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Notes: Duke 86, North Carolina 78
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/10/2017
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Duke 86, North Carolina 78

As a Team    
• The Blue Devils moved to 19-5 overall, 7-4 against ACC opponents and 109-134 when facing North Carolina, with Thursday’s win. Duke’s record while facing North Carolina in Cameron now sits at 44-36.
• Duke used the starting lineup of Jayson Tatum, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Matt Jones and Amile Jefferson for the fifth time this season and improved to 5-0 this season with those five players on the floor to start the game.
• The Blue Devils moved to 11-4 all-time when competing as the 18th-ranked team in the nation.

Krzyzewski by the Numbers
• With the 86-78 victory, head coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 501st career win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• Thursday’s win moved Krzyzewski’s all-time coaching record to 1,062-326, while his record at Duke now sits at 989-267.

Duke on the Glass
• Freshman Jayson Tatum pulled down a game-high nine rebounds, leading Duke in the category for the fifth time this season.
• Graduate student Amile Jefferson finished with six rebounds, bringing his career total to 851. Jefferson sits 14 rebounds away from tying Art Heyman for 14th on Duke’s all-time rebounds list.
• With two offensive rebounds, Jefferson’s career offensive boards total moved to 332, the fifth-most in program history.

Duke’s Offensive Output
Grayson Allen scored a team-high 25 points, bringing his career total to 1,289. Allen’s 1,289 points rank 42nd on Duke’s all-time scorers list.
• Allen matched his career high with seven three-pointers. The seven treys marked the most by a Blue Devil in a single game this season.
• Allen also recorded at least three treys for the fourth straight contest and ninth time overall this season.
• Allen reached the 20-point mark for the third consecutive contest and eighth time on the season.  
• Sophomore Luke Kennard connected on 8-of-15 (.533) attempts from the floor, including 2-of-5 (.400) from beyond the arc, for his 27th consecutive game with at least one three-pointer (dating back to last season). Kennard’s active streak of 27 games leads the ACC.
• Kennard secured his 12th game of the season with 20+ points.
• 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.

Duke on the Defensive End
• Senior Matt Jones notched two steals, marking his 12th game this season with at least two steals.
• Freshman Jayson Tatum recorded his seventh game of the season with at least two blocks.

Fresh Faces
Jayson Tatum scored double-digit points for the 15th time in 16 appearances, finishing with 19 points on 5-of-14 (.357) shooting. Tatum also registered a career-high five assists.
• Freshman Frank Jackson registered double-figure scoring for the 12th time on the season, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-4 (1.000) shooting.

Duke vs. North Carolina
• Thursday’s result moved Duke to 44-39 all-time against North Carolina with Mike Krzyzewski as the head coach.
• The two programs have now played 143 straight games with at least one team ranked in the AP poll.  
• Duke moved to 41-36 against North Carolina when both teams are ranked in the AP top 25, including a 33-23 mark under Coach K.

On the Sidelines
• The coaching staffs from both Duke and North Carolina wore lapel pins on Thursday night to raise awareness for the fight against ALS.

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