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#17 Tigers Travel to Durham to Face Tenth-Ranked Duke on Thursday

#17 Tigers Travel to Durham to Face Tenth-Ranked Duke on Thursday

Jan. 23, 2007

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Series NotesOverall: Duke Leads, 97-27at Duke: Duke leads 55-4at Cameron: Duke leads 52-4at Clemson: Duke leads 34-20at Littlejohn: Duke leads 21-16at Neutral: Duke leads 8-3Last Year: Duke, 87-77 at ClemLast CU Win: 86-82 (OT), 1-7-97Last CU Win at Duke: 75-70, 1-4-95Duke Streak: 19 in row overall, 9 in row at Duke

Quick Facts • Clemson enters this game at Duke with an 18-2 record, the first time Clemson has won 18 of its first 20 games since 1986-87 and just the second time in school history.

• Clemson has lost 19 consecutive games to Duke with the last victory coming at Clemson by an 86-82 score in overtime on January 7, 1997. Clemson has not won at Cameron Indoor Stadium since January 4, 1995 when the Tigers were victorious 75- 70.Clemson has lost nine straight games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

• Clemson has won just twice at Duke since the 1976- 77 season and just four times in history. In addition to the 1994-95 season victory, the Tigers won at Duke by a 77-76 score in 1983-84, the final ACC regular season game of Bill Foster’s career. Each of Clemson’s two victories at Duke in the last 29 seasons have been over ranked Duke teams. Duke was 15th in AP in 1984 and 9th in 1995.

• Clemson is ranked 17th by USA Today and 19th by AP this week, the fifth consecutive week the Tigers have been ranked in the top 25 of both polls.

• Clemson has a 7-1 record away from home this season and averages 80.0 points per game. Clemson has shot 46 percent from the field at home and 49.3 percent away from home this season.

• James Mays has scored at least 14 points in six straight games and has averaged 16.2 points per game during that six-game streak.

• Cliff Hammonds is coming off a 5-6 three-point shooting performance against Boston College and has made 10 of his last 22 three-point shots. He has at least one three-point goal in 11 straight games.

• Clemson has won four of its first six ACC games for the first time since 1996-97 and for just the seventh time in school history. A win at Duke would make Clemson 5-2 in the ACC for the fifth time in history.

• Clemson has two ACC road wins in the bank so far this year, wins at Florida State and NC State. Clemson has not won three ACC road games in the same year since 1996-97 (4-4) and has done it just three times in the last 29 years.

• A victory at Duke would give Clemson two road wins in the North Carolina Triangle for just the third time in history. The only other years it has happened were in 1976-77 and 1994-95.

• Clemson has won the points off turnover statistic in 19 of its 20 games this season.

• Vernon Hamilton has 42 steals and just 24 fouls so far this season. His runningmate in the backcourt, Cliff Hammonds has 37 steals and just 27 turnovers.

• Clemson defeated Boston College, 74-54 in its most recent game, just the second Clemson ACC win by at least 20 points in the last six years.