As a Team • With Wednesday’s result, Duke has won at least five of its first six games for the 17th straight season. • Duke used the starting lineup of Grayson Allen, Matt Jones, Frank Jackson, 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. • The Blue Devils moved to 28-3 when facing William & Mary and extended their win streak against the Tribe to 16 straight games. • Duke scored at least 80 points against the Tribe for the ninth straight game. • The Blue Devils moved to 117-31 all-time when competing as the sixth-ranked team in the nation. • Duke won its 128th consecutive non-conference home game with Wednesday’s result.
Coach Krzyzewski’s Numbers • The result moved head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s all-time record to 1,048-322 and his record at Duke to 975-263. • The Blue Devils are 505-32 when shooting 50.0 percent or better from the field under Krzyzewski.
Blue Devils on the Glass • Duke brought down 39 rebounds, including 11 on the offensive end. The Blue Devils have posted double-digit offensive boards in three straight games for the first time this season. Duke is a perfect 5-0 this season when hauling in 10-or-more offensive boards. • Graduate student Amile Jefferson collected 10 rebounds, his third straight game with double-digit boards. Jefferson last registered three straight games with at least 10 rebounds during the first three contests of the 2015-16 campaign (Kentucky – Nov. 17, 2015, Bryant – Nov. 14, 2015 and Siena – Nov. 13, 2015). The Blue Devils are 18-2 when Jefferson collects double-digit boards.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Junior Grayson Allen netted 17 points, giving him 1,024 for his career, which ranks 62nd on Duke’s all-time list. • Allen’s double-digit scoring effort is the 45th of his career, with Duke owning a 35-10 record when he scores 10-or-more points. • Amile Jefferson ended the game with 15 points to go along with his 10 rebounds to register his third double-double of the season and the 11th of his career. Duke is 9-2 when Jefferson posts a double-double. • Jefferson scored 10-or-more points in his fifth straight game, the longest double-digit scoring streak of his career. Jefferson also shot a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor, the second time in his career he remained perfect from the field while attempting at least five field goals (last vs. Pittsburgh – Jan. 27, 2014). • The Blue Devils scored 30 points in the paint against William & Mary, bringing their season total to 212 points scored in the lane. Forty-two percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season. • Luke Kennard posted the 27th double-digit scoring game of his career, including his sixth straight 10+ point game this year. The Blue Devils are 20-7 in such games. Kennard also tied a career high with six assists. Kennard has 24 assists this season through six games. He reached 24 assists in the 19th game of last year’s campaign. • Junior Matt Jones connected on 2-of-4 (.500) three-point field goal attempts, his seventh straight game with at least one three-pointer made, dating back to last season. He has also made at least two threes in four consecutive games.
Duke on the Defensive End • Sophomore Chase Jeter blocked a shot in the second half of the contest, bringing his season total to nine. Jeter’s nine blocks this year match his season total from a year ago. • Sophomore Frank Vrankovic had two blocks in the contest, a career high. • Duke registered 10-or-more turnovers for the fifth time in six games.
Fresh Faces • Freshman Frank Jackson registered his sixth-straight double-digit scoring game, netting 19 points on 6-of-12 (.500) shooting. Jackson also shot 3-of-7 (.429) from beyond the arc, hitting at least three threes for the second time in six games.