Streaking • Duke extended its NCAA-best non-conference home win streak to 111 games with the victory. • Duke extended its home win streak to an NCAA-best 35 consecutive games. • Duke improved to 6-2 in Coaches vs. Cancer contests, winning six consecutive games in the event.
Closing on 1K • With the win, Coach K improved to 985-306 all-time and 911-247 at Duke. He is 15 wins shy of becoming the first Division I men’s coach in NCAA history to record 1,000 career victories.
Cook Reaches 1,000 • Quinn Cook became the 64th player in Duke history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau after scoring 17 points. With 1,004 career points, Cook currently sits at No. 63 on the 1,000-point scorer list. • Cook had four assists in the game to pull within 18 of associate head coach Jeff Capel, who sits at No. 12 on Duke’s all-time assists list.
Outstanding Offense • Duke opened the season with back-to-back 100-point games for the first time since the 1991-92 season and the fourth time in program history. Duke has scored over 100 points 181 times all-time and 112 times under Coach K. • Duke shot better than 60.0 percent from the floor for the second straight game this season after shooting 40-of-62 (.645) Saturday. • Duke notched 22 assists on the night, marking the second game this season that the Blue Devils recorded 20 or more assists as a team. • Duke scored 65 second-half points, tying for ninth most in a half all-time. The 65 second-half points was the most for the Blue Devils since posting 66 points in the second half of a game against Colgate on Nov. 19, 2010. The second-half output was the sixth most in program history. • Duke has trailed just 41 seconds through the first two games of the season.
Devlish Defense • Duke held Fairfield to 2-of-14 (.143) from beyond the arc, the second straight game the Blue Devils kept a team under 15.0 percent from three-point range. • Taking advantage of Fairfield miscues, Duke scored 32 points on 18 turnovers.
Fresh Faces • For the second straight game, three freshmen (Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow) started, marking the first time since 2006 (Davidson-Nov. 25; Indiana-Nov. 28) that three or more freshmen started consecutive games in the Coach K era. • Saturday’s game marked the 37th time during the Coach K era that three freshmen started. In 1982-83, three or more freshmen started 27 games, the highest number of games with three or more freshmen starting under Coach K. • In his first two regular-season games, Okafor is shooting 85.0 percent (17-of-20) from the field. Okafor leads Duke in scoring this season, averaging 18.0 ppg. in his first two college games. • Duke’s three starting freshmen, Jones, Okafor and Winslow, shot over 60.0 percent from the floor in consecutive games, connecting on 16-of-25 attempts (.640) tonight for 41 points.