’s active streak of 23 games leads the ACC. Kennard is shooting 30-of-60 (.500) from three-point range over the team’s last 12 games. • Kennard scored 20 points for the 10th time this season after netting 20 against NC State. • Kennard also dished four assists, his ninth game this season with 3+ assists in a contest. Kennard posted eight games during the 2015-16 campaign with 3+ assists. • Grayson Allen scored 13 points, bringing his career total to 1,203. Allen’s 1,203 points rank 46th on Duke’s all-time scorers list. • Duke’s bench netted 41 points, marking the first time this season the Blue Devil bench scored at least 30 points in back-to-back games. The 41 bench points are also a season high, besting the previous high of 35, which came against Marist in the season-opener. • The Blue Devils scored 40 points in the paint against NC State, bringing their season total to 684 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 Wolfpack into committing 10 turnovers, the team’s 17th game causing an opponent to turn the ball over at least 10 times. • Matt Jones registered two steals, his 12th game this season with at least two steals. • Jayson Tatum posted a two-block game for the sixth time this season.
Fresh Faces • Jayson Tatum recorded his 12th straight double-digit scoring game, netting 16 points. • Freshman Marques Bolden made his first career start.