Streaking • Duke extended its NCAA-best non-conference home win streak to 110 games with the victory. • Duke won its 15th consecutive season opener and its 33rd straight home season opener under Coach K. • Duke extended its home win streak to an NCAA-best 34 consecutive games.
Closing on 1K • With the win Coach K improved to 984-306 all-time and 911-247 at Duke. He is 16 wins shy of becoming the first Division I men’s coach in NCAA history to record 1,000 career victories.
Big Margins • Duke’s 69-point victory margin was the third-largest in program history. • Duke’s 38-point halftime lead ranks tied for eighth on Duke’s all-time list.
Outstanding Offense • Duke posted 30 assists in the game, which ties for fourth-most in program history. Duke last recorded 30 or more assists against an opponent on Nov. 21, 1998 while facing South Carolina State. • Duke’s 16 made three pointers ranks tied for seventh on Duke’s all-time list, with the most recent 16-three-pointer performance coming against NC Central on Nov. 9, 2007. • Duke topped the 100-point plateau for the first time since a 111-77 season-opening win over Davidson on Nov. 8, 2013. Duke has scored over 100 points 180 times all-time and 111 times under Coach K. • Duke topped the 100-point mark in the season opener for the second consecutive year, marking the fourth time in school history the Blue Devils have scored 100 or more points in back-to-back season openers. • Duke topped the 100-point mark for the 14th time in a season opener. Duke’s 113 points were the fourth-most in a season opener
Devlish Defense • Duke held Presbyterian to 44 points, the fewest points allowed since the Blue Devils kept Clemson to 40 points on Jan. 8, 2013. • Duke held Presbyterian to 1-of-12 (.083) from beyond the arc.
Fresh Faces • Three freshmen (Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow) started the season opener, marking just the second time in the Coach K era three freshmen have started the season opener. Mark Alarie, Johnny Dawkins and Bill Jackman started the season opener in 1983. • Jones, Okafor and Winslow became the 25th, 26th and 27th Duke freshmen to start the season opener under Coach K. • Duke last started three freshmen in a game on Feb. 7, 2007 against North Carolina. • The freshman quartet of Allen, Jones, Okafor and Winslow combined to score 67 points, tying for the most points scored by four freshmen in a game in Duke history. • Duke’s three starting freshmen, Jones, Okafor and Winslow, shot a combined 21-of-30 (.700) from the field, accounting for 49 of Duke’s 113 points (.434). Duke’s four freshmen shot a combined 26-of-37 (.703) from the field. • With Allen, Jones, Okafor and Winslow each scoring in double digits, Duke had four freshman score 10 or more points for just the fifth time in school history and the first time since Dec. 19, 1999. • With 7 assists, Jones moved into third on Duke’s all-time freshmen debuts assist list, behind Kyrie Irving (9) and Chris Duhon (8). Jones’ 7 assist night marks the first time a freshmen posted four or more assists in a debut since Rasheed Sulaimon in 2012. • Tyus Jones became the sixth freshman to start the season opener at the point guard position under Coach K.
Cook Closing on 1,000 • Quinn Cook scored 14 points to move into 64th place in scoring at Duke with 987 career points. He is now 13 points shy of becoming the 64th player in Duke history to score 1,000 or more points. • Cook had five assists in the game to move into 13th place at Duke with 411 career assists.