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.