As a Team • With Saturday’s result, Duke has won at least six of its first seven 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 third time this season and owns a 3-0 record with those five players on the floor to start the game. • For the second time in three years, the Blue Devils opened the season by scoring over 70 points in each of their first seven games. • The Blue Devils moved to 8-1 when facing Appalachian State and extended their win streak against the Mountaineers to seven straight games. • Duke scored at least 80 points against the Mountaineers for the fifth straight game. • The Blue Devils moved to 118-31 all-time when competing as the sixth-ranked team in the nation. • Duke won its 129th consecutive non-conference home game with Saturday’s result.
Coach Krzyzewski’s Numbers • The result moved head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s all-time record to 1,049-322 and his record at Duke to 976-263. • Duke moved to 294-9 under Krzyzewski when scoring 90+ points.
Blue Devils on the Glass • Duke brought down 45 rebounds, including a season-high 17 on the offensive end. The Blue Devils have posted double-digit offensive boards in four straight games for the first time this season. Duke is a perfect 6-0 this year when hauling in 10-or-more offensive boards.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Junior Grayson Allen netted 21 points, giving him 1,045 for his career, which ranks 59th on Duke’s all-time list. • Allen’s double-digit scoring effort is the 46th of his career, with Duke owning a 36-10 record when he scores 10-or-more points. Allen’s 21-point effort also marked his 22nd career 20-point game with Duke owning an 18-4 record in such contests. • Graduate student Amile Jefferson ended the game with 15 points, his sixth straight double-digit scoring game this season and the 34th of his career. Duke is 27-7 when Jefferson scores 10+ points. Jefferson’s six-game double-digit scoring streak is the longest of his career. • Jefferson also registered five assists, his third career game with five-or-more assists. • The Blue Devils scored 42 points in the paint, a season high, against Appalachian State, bringing their season total to 254 points scored in the lane. Forty-two percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season. • Luke Kennard posted the 28th double-digit scoring game of his career, including his seventh straight 10+ point game this year. The Blue Devils are 21-7 in such games. Kennard also hauled in nine boards, one rebound short of earning his second career double-double. • Kennard dished three assists, bringing his season total to 27. Last season, Kennard reached 27 assists in the 21st game of last year’s campaign. • Junior Matt Jones connected on 2-of-4 (.500) three-point field goal attempts, his eighth straight game with at least one three-pointer made, dating back to last season. He has also made at least two threes in five consecutive games. • Five Blue Devils scored in double figures -- Jefferson (15), Allen (21), Kennard (18), Jones (10) and Jackson (15) -- for the seventh time this season. • Duke scored 55 points before the half, a season high and the team’s seventh straight game with 30+ points before the break. Duke is averaging 43.6 points in the first half this year.
Duke on the Defensive End • Matt Jones posted a four-steal game, a career high. Jones has registered at least three steals in 12 career games, including three this season. • Duke forced an opponent into 10-or-more turnovers for the sixth time in seven games. • The Blue Devils converted Appalachian State’s 18 turnovers into 24 points, a season best.
Fresh Faces • Freshman Frank Jackson registered his seventh-straight double-digit scoring game, netting 15 points on 6-of-14 (.429) shooting. Jackson also shot 1-of-4 (.250) from beyond the arc, hitting at least one three for the sixth time in seven games.