Clemson Basketball Preview vs. #18 Duke


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Clemson Basketball Preview vs. #18 Duke

GAMEDAY SETUP

CLEMSON (13-10, 3-8) vs. DUKE (19-5, 7-4)

Date: Saturday, Feb. 11

Tipoff: 1 p.m. ET

Arena: Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)

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

TV: ACCN (Wes Durham-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)

• Clemson returns to the road to take on 18th-ranked Duke; the program is in search of its first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.

• The Tigers have defeated Duke two of the last three seasons, 72-59 in Clemson in 2013-14 and 68-63 in Greenville in 2015-16.

• A win Saturday would give Clemson a third ACC road win for a fourth consecutive season. That has never been accomplished in school history.

• Clemson has nine wins over top-25 teams under Brad Brownell's watch, seven of which have come against ACC foes.

SERIES HISTORY

CU Series W-L record: Duke leads 106-31

Streak: Clemson won the most recent meeting

TIGER TRACKS

• Clemson has scored 80 or more points in nine games this season, most since the 2009-10 season.

• Two active Tiger players have at least 100 career steals. Marcquise Reed hit the century mark with three against Syracuse, joining Avry Holmes (105).

• Reed, who is coming off a career-best six assists against the Orange, has played Duke before as a freshman at Robert Morris. He scored 22 in an NCAA Tournament game against the Blue Devils.

• Jaron Blossomgame moved to ninth place in Clemson history in career scoring after a 20-point effort against Syracuse; it was his 20th career ACC game with at least 20 points. Only Butch Zatezalo (1967-70) and Bill Yarborough (195-57) have more 20-point ACC games in Clemson history.

• Shelton Mitchell has averaged six assists per game over Clemson's last five, and still ranks third in league games in assist-to-turnover ratio. Mitchell posted eight assists without a turnover in 33 minutes against Syracuse.

• Sidy Djitte has recorded consecutive double-figure rebound totals.

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