CUTrevor 2023-01-14 12:53:39

The Tigers are 6-0 for the first time ever in 70 years of ACC basketball, and they have won 10 straight regular season ACC games for the first time ever! They didn't play their best on Wednesday but still beat Louisville 83-70 with Hall in foul trouble most of the game.

Littlejohn should be rocking today with No.24 Duke in town! It will be the first meeting since Coach K's retirement. Duke just beat Pitt at home the other night after trailing much of the game. Perhaps Duke's best player, Jeremy Roach, has been out with an injury and will probably not play today. The Tigers' best 3-point shooter, Alex Hemenway, has missed the last 5 games with an injured heel and will be out again.

Tip is at 5:00 on ACCN, and I'll have live coverage right here!

Thexoach 2023-01-14 15:53:59

Littlejohn is alive and electric for this afternoon showdown between Clemson and Duke. This will be the only regular season meeting between the two teams. Clemson sits all alone in 1st place at 6-0 in the ACC. Duke is 4-2 in conference play.  

Duke is averaging 72.7 points per game
Clemson is averaging 75.8 points per game

Duke could be without Jeremy Roach (Remains To Be Seen)and things will also look different for Duke as Jon Scheyer is now the head coach. Clemson will be looking to go 7-0 in ACC play for the first time in school history.

Clemson will look to PJ Hall who has struggled the last 2 games and Hunter Tyson, who just recorded his 9th double double of the season.

Duke will look to Flipowski inside and his presence on the defensive side of the ball at the rim, Clemson will have to take advantage of 2nd opportunities. 

Its Clemson and Duke coming up. If you don't have the ACC Network, follow us here live for updates

Thexoach 2023-01-14 15:57:24

Garrett Riley Clemson new OC  is in LIttlejohn with Head Coach Dabo Swinney. It is a stripout inside Littlejohn. 

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:07:03

Clemson forces a turnover. PJ Halll with the basket, Tigers draw first blood. Hall is fouled. Tigers showing patience. tigers going inside often and early to PJ. Remember I sad Hall has struggled the last few games and he has all 3 points 2 minutes into the game

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:12:47

Duke has missed all 3 shots so far. Young give Duke ita first points of the game. PJ Hall is warming up. Beadle with the block. 15;44 Tv time out Clemson 5 Duke 2. PJ Hall has all 5 points for the TIgers. Borh reams are still trying to settle into the game. Duke is shooting 16.7 percent, Clemson 33,3 percent. Neither team has hit a shot from behind the 3 point line.

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:17:21

Beadle with the no look pass to MIddlebrooks. Filipowski hits the first 3 of the game for Duke. Tigers lead 7-5 Filipowski with the basket and misses the free throw. We are tied 7-7. Clemson with 4 turnovers.. 13;10 to play first half.

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:22:34

PJ HAll with the basket. Clemson continues to be cold (0-5) from behind the arc. Mitchell with the 2 and once again we are tied 9-9. PJ Hall draws the foul. Chance to retake the lead at the free throw when we come back from a TV timeout. Both teams are still feeling the game and each other out. PJ Hall and Mark Mitchell are  the only ones who has settled in the game leading all scorers with 7 point each.

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:27:14

Clemson shooting 39 percent on the season from 3. so far the Tigers ate 0-5. Duke shoots 32 pecent and is 1 for 2 from behind the arc. PJ Hall makes 1 of 2 free throws. Hall has 10 and this is his 4th straight game with 10 or more points. We are at the halfway point of the first half. Clemson 12 Duke 11.

Chase Hunter on the move with the basket, Duke foul. Chance for a plus one. Hunter completes the 3= point play, Tigers lead by 4.

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 16:33:59

Tigers have not made a 3 and Tyson is scoreless 12 mins in, but the Togers still lead by 2!

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:34:33

We are at the 7;54 mark, Clemson 15 Duke 13

Hunter, Hall and Middlebrooks have scored all the points for the Tigers so far

Filipowski, Young and Mitchell have scored all the points for Duke

PJ Hall with the first 3 of the game for the TIgers

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:39:49

Proctor has 6 straight point. Duke on a 8-0 run has their first lead of the game. Brownell calls timeout. Clemson biggest lead has been 5, Duke leads by 3 at the 4;47 mark, first half. PJ Hall continues to feel it inside. Godfrey and MItchell both have 2 fouls. Proctor with a 3. Duke leads by 4.

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:48:03

Duke is on a 13-2 run.Clemson shooting 1 for 10 from behind the ARC. Even bigger concern, Hunter Tyson is scoreless. Galloway with the 3, their 2nd of the game. Duke responds and PJ Hall with the basket plus 1. 1;33 to play, Tigers within 4 at the TV timeout. 

Thexoach 2023-01-14 16:51:07

Duke had extended its lead to 8 and in the last 3 minutes, Clemson has cut it to 2 with 42.9 to play. Galloway with the silly foul to give Duke 3 shots at the free throw line with 2,1 seconds left. Duke 34 Clemson 30 at the half. 

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:01:17


48.3 percent
37.5 from behind the arc
60 percent from the free throw line

Proctor 9 points
Filipowski 9 Points
Leading scorers for Duke

41.4 percent
18.2 percent from behind the arc
66,7 percent from the free throw line

PJ Hall 18 points
Braden Galloway 5 points
Chase Hunter 3 points

There really isn't much to say. Both teams have struggled on both ends of the court. Hunter Tyson who has been phenomenal the last month has disappeared. The Tigers have been a 2nd half team and will need Hunter Tyson to find his shot if they expect to move to 7-o in ACC play

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:10:37

Fans letting the refs have it after a terrible foul call gave Duke 2 points to end the half. Hall has been incredible with 18 points, but leading scorer Hunter Tyson, who scored 28 on Wednesday, has yet to score.


Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:11:07

Filipowski just picked up his 3rd foul and instead of taking advantage of it, the Tigers turnedit right back over. 7 turnovers for the TIgers. Hunter Tyson with his first basket on the night. Remember in my opening comments I said the Tigers had to take advantage of 2nd chances and the Tigers have done the exact opposite. hunter Tyson has found his way into the game.

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:15:17

Hall with 20 points. Tigers with another turnover.Proctor has 11. Duke leads 42-36 at the 15 minute mark 2nd half. Turnovers, and not being patient with the ball has hurt the TIgers big time.

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:21:53

Duke lead is now at 8. This is the 2nd time Duke has lead by 8 in the game. At some point, the Tigers must figure out a way to control the  defensive side of the court. Tigers within 4. Middlebrooks draws the foul. Duke cant handle Clemson inside. 13;09 to play, Tigers within 2.

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:22:32

Beadle just tied the game, and this place has erupted! Timeout Duke!

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:23:49

Beadle with the left handed kiss off the glass and we are tied. 8-0 run by the Tigers. This is the 2nd time as stated above, that Duke had an 8 point lead and the TIgers answered. The Tigers have done it all on the inside. 

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:28:28

New Offensive Coordinator Garrett Riley just got a standing ovation from the crowd during the timeout!

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:31:52

MIDDLEBROOKS 3 POINT PLAY FOR THE LEAD!!! Refs tried to call a charge but reversed it because the defender was clearly in the restricted arc. Tigers up one with 11:30 left!

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:32:04

That was a great overturn on the call there. Makes you wonder if Coach K would have been on the sideline if the call would have stood. Tigers lead 47-46. 11;28 to play

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:33:33

Duke back up 3 now with 10 mins left.

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:34:03

Ugh second chance layup puts Duke up 5. Brownell calls timeout. Gotta get Hall back in the game!

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:37:05

Hall cuts the lead to one on a nice dish from Ian! Hall has 22!

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:38:37

2nd chance points in favor of Duke at 12-8. Tyson still continues to be cold from outside and beyond the arc. Galloway using the glass. Tigers defensively crashing the boards. PJ Hall with 22, Tigers trail by 1. Proctor with the basket. It seems like every time the Tigers cut into the lead or take the lead, Duke manages to figure out a way to escape. 

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:41:36

Hall cuts the lead to one with 7:30 left! He has 24 to match his number!

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:42:55

GALLOWAY FOR 3!!! Tigers lead by 2 with 6:30 left and this place is nuts!

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:43:57

Galloway drives for a layup! Tigers lead by 4! Duke timeout, and this place is rocking!

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:44:26

7;42 to play in the 2nd half, Duke leads by 3. PJ Hall with 24 points on the night. Braden Galloway for 3, Tigers by 2. Galloway with the bob and weave and Duke take a timeout to talk about it. 5'38 to plav, Clemson 58 Duke 54.

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:46:06

Ugh Duke gets 3 or 4 chances and a layup to cut the lead to 2.

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:47:36

Ugh Galloway misses a couple open 3's. Tigers are just 3-16 from the arc today. That's keeping Duke in it.

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 17:48:20

I'm heading back down to the court. Chris Hamby has the updates the rest of the way with the Tigers up 2 and 4 mins left!

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:51:33

Clemson has given Duke way too many 2nd chance point. 14 to be exact. 

4;32 to play

Duke 42,1 percent
17.6 percent from 3
71.4 free throw

45.3 percent
18.8 percent from 3
77,8 free throw

PJ Hall leads all scorers with 24 points
Filipowski leads Duke with 18 points. He has a double double

Thexoach 2023-01-14 17:56:08

Great hustle and battle on the glass. Giving Clemson a rare 2nd chance and Clemson capitalized. One referee looked like he was going to call a charge and the other referee who called the block, was quick to jump and make the call. Questionable for sure.Galloway on the drive, basket good. Tigers showed patience in that sequence. Tigers lead is 6 with 1'57 to play.

Galloway 17 total points 12 in the 2nd half

Thexoach 2023-01-14 18:01:59

Schiefflin has stepped up today for the TIgers. How many times have we seen that this season. Filipowski with his 4th fouls. PJ Hall at the line. 1;01 to play. Tigers lead 65-59. PJ Hall with the free throw and 26 points. Clemson has held Duke scoreless the last 4;06. Clemson is 47,9 seconds away from moving to 7-0 in conference play. With NC State win over Miami, the rest of the ACC teams have 2 losses.

Thexoach 2023-01-14 18:05:37

fFlipowski had fouled out for Duke.  18 points and 14 rebounds. Hunter Tyson at the line. Tyson with a season low 5 points. Offensive foul on Proctor. Clemson forces the turnover with 30.6 to play. Clemson is going to move to 15-3 on the season 7-0 in ACC play.

Thexoach 2023-01-14 18:17:22

Clemson 72

Duke 62

Clemson held Duke scoreless the last 5'07 in the game.
Clemson now with a 2 game lead over the rest of the ACC

45.8 from the field
17.6 from behind the arc
83.3 at the free throw line

38.7 from the field
15 percent from behind the arc
72.2 at the free throw line

PJ Hall 24 points
Schieffelin 6 points 8 rebounds
Braden Galloway 17 points

Filipowski 18 points ( FOULED OUT)
Proctor 17 points
Young 10 points

CUTrevor 2023-01-14 18:25:06

TIGERS WIN 72-64!!! The historic season continues, and the Tigers are 7-0 in ACC play! They are sure to be ranked next week. Lol Should have been this week.

I'll have post-game interviews and highlights posted shortly!