Duke is blowing away the competition without its best player

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski hasn't coached with a full roster so far, yet the Blue Devils are 9-1. Michael Reaves/Getty Images

NEW YORK -- It was the first time all season that Mike Krzyzewski had a near-complete allotment of players, enough depth to withstand foul trouble without having to toss in players whom, frankly, he'd prefer not to insert in the game.

Grayson Allen, the preseason Wooden Award favorite, was a virtual nonfactor in the Blue Devils' 84-74 victory over Florida on Tuesday. He finished with just six points on 2-of-10 shooting and still looked like a shell of himself, hindered by a toe injury that has taken away his explosiveness and ability to get to the basket and finish.

Jayson Tatum, the third-ranked player in the freshman class, was still shaking off the rust in just the second game of his college career after dealing with a foot injury of his own. There were times, especially in the second half, when he looked the part of a lottery pick -- but others when his timing was off because of an excess of time spent on the sidelines. Marques Bolden, also playing his second game, was relegated to the bench after two fouls in two minutes.