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Men's pregame: Clemson vs. Duke

No. 21 Clemson Tigers (12-2) at No. 7 Duke Blue Devils (11-1)

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C.

TV: Fox Sports (TWC 31/DTV 646/DISH 420)

Radio: ESPN Radio 93.1 FM

Coaches: Oliver Purnell (129-79 in seven seasons at Clemson, 385-270 in 22 seasons overall,); Duke - Mike Krzyzewski (771-216 in 30 seasons at Duke, 844-275 in 35 seasons overall).

WHAT TO WATCH

Clemson and Duke are two of the top three teams in the ACC in both scoring and 3-pointers made per game. The difference could be that while the Tigers have shot 56.7 percent from the field the past three games, they have shot 56.1 percent from the foul line. Only four Clemson players have played in a college game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, where the Tigers have lost 12 in a row.

STARTING LINEUPS

CLEMSON

PG 6-2 Demontez Stitt, Jr. 10.1

G 6-5 Tanner Smith, So. 10.8

F 6-6 David Potter, Sr. 8.1

PF 6-7 Trevor Booker, Sr. 14.8

C 6-8 Devin Booker, Fr. 5.5

DUKE

G 6-2 Nolan Smith, Jr. 18.0

G 6-5 Jon Scheyer, Sr. 18.6

F 6-8 Kyle Singler, Jr. 15.9

F 6-10 Miles Plumlee, So. 7.3

C 6-8 Lance Thomas, Sr. 6.0

BOTTOM LINE

Clemson has matched up well with Duke the past two years, but this year's rotation might rely on too many inexperienced players to count on in front of the Cameron Crazies.

- Paul Strelow

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