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HALF: #15 Duke 46, Clemson 31

HALF: #15 Duke 46, Clemson 31

Kelly’s 3-Point Stance:

  1. Record Book: Senior Nikki Dixon scored nine points in the first half, moving into 7th on Clemson’s all-time scoring list and surpassing the 1,500 career points milestone.
  2. Dynamic Duo: The duo of Shelbie Davenport and Tiffany Lewis led the Tiger offense in the first half, combining for 20 points and knocking down four three pointers.
  3. Charity Stripe: Clemson shot an impressive 7-7 from the free throw line in the first half. Clemson is 17-18 over last two games, and 80-99 over last five contests

Fun Fact of the First Half:Senior point guard Chelsea Lindsay is from Durham, N.C. and is playing in front of a hometown crowd this afternoon in Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Keys to Victory:

  1. The Tigers committed 12 turnovers in the first half. Clemson has to take care of the ball in the second half, as Duke has scored 20 points in the first half off of Tiger turnovers.
  2. Clemson put the Blue Devils on the free throw line 14 times in the first half. The Tigers need to stop fouling the Blue Devils and giving Duke easy scoring opportunities from the charity stripe.
  3. Clemson has got to do a better job defending Duke’s Rebecca Greenwell and Elizabeth Williams. The inside-out duo has combined for 23 points in the first half for the Blue Devils.