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Notes: Duke 78, Penn State 68
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/19/2016
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Duke 78, Penn State 68

As a Team    

• The Blue Devils moved to 3-1 on the season with Saturday’s result, marking the 33rd time under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the 80th time in program history the Blue Devils began a season with three-or-more wins through the first four games. Duke has also won three of its first four games for the 17th straight season.
• Duke used the starting lineup of Grayson Allen, Matt Jones, Chase Jeter, Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard for the fourth time this season and owns a 3-1 record with those five players on the floor to start the game.
• The Blue Devils moved to 9-1 when facing Penn State.

Coach Krzyzewski’s Numbers
• The result moved Krzyzewski’s all-time record to 1,046-322 and his record at Duke to 973-263.
• The Blue Devils are 189-52 when facing a non-conference opponent at a neutral site under Krzyzewski.

Blue Devils on the Glass
• After collecting just six offensive rebounds against Kansas, Duke hauled in 10 offensive boards against Penn State, including five in the first half. Duke has recorded double-digit offensive rebounds in three of the team’s four games this season.
• Graduate student Amile Jefferson tied a career-high with 15 boards in the contest, his first double-digit rebounding game of the year and the 23rd of his career. Jefferson is the first Blue Devil to register 15-or-more rebounds in a game since Marshall Plumlee posted a 17-rebound game against Wake Forest March 1, 2016.

Duke’s Offensive Output
• Junior Grayson Allen netted 12 points, moving him within three of becoming the 65th Blue Devil in program history to reach 1,000 points for his career.
Matt Jones recorded his 21st career game with at least three made three-pointers in a contest. The Blue Devils moved to 18-3 in such games. Jones posted back-to-back games with three-or-more made threes for the first time since Duke faced Long Beach State (Dec. 30, 2015) and Boston College (Jan. 2, 2016).
Amile Jefferson ended the game with 16 points to go along with his 15 rebounds to register his first double-double of the season and the ninth of his career. Duke is 7-2 when Jefferson posts a double-double.
• Allen posted his fourth double-digit scoring game of the season and his 29th straight such game, including contests from last year. Allen’s double-digit scoring streak began Dec. 28, 2015, when Duke faced Elon.
• Duke’s record is now 33-10 when Allen scores double-digit points.
• The Blue Devils scored 36 points in the paint against Penn State, bringing their season total to 144 points scored in the lane. Forty-two percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season.

Duke on the Defensive End
• Duke forced Penn State into committing 14 turnovers, the fourth consecutive game a Blue Devil opponent recorded at least 10 miscues.
• The Blue Devil defense held Penn State to just 27.3 percent (6-of-22) shooting from beyond the arc. Duke opponents are connecting on just 14-of-75 (.187) this season from three-point range.
• Jefferson registered four blocks, his seventh career game with three-or-more blocks. Jefferson has at least one block in four straight games, matching his career-long streak.
• Sophomore Antonio Vrankovic took the first charge of his career.

Fresh Faces
• Freshman Frank Jackson led all Duke scorers for the second time this season with 17 points, marking the second time a freshman led Duke in scoring this season. Last year, a Duke freshman led the Blue Devil scoring efforts in 13 games.
• Jackson shot 2-of-6 (.333) from beyond the arc and has connected on at least one three-pointer in all four games this year.

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