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Duke vs. Clemson Game Notes

Gary Trent Jr. | Photo © Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Who: No. 12 Duke (21-5) vs. No. 11 Clemson (20-5)
When: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Clemson, SC / Littlejohn Coliseum
TV: ACC Network

DUKE BLUE DEVILS

Head Coach: Brad Brownell (DePauw ‘91)
Career Record: 311-193 (16th season)
Record at Clemson: 144-108 (8th season)

CLEMSON TIGERS

Head Coach: Brad Brownell (DePauw ‘91)
Career Record: 311-193 (16th season)
Record at Clemson: 144-108 (8th season)

THE SERIES

Overall: 141st meeting; Duke leads, 109-31
In Durham: Duke leads, 62-4
In Clemson: Duke leads, 37-23
At neutral sites: Duke leads, 10-4
Current streak: Duke, W2
Coach K vs. Clemson: 55-13

THE OPENING TIP

  • A key battle between the two teams tied for second in the ACC awaits No. 12 Duke and No. 11 Clemson Sunday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum.
  •  The Blue Devils are looking for their fifth win over a ranked team this season (4-2). Under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, Duke is 221-144 versus ranked teams, including an 80-46 mark versus ranked ACC teams.
  • The Tigers have won four of their last five games, and are spotless at home this season (13-0).
  • Gary Trent, Jr., leads the ACC in three-point shooting — both overall (.460; 74/161) and in ACC play (.505; 46/91). His overall percentage of .460 leads all NCAA freshmen.
  • Trent has made 20 of his last 33 (.606), 42 of his last 71 (.592), and 59 of his last 110 (.536) from three-point range.
  • Trent (74) and Grayson Allen (67) have combined for 141 three-pointers this season, the fourth-best tandem in among major conference teams.
  • Wendell Carter, Jr., is the only player in the nation shooting .600+ from field, .450+ from three and .695+ at the free throw line. He leads the ACC in both overall field goal percentage (.603) and is second in league play (.597).
  • Led by Marvin Bagley III’s 21.2 points, Duke has five averaging in double figures. The Blue Devils have an effective field goal percentage of .573 (13th nationally) and are second in offensive efficiency (126.8).
  • Since KenPom began tracking offensive efficiency in 2002, Duke’s 126.8 rating would be the third-highest on record.
  • Freshman Wendell Carter, Jr., brings a streak of 16 straight double-figure games to Clemson. He is the only ACC player shooting .600+ from the field.