As a Team • The Blue Devils moved to 15-4 overall, 3-3 against ACC opponents and 18-6 when facing Miami, with Saturday’s result. Duke is also 14-5 against Miami since the Hurricanes joined the ACC. • Duke’s record when competing against Miami at home is now 9-2. • Duke used the starting lineup of Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson for the third time this season and owns a 3-0 record with those five players on the floor to start the game. • The Blue Devils moved to 10-4 all-time when competing as the 18th-ranked team in the nation. • Duke scored 70+ points against Miami for the 20th time in 24 meetings between the two teams.
Duke on the Glass • Graduate student Amile Jefferson brought down a team-high 12 rebounds, the first time a Blue Devil collected double-digit boards since freshman Harry Giles posted a 12-rebound effort against Georgia Tech Jan. 4. • Duke moved to 9-1 this season and 34-3 all-time when Jefferson leads the Blue Devils in rebounds.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Sophomore Luke Kennard connected on 3-of-8 (.375) attempts from the floor, including 1-of-3 (.333) from beyond the arc, his 22nd consecutive game with at least one three-pointer (dating back to last season). Kennard’s active streak of 22 games leads the ACC. Kennard is shooting 28-of-55 (.509) from three-point range over the team’s last 11 games. • Grayson Allen scored seven points, bringing his career total to 1,190. Allen’s 1,190 points rank 47th on Duke’s all-time scorers list. • Senior Matt Jones scored 13 points on 5-of-7 (.714) shooting, including 3-of-5 (.600) from beyond the arc. Jones has hit at least three three-pointers in five games this season. • Duke’s bench scored 31 points, the fourth time this season the Blue Devil bench scored at least 30 points. • The Blue Devils scored 34 points in the paint against Miami, bringing their season total to 644 points scored in the lane. Forty-one percent of Duke’s points have come in the paint this season.
Duke on the Defensive End • Duke’s defense forced the Hurricanes into committing 18 turnovers, the team’s 16th game causing an opponent to turn the ball over at least 10 times. • Duke converted Miami’s 18 turnovers into 31 points, a season high. Duke’s previous season high stood at 29, coming against Boston College (Jan. 7). • Matt Jones registered three steals, his sixth game this season with at least three steals. • After allowing the Hurricanes to score 36 points in the first half, Duke held Miami to just 22 second-half points. Miami’s 22 second-half points are the third fewest points scored after the break by a Duke opponent this season. • Duke held Miami’s bench scoreless, the first time an opponent’s bench failed to score a point this season.
Fresh Faces • Jayson Tatum recorded his 11th straight double-digit scoring game, netting 14 points. • Freshman Marques Bolden netted a career-high eight points on 4-of-6 (.667) shooting. Bolden also brought down three offensive rebounds, matching a career high. • Freshman Frank Jackson posted a team-high four assists, tying a career high. Jackson led the Blue Devils in assists for the second time this season and the first time since the team’s season-opener against Marist (Nov. 11).