Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 3 Duke looks to give Clemson its sixth straight loss to ranked opponents. Clemson’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 11 Virginia Tech Hokies 59-51 on Feb. 9, 2019. Duke easily beat Wake Forest by 31 at home in its last outing.
YOUTH MOVEMENT: Duke has benefited heavily from its freshmen. Vernon Carey Jr., Matthew Hurt, Cassius Stanley and Wendell Moore Jr. have collectively accounted for 55 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 57 percent of all Blue Devils points over the team’s last five games.
ACC ADVANCEMENT: The Blue Devils have given up just 59.4 points per game to Atlantic Coast opponents so far. That’s an improvement from the 63.6 per game they allowed against non-conference competition.