Just raced over to Doug Kingsmore from Littlejohn. I'll have the Brownell video posted shortly. He said he hadn't talked to the doctor yet today about Mitchell but did not sound hopeful that he will play on Sunday. Obviously another huge blow--especially on the offensive side, losing the starting point guard. Duke will also probably be without freshman phenom Marvin Bagley, but I would say it's a bigger loss for the Tigers. Duke still has a great big with their other freshman Carter, and they rolled over a good VT team the other night without Bagley. Grayson Allen has been playing his best basketball of the season the last couple games.
No. 11/12 CLEMSON (20-5, 9-4 ACC) vs. No. 12/10 DUKE (21-5, 9-4 ACC)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 18
Tipoff: 1:06 p.m. ET
Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)
Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)
• Clemson is 31-107 all-time against Duke.
• The Tigers have won two-of-the-last-five matchups with the Blue Devils.
• The Tigers are 23-38 all-time at home against Duke.
• Clemson made it five-straight contests with at least 10-made 3-pointers in a loss to Florida State on Feb. 14.
• Redshirt-junior guard Shelton Mitchell is doubtful after sustaining a concussion toward the end of the Tigers’ contest at Florida State (Feb. 14).
• The Tigers’ leading scorer, Marcquise Reed, tied his career-high with a 25-point effort at Florida State (Feb. 14).
• With the game going to overtime, Reed played a career-high 45 minutes.
• Aamir Simms netted a career-high against Florida State with 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting - making two threes.
• Simms’ four made field goals and two made threes tied a career-best.
• With three more 3-pointers at FSU, Gabe DeVoe is now tied for 11th all-time in the Clemson record book for threes in a career (146). He can enter the top 10 today.
• In the latest KenPom rankings, the Tigers are ranked Nos. 15, 11 and 37 in overall, adjusted defensive efficiency (93.6) and adjusted offensive efficiency (114.7).
• Clemson is ranked for the seventh consecutive week in the AP Top 25 poll (No. 11). Clemson is also ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 12. The highest marks since Feb. 23, 2009.
• Clemson’s RPI checks in at seventh nationally, while their SOS sits 24th.
We are toast if Mitchell doesn't play. I think Brownell is the unluckiest coach on the planet.