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No. 5 Duke beats No. 21 Florida 84-74 in Jimmy V Classic

Almost everybody in Madison Square Garden was impressed with the game Amile Jefferson had for No. 5 Duke.

Nobody appreciated it more than Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Jefferson set career highs with 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead Duke to an 84-74 victory over No. 21 Florida on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.

"Amile played one of the great games," Krzyzewski said. "God bless him. He was fantastic."

Luke Kennard scored 29 points and freshman Jayson Tatum added 22 for the Blue Devils (9-1), whose only loss was to Kansas on this same court in the Champions Classic in November.

Krzyzewski also praised Kennard, who...

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