Tuesday ACC Hoops Recap

Posted by J.J. Greenstein on January 8, 2013 under ACC Basketball | Comments are off for this article

No. 1 Duke 68, Clemson 40

Quinn Cook scored a career-high 27 points for Duke (15-0, 2-0 ACC) as they stifled Clemson (8-6, 0-2 ACC) with their pressure defense, holding the Tigers to just 10 points in the first half (their lowest scoring first half in 12 years). Devin Booker led the Tigers with 12 points and 15 rebounds but it was nowhere near enough to make this a competitive game. **Duke forward Ryan Kelly left the game with a right ankle injury early in the second half and did not return. His status is undetermined for Duke’s game Saturday at NC State.

Stat fact: The 10 points allowed in the first half against the Tigers was the fewest points allowed in a half against an ACC team for Duke since February 24, 1979, when they shut out rival North Carolina in the first half.

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