Jan. 13, 2012
Clemson vs. Duke Game Notes
GAME SETUP 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)
SERIES NOTES 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
QUICK FACTS 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 Booker. 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 Smith made a four-point play against Southern Illinois, while T.J. Sapp 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 Young 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 Jennings 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 Coleman 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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