As a Team • With Tuesday’s result, Duke has won 11 of its last 12 meetings with Michigan State. • Duke used the starting lineup of Grayson Allen, Matt Jones, Frank Jackson, Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard for the fourth time this season and owns a 4-0 record with those five players on the floor to start the game. • Duke has now scored over 70 points in each of its last six meetings with the Spartans. • For the second time in three years, the Blue Devils opened the season by scoring over 70 points in each of their first eight games. • Duke’s record in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge moved to 16-2, including 8-0 at home. • The Blue Devils moved to 83-26 all-time when competing as the fifth-ranked team in the nation.
Coach Krzyzewski’s Numbers • The result moved head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s all-time record to 1,050-322 and his record at Duke to 977-263.
Blue Devils on the Glass • Duke brought down 33 rebounds, including 11 on the offensive end. The Blue Devils have posted double-digit offensive boards in five straight games. Duke is a perfect 7-0 this year when hauling in 10-or-more offensive boards. • Graduate student Amile Jefferson hauled in 13 boards, his fourth double-digit rebound game of the year. Duke improved to 4-0 this season when Jefferson collects at least 10 rebounds. • The Blue Devils held Michigan State to just two second-chance points, a season-low for a Duke opponent.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Junior Grayson Allen netted 24 points, giving him 1,069 for his career, which ranks 57th on Duke’s all-time list. • Allen’s double-digit scoring effort is the 47th of his career, with Duke owning a 37-10 record when he scores 10-or-more points. Allen’s 24-point effort also marked his 23rd career 20-point game, with Duke going 19-4 in such contests. • Allen connected on a season-high five three-pointers, shooting 5-of-11 (.455) from beyond the arc. • Amile Jefferson ended the game with 17 points, his seventh straight double-digit scoring game this season and the 35th of his career. Duke is 28-7 when Jefferson scores 10+ points. Jefferson’s seven-game double-digit scoring streak is the longest of his career. • With 17 points and 13 boards, Jefferson earned his fourth double-double of the season and the 12th of his career. Jefferson notched four double-doubles in a season for the first time in his career. Duke is 4-0 when Jefferson posts a double-double this year. • The Blue Devils scored 38 points in the paint against Michigan State, bringing their season total to 292 points scored in the lane. Forty-three percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season. Duke has posted at least 30 points in the paint in all eight games this year. • Luke Kennard registered the 29th double-digit scoring game of his career, including his eighth straight 10+ point game this year, a career long. The Blue Devils are 22-7 in such games. • The Blue Devils committed just nine turnovers, the second time this season Duke saw less than 10 turnovers in a contest.
Duke on the Defensive End • Matt Jones matched a career high with four steals, his second-straight game with four takeaways. Jones has registered at least three steals in 13 career games, including four this season. • Duke forced an opponent into 10-or-more turnovers for the seventh time in eight games. The Blue Devils turned Michigan State’s 18 turnovers into 19 points at the other end. • Sophomore Chase Jeter registered one block, giving him 10 on the season. Jeter posted nine blocks during the entire 2015-16 campaign.
Fresh Faces • Freshman Frank Jackson netted 11 points on 5-of-6 (.833) shooting for his eighth-straight double-digit scoring game. Jackson also shot 1-of-2 (.500) from beyond the arc, hitting at least one three for the seventh time in eight games. • Jackson has made at least five field goals in six of the team’s eight games this season, including three straight.