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Notes: Duke 70, Stanford 59
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/23/2014
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As a Team
Duke earned its fifth win in nine days with Saturday's victory, marking the 40th time in program history the Blue Devils opened the season with five straight wins.

Duke recorded its first victory against Stanford in program history, improving to 1-2 all-time against the Cardinal. Previously, Stanford was one of only four NCAA Division I schools that Duke had not recorded a win against.

Duke brought its record against Stanford to 1-1 (.500) in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic contests, avenging an 80-79 loss on Nov. 11, 1999.

Duke moved to 82-16 (.837) in in-season tournaments and earned its 17th championship in such events.

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
Duke improved to 8-2 (.800) in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic games with the victory, winning its eighth consecutive game in the event.

Duke’s average margin of victory is 26.3 points in its eight Coaches vs. Cancer Classic wins.

Tournament MVP: Quinn Cook (Duke)

All-Tournament Team: Quinn Cook (Duke), Will Cummings (Temple), Jahlil Okafor (Duke), Chasson Randle (Stanford), Justise Winslow (Duke)

Closing on 1K
With the win, Coach K improved to 988-306 all-time and 915-247 at Duke. He is 12 wins shy of becoming the first Division I men’s coach in NCAA history to record 1,000 career victories.

The Blue Devil win pushed Coach K’s record against unranked opponents to 721-116 while at Duke.

Coach K vs. Former Blue Devils
Coach K moved to 19-1 all-time against former Duke assistant coaches with the team’s win over Johnny Dawkins’ Stanford.

Saturday’s game marked the first time Coach K faced a team led by Johnny Dawkins.

Cook Moving Up the Charts
Quinn Cook led the Blue Devils in scoring for the third straight game, netting 18 points, which moves him into 56th on Duke’s all-time scorers list with 1,058 points.

Cook posted five assists tonight and one last night to bring his career assists total to 427. Cook is now six assists shy of moving into 12th on Duke’s all-time assist list.

On the Offensive End
Duke has trailed just 29 seconds through the first five games of the season.

Duke brought down 16 offensive rebounds, the third game this season that the Blue Devils collected 15 or more offensive boards.

Devlish Defense
Duke held Stanford to 3-of-14 (.214) shooting from beyond the arc, the fifth game this season the Blue Devils forced a team to shoot .250 percent or worse from behind the three-point line.

Duke has allowed opponents to score an average of just 2.4 three pointers per game this season, while holding teams to a combined 12-of-72 (.167) from beyond the arc.

Duke caused 12 turnovers, the fifth game this season the Blue Devils recorded double digit takeaways. The Blue Devils are forcing an average of 15.4 turnovers a game this season.

Fresh Faces
For the fifth straight game, three freshmen (Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow) started, marking the first time since 1983 (NC State-Feb.23; Georgia Tech-Feb. 26; Clemson-March 2; North Carolina-March 5; Virginia-March 11) that three or more freshmen started four consecutive games in the Coach K era.

Saturday's game marked the 40th 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.

Okafor collected 12 rebounds, including six offensive boards. Okafor brought down five offensive rebounds over the first three games and has 13 over the last two games.

For the fifth time this season, two or more Duke freshmen scored in double digits (Okafor-10, Winslow-14).

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