As a Team • With Tuesday’s result, Duke moved to 3-0 when competing in the Jimmy V Classic. • Duke used the starting lineup of Frank Jackson, Matt Jones, Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard for the fifth time this season and owns a 5-0 record with those five players on the floor to start the game. • Duke has scored over 70 points in 10 straight games to open a season for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign, when the Blue Devils posted 15-straight 70+ point games. • Duke’s record against Florida moved to 13-4. • The Blue Devils improved to 84-26 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 1,052-322 and his record at Duke to 979-263. • The Blue Devils improved to 29-10 under Krzyzewski when competing in Madison Square Garden.
Blue Devils on the Glass • Duke brought down 35 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive end. The Blue Devils have posted double-digit offensive boards in seven straight games. Duke is a perfect 9-0 this year when hauling in 10-or-more offensive boards. • Graduate student Amile Jefferson matched a career high with 15 boards, bringing his career total to 754, just two away from breaking into the top 20 on Duke’s all-time career list.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Amile Jefferson recorded a career-high 24 points (including 18 in the first half) on 11-of-14 (.786) shooting, marking his second straight 20+ point game. Jefferson posted back-to-back games with at least 20 points for the first time in his career. Jefferson’s 11 made field goals are also a career high. • Sophomore Luke Kennard scored 29 points on 11-of-16 (.688) shooting, his third straight 20+ point game. Kennard netted 20-or-more points in three straight games for the first time in his career. • Freshman Jayson Tatum scored 22 points to go along with Jefferson’s 24 points and Kennard’s 29 points. Three Blue Devils scored 20+ points for the first time since Grayson Allen (23), Marshall Plumlee (23) and Brandon Ingram (20) each netted at least 20 points against UNC Wilmington March 17, 2016. • Jefferson’s 24-point, 15-rebound performance marked his fifth double-double of the season and the 13th of his career. Duke is 11-2 when Jefferson posts a double-double. • The Blue Devils scored 36 points in the paint against Florida, bringing their season total to 372 points scored in the lane. Forty-four percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season. Duke has posted at least 30 points in the paint in all 10 games this year. • Kennard connected on 5-of-7 (.714) three-pointers, his 10th straight game with at least one three. • Duke went into the break with a 41-31 lead, the sixth time this season the Blue Devils scored at least 40 points before halftime. Duke is 6-0 when netting at least 40 points in the opening half. • Junior Grayson Allen dished eight assists, a career high and the most by any Blue Devil this season. • Duke shot 13-of-14 (.929) from the free-throw line, the best shooting from the charity stripe for the Blue Devils this season.
Duke on the Defensive End • Amile Jefferson registered four blocks, his fifth game this season with at least two blocks, the most 2+ block games in a season of his career. • Duke forced Florida into committing 13 turnovers, the team’s eighth game forcing an opponent into at least 10 turnovers. The Blue Devils are 7-1 in such contests.
Fresh Faces • Jayson Tatum recorded his second straight double-digit scoring game, netting a career-high 22 points on 7-of-11 (.636) shooting. Tatum also earned two steals and two assists, both career highs. • Tatum shot a perfect 8-of-8 (1.000) from the free-throw line, tying four former Blue Devils for the ninth-most free throws made without a miss by a Duke freshman in a contest. • Tatum’s 22 points off the bench tied six former Blue Devils for the 10th most by a Duke freshman in program history.