Sunday, December 21, 2014
Clemson Hosts Duke Saturday
CLEMSON (10-4 overall, 1-1 ACC) vs. No. 16/13 DUKE (12-3, 1-1 ACC)
Tipoff: 2:05 p.m.
Tickets: Sold Out
Radio: CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)
Clemson looks to rebound from a 56-41 loss to Florida State in its home ACC opener less than 48 hours later. The Tigers committed a season-high 18 turnovers in Thursday's loss.
Saturday's game is the first of three conference games this season for Clemson that will come on a two-day turnaround.
The Tigers are looking for their first win over Duke since 2009, when they knocked off the No. 4 Blue Devils at home, 74-47.
CU Series W-L record: Duke leads 104-29
Streak: Duke has won the last five meetings
Since consecutive Clemson wins over Duke in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, the Blue Devils have reeled off five straight victories in the series.
Clemson owns just 29 victories all-time against Duke, but 21 have come at home and 17 inside Littlejohn Coliseum.
Prior to Saturday's game, Iker Iturbe will receive his framed No. 15 jersey in a special Senior Day ceremony - 16 years after his senior season. He was eligible to return for the 1998-99 season, but turned professional and never enjoyed a Senior Day.
Clemson has held both of its first two ACC opponents to 60 points or less.
The Tigers are shooting 77.5 percent as a team from the free throw line, best in the ACC and fourth-best in the nation this season.
Clemson's K.J. McDaniels and Duke's Jabari Parker both rank among the ACC's top 10 players in points per game, rebounds per game and field goal percentage. McDaniels leads the conference with 2.9 blocked shots per game and also ranks fourth in free throw accuracy (.867).
Wind: 7 MPH
Humidity: 63 %