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Notes: Duke 78, Michigan State 69
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/30/2016
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Duke 78, Michigan State 69

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.