Clemson looks to build on momentum at Duke


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Clemson returned to its prime defensive form on Wednesday by giving up only 50 points to Louisville.
Clemson returned to its prime defensive form on Wednesday by giving up only 50 points to Louisville.

Clemson (10-4, 4-4 ACC) heads to Duke (6-5, 4-3) for an early afternoon matchup Saturday.

Tipoff in Cameron Indoor Stadium is set for 12:01 p.m. ET. Doug Sherman and Cory Alexander will call the broadcast for ESPN2. Don Munson and Tim Bourret will broadcast the game on the Clemson Tigers Network.

Despite being only a game over .500, Duke is 10 spots above Clemson in KenPom rating (38th) with a top-50 offense (34) and defense (48). They joined Clemson in snapping three-game losing streaks this week, downing Georgia Tech at home, 75-68, on Tuesday.

The Tigers topped Louisville 54-50 at home on Wednesday.

SERIES HISTORY VS. DUKE

• Clemson is just 4-61 all-time at Duke, with its last victory coming during the 1994-95 season.

• This matchup also marks the first time that Clemson will face off against a Duke team that is not ranked since 1995-96.

• The Tigers defeated the Blue Devils in their last matchup during 2019-20, a 79-72 victory on Jan. 14.

• It marked the first win for Clemson over a Top-3 ranked Duke team since 2008-09.

Clemson rotation/Duke Starting 5

(RV/RV) Clemson Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG

G 0 Clyde Trapp 6-4 203 Sr. Eastover, S.C. 14/14 7.6 5.4 1.6 27.1

F 1 Jonathan Baehre 6-10 214 Sr. Wiesbaden, Germany 14/9 4.8 3.9 1.1 19.5

G 2 Al-Amir Dawes 6-2 180 So. Newark, N.J. 14/13 8.7 2.4 2.0 26.5

G 3 Chase Hunter 6-3.5 204 So. Atlanta, Ga. 14/3 3.0 1.4 0.7 14.4

G 4 Nick Honor 5-10 205 RSo. Orlando, Fla. 14/2 9.2 1.1 2.3 22.8

F 5 Hunter Tyson 6-8 215 Jr. Monroe, N.C. 9/3 6.0 3.8 0.3 14.6

F 10 Olivier-Maxence Prosper 6-8 218 Fr. Montreal, Quebec, Canada 13/3 2.2 1.6 0.3 10.4

G 11 Parker Fox 6-7 212 Jr. Reno, Nev. 3/0 1.3 0.3 0.0 1.5

G 12 Alex Hemenway 6-3.5 185 So. Newburgh, Ind. 14/3 3.9 1.4 0.2 12.8

G 15 John Newman III 6-5 207 Jr. Greensboro, N.C. 13/7 5.2 2.8 1.4 20.8

F 20 O’Neil McBride 6-7 207 So. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 3/0 0.7 0.3 0.0 1.5

G 21 Wells Hoag 6-3 199 Jr. Greenville, S.C. 3/0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5

C 22 Lynn Kidd 6-10.5 235 Fr. Gainesville, Fla. 6/0 1.3 0.8 0.2 4.7

F 24 PJ Hall 6-10 235 Fr. Spartanburg, S.C. 13/0 4.6 2.3 0.0 11.4

F 25 Aamir Simms 6-8.5 245 Sr. Palmyra, Va. 14/14 12.0 5.9 2.4 26.9

(--/--) Duke Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG

G 2 DJ Steward 6-2 163 Fr. Chicago, Ill. 11/9 13.6 4.6 2.2 32.5

G 3 Jeremy Roach 6-1 175 Fr. Leesburg, Va. 11/8 9.1 2.5 2.8 28.9

F 0 Wendell Moore Jr. 6-5 216 So. Charlotte, N.C. 11/5 7.3 3.8 1.6 23.7

F 1 Jalen Johnson 6-9 220 Fr. Milwaukee, Wis. 8/6 12.4 7.4 2.1 22.1

F 21 Matthew Hurt 6-9 235 So. Rochester, Minn. 11/11 19.2 8.2 1.4 33.5

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