19 January 2008


#23 Clemson (14-3) @ #5 Duke (14-1). Saturday, January 19th, 6:00 PM, ESPNHD, XM Radio Channel 192, WCCPFM 104.9 in the upstate (Live feed).

Duke -9

The more you know: Clemson has lost to Duke 21 times in a row, 12 times in a row in Cameron, and has only won twice in history in Cameron Indoor. Last year Duke won with a David McClure last second layup after a highly controversial clock error.

Our Take:

Chili: I'm interested to see how Duke handles Clemson's inside game, lead by Trevor Booker, and how Clemson handles Duke's intense defense and outside game. I also want to see how Clemson's talented freshmen handle the environment at Cameron. I have no doubt in my mind that this will be a close game, as several of Clemson's recent matchups with the Devils have been, but I think Clemson's poor free throw shooting and the pressure of playing in Cameron will take their toll on the Tigers.

Duke 80, Clemson 75

Willy Mac: Clemson is definitely out for blood this time. Sour over a questionable shot clock change the officials made at the end of the game last year, they look to probably control this game much like they did the UNC game. Duke is just as good, if not better than UNC. I think Clemson does control most of this game but the noise and atmosphere should be a big factor. As always, this game comes down to free throws and we suck. I think if Booker plays a smart game we should hang in there till the last second. Also if this thing goes to overtime we lose.

Clemson 86, Duke 89 OT