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Clemson vs. Duke postgame notes

Clemson vs. Duke postgame notes

  • Clemson defeated the sixth-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday, the program’s fourth straight ACC win.

  • The Tigers’ win was their second straight over a ranked opponent. It is the first time Clemson has beaten top-25 teams in consecutive games since 1989 when the Tigers ended the ACC regular season with wins over Duke and Georgia Tech.

  • The win over Duke was Clemson’s first against a top-10 ranked team since a victory over the third-ranked Blue Devils on Feb. 4, 2009.

  • Wednesday’s win was Clemson’s sixth over a top-25 team under coach Brad Brownell. Five of the six have come against ACC competition, and two have been versus Duke (2014).

  • The win was the program’s 11th win over a top-10 Duke team.

  • Clemson won its second straight home game over the Blue Devils for the first time since the program won three in a row in Littlejohn Coliseum from 1995-97.

  • Clemson has a four-game ACC winning streak in consecutive years. Last season, the Tigers won four in a row from January 24 through February 4.

  • Donte Grantham scored 16, his highest output in an ACC game since a game against Syracuse on Jan. 17, 2015.

  • Grantham made three three-point goals. The Tigers are now 7-1 when the sophomore forward makes at least three in a game.

  • Landry Nnoko scored 12, the third time in his career he has posted double figures against the Blue Devils.

  • Nnoko produced his second double-double in Clemson’s last three games, and his second career double-double versus Duke.

  • Nnoko’s 13 rebounds Wednesday were a season high. He had more offensive rebounds (5) than Duke did as a team.

  • Nnoko blocked four shots, moving into sole possession of seventh in Clemson’s career records with 182.

  • Jaron Blossomgame matched a career high with eight made free throws, going perfect in eight attempts.

  • Jordan Roper had nine assists against only one turnover in playing all 40 minutes. The senior guard now holds a 73-21 career assist-turnover ratio this season.

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