Clemson Basketball Preview vs. #18 Duke
|Friday, February 10, 2017, 12:40 PM-|
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.
CU Series W-L record: Duke leads 106-31
Streak: Clemson won the most recent meeting
• 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.