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2017 Men's Basketball Banquet
Notes: Duke 94, UNLV 45
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/10/2016
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Duke 94, UNLV 45

As a Team    
• The Blue Devils moved to 2-2 when facing UNLV following Saturday’s result.
• Duke used the starting lineup of Chase Jeter, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Matt Jones and Amile Jefferson for the fifth time this season and owns a 4-1 record with those five players on the floor to start the game.
• Duke has scored over 70 points in 11 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.
• The Blue Devils improved to 85-26 all-time when competing as the fifth-ranked team in the nation.
• Duke improved to 5-0 this season when netting at least 90 points in a contest.
• The Blue Devils’ 49-point margin of victory is the largest of the season, besting the previous high of 45, which came against Marist in the season-opener.
• Duke has scored 90-or-more points in five of its first 11 games for the first time since the 2002-03 campaign and is averaging 86.3 ppg. this season.

Coach Krzyzewski’s Numbers
• The result moved head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s all-time record to 1,053-322 and his record at Duke to 980-263.
• Duke is 48-0 all-time under Krzyzewski when holding opponents to less than 30.0 percent shooting from the field.

Blue Devils on the Glass
• Graduate student Amile Jefferson collected 12 boards, bringing his career total to 766, moving him into 20th on Duke’s all-time career list.
• Duke collected 40 rebounds, the fourth game this season with 40-or-more boards.

Duke’s Offensive Output
• Junior Grayson Allen concluded the game with a career-high 34 points on 12-of-16 (.750) shooting, his fourth 20-point game of the season and the 24th of his career, as well as his fifth career 30-point game. Duke is 20-4 when Allen nets at least 20 points.
• Allen’s 12 made field goals are a career high.
Amile Jefferson recorded 10 points on 4-of-6 (.667) shooting, marking his 10th-straight double-digit scoring game.
• Jefferson’s 10-point, 12-rebound performance marked his sixth double-double of the season and the 14th of his career. Duke is 12-2 when Jefferson posts a double-double.
• The Blue Devils scored a season-high 50 points in the paint against UNLV, bringing their season total to 422 points scored in the lane. Forty-five percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season. Duke has posted at least 30 points in the paint in all 11 games this year.
• Sophomore Luke Kennard connected on 2-of-5 (.400) three-pointers, his 11th straight game with at least one made three.
• Kennard also dished four assists, bringing his season total to 36. Kennard reached 36 assists in the 28th game of last season’s campaign.
• Duke went into the break with a 42-26 lead, the seventh time this season, and the third-straight game, the Blue Devils scored at least 40 points before halftime. Duke is 7-0 when netting at least 40 points in the opening half.
• Duke shot 10-of-22 (.455) from beyond the arc, the best shooting from three-point range for the Blue Devils this season.
• Jefferson contributed five assists, his second five-assist game this year. His 24 assists this season rank fourth on the team this season.

Duke on the Defensive End
• Duke forced UNLV into committing 21 turnovers (including 13 in the first half), the team’s ninth game forcing an opponent into at least 10 turnovers. The Blue Devils are 8-1 in such contests.
• Duke converted UNLV’s 21 turnovers into 22 points. The Blue Devils’ 22 points off turnovers matched the second most of the season.
Luke Kennard registered three steals in the contest, matching a career high.
• Duke held UNLV to just 29.6 percent shooting (16-of-54) from the field, the second time this season a Duke opponent failed to shoot at least 30.0 percent from the floor. Duke is 2-0 this season when holding opponents to under 30.0 percent shooting.
• UNLV scored 45 points, the fewest by a Duke opponent this season, and the lowest score total by Blue Devil opposition since Presbyterian netted 44 Nov. 14, 2014.

Fresh Faces
Jayson Tatum recorded his third straight double-digit scoring game, netting 13 points on 5-of-11 (.455) shooting. Tatum also earned two blocks and three assists, both career highs. Tatum’s two steals also matched a career high.

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