As a Team • Following Saturday’s results, the Blue Devils moved to 20-5 overall, 8-4 against ACC opponents. Duke’s record while facing Clemson in Cameron now sits at 59-4. With its 20th victory Saturday, Duke has now won 20 or more games 52 times in program history, including 21 consecutive seasons. • Duke used the starting lineup of Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard, Matt Jones, Jason Tatum and Amile Jefferson for the second straight game and sixth time this season. The Blue Devils are 6-0 this season with those five players on the floor to start the game. • The Blue Devils moved to 11-4 all-time when competing as the 18th-ranked team in the nation.
Krzyzewski by the Numbers • With the 64-62 victory, head coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 502nd career win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Saturday’s result moved Krzyzewski’s all-time coaching record to 1,063-326, while his record at Duke now sits at 990-267.
Duke on the Glass • Graduate student Amile Jefferson brought down nine rebounds, bringing his career total to 860. Jefferson sits five rebounds away from tying Art Heyman for 14th on Duke’s all-time rebounds list. • With two offensive rebounds, Jefferson’s career offensive boards total moved to 334, the fifth-most in program history. Jefferson is now four offensive rebounds shy of tying Shane Battier for fourth on the program’s all-time list. • Duke moved to 11-1 this season and 36-3 all-time when Jefferson leads the Blue Devils in rebounds.
Duke’s Offensive Output • Sophomore Luke Kennard scored a game-high 25 points, marking the ninth time this season he’s led the Blue Devils in scoring. • Kennard also recorded double-digit points for the ninth-straight contest and 24th time this season while surpassing 20 points for the second straight game and 13th time in 2016-17. • After shooting 2-of-7 from the floor with five points in the first half, Kennard went 5-of-8 in the second half for 20 points. Kennard scored 15 straight Duke points from 12:11 to 4:41 in the second half. • For the game, Kennard connected on 7-of-16 (.438) attempts from the floor, including 4-of-8 (.500) from beyond the arc, his 28th consecutive game with at least one three-pointer (dating back to last season). Kennard’s active streak of 28 games leads the ACC. In addition, Kennard connected on three or more 3-pointers for the ninth time this season. • Saturday’s game marked the first time all season Duke had just one double-figure scorer. • Junior Grayson Allen scored eight points, bringing his career total to 1,297. Allen’s 1,297 points rank 42nd on Duke’s all-time scorers list. • Allen dished out a game-high five assists to record his seventh game of the season with five or more assists. • Duke hit 11-of-26 (.423) 3-pointers while Clemson connected on 2-of-9 (.222) from behind the arc. Duke moved to 8-1 this season when shooting 40 percent or better from behind the arc.
Duke on the Defensive End • Duke’s defense limited Clemson to 5-of-28 (.179) from the floor and 0-for-5 from beyond the arc in the first half. Clemson’s 17.9 percent first half shooting percentage marked the lowest for a Duke opponent in any half this season. • Up two points with 14 seconds remaining, Duke did not allow Clemson to get a shot off to preserve the victory.
Duke vs. Clemson • Saturday’s result moved Duke to 54-13 all-time against Clemson with Mike Krzyzewski as the head coach, including a 30-2 mark in Cameron Indoor Stadium.