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NCAA Game Summary - Clemson at Duke



(Tuesday, January 8th)

Final Score: (1) Duke 68, Clemson 40

Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Quinn Cook collected a career-high 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting, as top-ranked Duke ripped Clemson, 68-40, at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Ryan Kelly added 12 points before sitting out the second half with a right leg injury, while Mason Plumlee contributed eight points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils (15-0, 2-0 ACC), who next face NC State on the road this Saturday.

"Ryan hurt his foot. We don't know the extent. He'll have to do a cat scan, x- rays and all that," said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "We are hopeful that it is not real serious. For precautionary reasons we felt that it was not good to play him in the second half."

Devin Booker totaled 12 points and a game-best 15 rebounds for the Tigers (8-6, 0-2), who seek their first conference victory against Virginia four days from now.

Clemson came out shooting cold, and Duke took advantage, going up 16-6 just past the midway point of the first half thanks to a pair of triples from Kelly bookending a trey from Cook.

Kelly's layup extended the lead to 21-8 a short time later, and Duke took a 25-10 advantage to the break thanks to 12 percent efficiency (3-of-25) by the visitors.

Cook's layup early in the second half made it 34-14, and Clemson finally tightened up defensively, though it was only able to reduce its deficit to 14, at 46-32 on two free throws from Adonis Filer.

Duke took control once more, opening up a 57-37 edge within the next five minutes after a three-point play from Amile Jefferson and cruised the rest of the way.

"I am proud of the way our guys competed. I know the first half was really ugly," said Clemson head coach Brad Brownell. "We couldn't score; we missed a bunch of shots, which I think makes our defense play even better because you are constantly in a transition situation. To hold them to 25 in the first half, I thought our guys really competed and got off to a good start in the first half."

Game Notes

Duke has won five in a row over Clemson and 104 of the 133 all-time meetings ... Clemson's 40 points were a season low, six less than it scored in a 69-46 setback to Coastal Carolina on Dec. 19 ... The Tigers ended up making 15-of-53 field goals (28.3 percent) for the game.

01/09 00:57:44 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 4
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
DET 2
CWS 1
Final
CHC 4
SDP 5
Final
PIT 6
MIL 3
Final
WAS 7
PHI 2
Final
TOR 7
ATL 8
Final
BOS 3
BAL 2
Final
NYM 4
MIA 1
Final
TAM 4
NYY 5
Final
MIN 3
CLE 2
Final
HOU 3
ANA 6
Final
KAN 6
OAK 4
Final
STL 6
CIN 1
Final
LOS 7
COL 3
Final
SEA 1
TEX 3
Final
SFG 0
ARI 9
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WAS
PHI
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
2:10pm Today
MIN
CLE
 
2:15pm Today
STL
CIN
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
SDP
 
4:05pm Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
KAN
OAK
 
9:05pm Tonight
SFG
ARI
 
9:10pm Tonight
LOS
COL
 
9:10pm Tonight
SEA
TEX
 
12:30pm Today
TOR
WAS
 
3:30pm Today
GSW
NOP
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
MIL
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
DAL
 
Final
WAS 4
NYI 3
Final
MON 3
OTT 2
Final
NAS 6
CHI 2
Final
VAN 4
CAL 1
3:00pm Today
TAM
DET
 
3:00pm Today
STL
MIN
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYR
PIT
 
10:30pm Tonight
ANA
WIN
 
Final
DUR 4
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR