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MBB: Clemson to face No. 3 Duke on Tuesday night

January 14, 2020
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SETTING THE SCENE BETWEEN THE TIGERS AND BLUE DEVILS

• The Clemson Tigers are coming off of one of its most historic victories in program history, snapping a 59-game losing streak in Chapel Hill when it hosts Duke. Tipoff from Littlejohn Coliseum is slated for 7:01 p.m. ET.

• The contest will be televised on ESPN with Dan Schulman, Jon Crispin and Brooke Weisbrod calling the action courtside, while Don Munson and Tim Bourret will call the action on the radio waves. The radio call will be available on the Clemson Tigers Network and Tunein.com.

• Live stats will be provided on ClemsonTigers.com and Twitter updates will be available on Clemson’s official account (@ClemsonMBB).

CLEMSON BASKETBALL HEADLINES

• Clemson will look to win its third-straight conference game and snap a four-game losing streak to Duke in the process.

• On Monday, Aamir Simms was named Co-ACC Player of the Week following his performance at North Carolina.

• Clemson snapped its 59-game losing streak in Chapel Hill on Jan. 11 with a 79-76 overtime victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels.

• It marked the Tigers’ first-ever win in Chapel Hill in 60 tries and over 95 years dating back to the 1925-26 season.

• With the victory, Head Coach Brad Brownell tied Cliff Ellis for the all-time wins mark in Clemson history (177).

• Clemson overcame a 13-point deficit toward the end of the first half, and also a 10-point deficit with just 2:08 remaining in regulation to force overtime and claim victory in the extra period.

• Aamir Simms led the Tigers with a “Quintuple Leadership” - leading Clemson with 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four blocks and three steals. Simms scored the final 10 points of regulation to force overtime and scored or assists on six-of-nine overtime points.

• The Tigers have been bitten by the injury bug in 2019 and have had many key players miss time due to injuries, including preseason projected starters Clyde Trapp and Jonathan Baehre and in-season starter Chase Hunter.

• Three-of-the-five injured Tigers have missed at least 10 games this season.

• For much of the season, the Tigers have had as few as eight scholarship players active in games. The Tigers have had players miss a total of 43 games this season.

 
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