As a Team • The Blue Devils moved to 18-5 overall, 6-4 against ACC opponents and 9-7 when facing Pittsburgh, with Saturday’s result. Duke’s record while facing Pittsburgh in Cameron now sits at 4-3. • Duke used the starting lineup of Jayson Tatum, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Frank Jackson and Amile Jefferson for the first time this season and owns a 1-0 record with those five players on the floor to start the game. • The Blue Devils moved to 4-1 all-time when competing as the 21st-ranked team in the nation. • Duke scored 70+ points against Pittsburgh for the 10th meeting between the two teams. Duke last scored at least 70 points against Pittsburgh at home on Jan. 19, 2015, netting 79 in a 79-65 victory over the Panthers.
Krzyzewski by the Numbers • With the 72-64 victory, head coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 500th career win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Saturday’s result moved Krzyzewski’s all-time coaching record to 1,061-326, while his record at Duke now sits at 988-267.
Duke on the Glass • Graduate student Amile Jefferson brought down nine rebounds, bringing his career total to 845. Jefferson sits 20 rebounds away from tying Art Heyman for 14th on Duke’s all-time rebounds list. • With five offensive rebounds, Jefferson’s career offensive boards total moved to 330, the fifth-most in program history. Jefferson saw his fifth game with at least five offensive rebounds. Duke is 5-0 in such games this year. • Duke moved to 10-1 this season and 35-3 all-time when Jefferson leads the Blue Devils in rebounds.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Sophomore Luke Kennard connected on 4-of-12 (.333) attempts from the floor, including 2-of-7 (.286) from beyond the arc, his 26th consecutive game with at least one three-pointer (dating back to last season). Kennard’s active streak of 26 games leads the ACC. • Kennard also dished three assists, his 11th game this season with 3+ assists in a contest. Kennard posted eight games during the 2015-16 campaign with 3+ assists. • Grayson Allen scored a team-high 21 points, bringing his career total to 1,264. Allen’s 1,264 points rank 44th on Duke’s all-time scorers list. • Allen also dished six assists, the sixth game this season he has registered at least five assists.
Duke on the Defensive End • Duke’s defense forced the Panthers into committing 13 turnovers, the team’s 18th game causing an opponent to turn the ball over at least 10 times. • Amile Jefferson recorded a five-block performance, his second game this season with five blocks. Jefferson last had five blocks in a game on Nov. 12, when Duke faced Grand Canyon.
Fresh Faces • Jayson Tatum scored double-digit points for the 14th time in 15 appearances after 12 points on 4-of-7 (.571) shooting. • Freshman Frank Jackson posted five assists, a career high. Jackson previously dished four assists four times this season.