Clemson Basketball preview vs. Duke


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GAME SETUP

CLEMSON (10-6, 3-1 ACC) vs. No. 6 DUKE (14-2, 3-0 ACC)

Date: Wednesday, January 13

Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET

Arena: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,987)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen-pbp; LaPhonso Ellis-color)

• Clemson welcomes the defending NCAA Tournament champion Duke Blue Devils to Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Wednesday; it is the first time the Tiger program has played the defending champ at home since Jan. 23, 2010. That night, the Tigers took down 12th-ranked North Carolina by a score of 83-64 in Littlejohn Coliseum.

• The Tigers have won three straight ACC games, including Sunday when Clemson knocked off No. 16 Louisville, 66-62.

SERIES HISTORY

CU Series W-L record: Duke leads 106-30

Streak: Duke has won the last two meetings

TIGER TRACKS

• The win over Louisville gave the Clemson program a win over a school coached by a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame for a third straight season. The Tigers previously beat Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke in 2014 and Jim Boeheim’s Syracuse team in 2015.

• Clemson is in search of a second straight win over a top-25 team, a feat that has not been achieved by the program since March 1 and 4, 1989. That season, the Tigers beat No. 9 Duke and No. 25 Georgia Tech in back to back games to conclude the ACC regular season.

• The Tigers made 32 free throws in the win over Louisville, most by a Brad Brownell coached team in 179 games.

Avry Holmes has scored double figures in eight of Clemson’s last 10 games. He is averaging 11.9 points per game over that stretch. Holmes has made at least one three-pointer in every game but one this season.

Jaron Blossomgame surpassed 800 career points in the win over Louisville. Both he and Jordan Roper are active Tigers with at least 800 points.


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