Duke 94, Marist 49
As a Team
• Duke opened the season with a victory for the 17th straight year. The win also marked the 35th time the Blue Devils won the first game of a campaign under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
• Duke used the starting lineup of Grayson Allen, Matt Jones, Chase Jeter, Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard for the first time this season and owns a 1-0 record with those five players on the floor to start the game.
• A freshman was not in Duke’s starting lineup for the first time since March 15, 2013, when the Blue Devils faced Maryland in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.
Coach Krzyzewski’s Numbers
• The result moved Krzyzewski’s all-time record to 1,044-321 and his record at Duke to 971-262.
• A Krzyzewski-led Duke team moved to 1-0 all-time when facing Marist.
Blue Devils on the Glass
• Five Blue Devils, Luke Kennard (nine), Amile Jefferson (nine), Antonio Vrankovic (10), Javin DeLaurier (eight) and Chase Jeter (eight), posted eight-or-more rebounds in the contest. Vrankovic’s 10 boards and DeLaurier and Jeter’s eight rebounds are career highs for each.
• Duke outrebounded Marist on the offensive glass, 16-8, converting those 16 offensive rebounds into 19 second-chance points.
Duke’s Offensive Output
• Five Blue Devils, including Luke Kennard (16), Frank Jackson (18), Chase Jeter (11), Grayson Allen (16) and Matt Jones (11), registered double-digit points. Jeter’s double-digit scoring output was the first of his career. He also shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor and collected five offensive boards.
• The Blue Devils never trailed in the contest, netting the first 12 points in the game and leading by as many as 29 in the opening half and 47 in the contest.
Duke on the Defensive End
• The Blue Devils held Marist to just 49 points, including 21 in the second half.
• Duke allowed Marist to shoot just 15-of-65 (.231) from the field and 3-of-25 (.120) from beyond the arc. The 12.0 percent three-point field goal percentage is the lowest for a Duke opponent since the Blue Devils allowed North Carolina to shoot just 1-of-13 (7.7) from beyond the arc Feb. 17, 2016.
• Forty-nine points are the fewest allowed by a Duke defense since holding San Diego State to 49 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament March 22, 2015.
• Frank Jackson led Duke in scoring, netting 18 points to go along with four steals and four assists.
• In addition to Jackson’s 18, Javin DeLaurier scored six points and Jack White added five. The Duke rookies combined to score 29 points, 30.9 percent of the team’s total offense on the night.
• Redshirt freshman Justin Robinson registered the first point of his career, hitting a free throw in the second half.
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