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Notes: Duke 96, Grand Canyon 61
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/12/2016
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Duke 96, Grand Canyon 61

As a Team    
• Duke opened the season with back-to-back victories for the 33rd time under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the 69th time in program history.   
• Duke used the starting lineup of Grayson Allen, Matt Jones, Chase Jeter, Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard for the second time this season and owns a 2-0 record with those five players on the floor to start the game.
• After scoring 94 points against Marist and 96 against Grand Canyon, the Blue Devils posted back-to-back games with 90-or-more points for the first time since facing Elon (105 points - Dec. 28, 2015) and Long Beach State (103 points - Dec. 30, 2015).

Coach Krzyzewski’s Numbers
• The result moved Krzyzewski’s all-time record to 1,045-321 and his record at Duke to 972-262.
• A Krzyzewski-led Duke team moved to 1-0 all-time when facing Grand Canyon.

Blue Devils on the Glass
• Duke outrebounded Grand Canyon, 39-31, and improved to 623-69 all-time when hauling in more boards than its opponent under Krzyzewski.

Duke’s Offensive Output
• Five Blue Devils, including Luke Kennard (14), Frank Jackson (21), Matt Jones (11), Grayson Allen (25) and Amile Jefferson (15), registered double-digit points. Jackson’s 21 points marked the first 20-point scoring game of his career.
• Allen posted his second double-digit scoring game of the season and his 27th straight such game, including contests from last year. Allen’s double-digit scoring streak began Dec. 28, 2015, when Duke faced Elon.
• Duke improved to 32-9 when Allen scores double-digit points and 17-4 when he nets 20-or-more.
• In addition to Allen’s 25 points, he also brought down 10 rebounds, marking his third career double-double.
• Duke overcame its largest deficit of the season, six points, in the contest.
Luke Kennard dished six assists, a career high.
• The Blue Devils scored 40 points in the paint against Grand Canyon, bringing their season total to 78 points scored in the lane. Forty-one percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season.

Duke on the Defensive End
• Duke forced Grand Canyon into committing 21 turnovers, the second consecutive game a Blue Devil opponent recorded at least 10 miscues.
Amile Jefferson led the team with five blocks. Jefferson also posted three blocks against Marist, marking the first time in his career he recorded consecutive games with three-or-more blocks.
• Jefferson also matched his career high in steals, with three.
Chase Jeter recorded two-or-more blocks in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. Jeter’s three blocks in the contest are a career high.
• Jeter also recorded a career high in steals, with three.

Fresh Faces
Frank Jackson posted his second consecutive double-digit scoring game, netting 21 points. Jackson led all rookie Blue Devil scorers for the second time this season, as well.

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