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Duke vs. Clemson Game Notes

Jayson Tatum | Photo: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

#18/19 Duke (19-5, 7-4) vs. Clemson (13-10, 3-8)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 // 1 p.m. ET // ACC Network
Durham, N.C. // Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Record 19-5 (7-4 ACC)
Rankings (AP/Coaches) 18/19
Last Game W, 86-78 vs. No. 8 North Carolina (2/9/17)
Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Army, ‘69)
Career Record 1,062-326/42nd Season
Duke Record 989-267/37th Season

CLEMSON TIGERS

Record 13-10 (3-8 ACC)
Rankings (AP/Coaches) NR/NR
Last Game L, 81-82 vs. Syracuse (2/7/17)
Head Coach Brad Brownell (DePauw, ‘91)
Career Record 287-182/15th Season
Clemson Record 120-97/7th Season

THE OPENING TIP

• No. 18 Duke will look to win its fifth in a row and sweep its three-game homestand when it hosts Clemson on Saturday afternoon.

• Duke has utilized nine different starting lineups this season. No starting lineup combination has played more than five games together.

• On average, Duke outscores opponents by 9.2 points from three-point territory and 5.4 points from the free throw line.

• Led by Luke Kennard (19.8), Duke is one of three major-conference teams with three players averaging at 15.0+ points (also Arizona State and UCLA).

• Kennard ranks second in the ACC with an average of 34.8 minutes per game. Despite the workload, he ranks third in the ACC in scoring and second with a .532 field goal percentage.

• Grayson Allen has eclipsed the 20-point mark in each of Duke’s last three games, averaging 22.3 per game over that stretch.

• Jayson Tatum’s average of 16.0 points per game is on pace to rank sixth among freshmen in Duke history. He has a chance to become just the fifth freshman under Coach K to average at least 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds.

• Duke’s best perimeter defender, Matt Jones also ranks third in the ACC in steals (1.7) and accounts for nearly a third of Duke’s steals on the season.

• Duke is 10-1 this season and 35-3 in his career when Amile Jefferson has a team-high in rebounds.