Clemson basketball vs Duke preview

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Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012

City: Clemson, SC

Time: 6:02 PM

Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity - play-by-play, Tim Bourret - color)

TV: ESPNU (Jon Sciambi - play-by-play, Hubert Davis - color; Allison Williams - sideline)


Overall: Duke leads 103-29

at Clemson: Duke leads 37-21

at Littlejohn: Duke leads 23-17

at Duke: Duke leads 58-4

at Neutral: Duke leads 8-4

First Meeting: Duke, 46-12, in 1925-26

Last Meeting: Duke, 70-59, in 2010-11

Streak: Duke has won three straight


• Clemson and Duke meet for the 133rd time in the series on Sunday. The Blue Devils own a wide lead in the series, but it has been competitive over the years at Littlejohn Coliseum. Duke is 23-17 versus Clemson in Littlejohn.

• The Tigers last defeated the Blue Devils in 2008-09 behind Trevor BookerTrevor Booker
#35 6-7, 240
Whitmire, SC

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. Clemson won 74-47, Duke’s worst loss since the 1990 National Championship game against UNLV.

• Duke has won three straight in the series and 25 of the last 27 meetings between the two schools.

• Clemson owns 13 wins over Duke teams that were ranked in the top 25 at the time of the meeting. That is the most top-25 wins for the Tigers versus one school.

• Clemson has held three straight opponents and 10 overall this season to less than 60 points. The Tigers are 8-2 this season when holding the opposition to less than 60.

• Clemson has converted a pair of four-point plays this season, the first time since the 2005-06 season the Tigers have made more than one in the same year. Tanner SmithTanner Smith
Sr. Guard
#5 6-5, 210
Alpharetta, GA

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made a four-point play against Southern Illinois, while T.J. SappT.J. Sapp
Fr. Guard
#1 6-3, 190
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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converted in Clemson’s most recent game at Boston College.

• Clemson has collected 32 steals over the past three games, an average of over 10 per game.

Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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needs just one trifecta Sunday to pass Shawan Robinson for fifth place on Clemson’s career leader list for three-point goals. The two are tied with 203 career threes.

• Young will be presented a ball prior to lineup introductions commemorating his achievements as a member of Clemson’s 1,000 career point club.

Milton JenningsMilton Jennings
Jr. Forward
#24 6-9, 225
Summerville, SC

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is averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds over his last two outings and has blocked at least one shot in four consecutive games.

• Tanner Smith has had three or more steals in four of Clemson’s last six games, and five times overall this season.

• After playing just 27 minutes over Clemson’s first 14 games this season, freshman guard Devin ColemanDevin Coleman
Fr. Guard
#15 6-2, 200
Philadelphia, PA

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has logged 18 minutes in the last two games alone.

• Former Clemson great Terrell McIntyre, who was named to the school’s all-time team as part of the 100th anniversary celebration, will be an honorary captain Sunday. He is No. 2 in Clemson history in points, assists and three-point goals.

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