The Duke Blue Devils are heating up as conference play begins in the ACC. However, they’ll hit the road for a challenging trip to Clemson to face the Tigers on Wednesday.
The Blue Devils are coming off an 82-58 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies and are now 14-2 SU and 3-0 in ACC play. Duke’s Marshall Plumlee had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the home victory, while Brandon Ingram added 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. Duke jumped to a 50-23 lead by halftime. The Blue Devils are rounding into form quickly, but Wednesday will be a difficult test.
The Clemson Tigers moved to 10-6 SU and 3-1 in ACC play with a 66-62 win at home over the Louisville Cardinals, making it their third consecutive win. Jaron Blossomgame led the way with 17 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers, who shot just 32.6% from the field and was outrebounded 53-31. They played some tough defense with 17 forced turnovers.
Duke has dominated this ACC rivalry, winning seven of the last eight meetings. The Tigers’ last win in this series came in January 2014, when they beat the Blue Devils 72-59 at home. Tip-off is at 7 PM ET.