February 4, 2009
COL BKB: Clemson 74, Duke 47
Trevor Booker scored 21 points Wednesday and No. 10 Clemson limited Duke to 30 percent shooting to crush the third-ranked Blue Devils 74-47.
Clemson won its third straight in the wild Atlantic Coast Conference chase, improved to 11-1 at home and moved into position to challenge for the regular-season league title.
Terrence Oglesby made five three-pointers and scored 17 points for the Tigers (19-2, 5-2 ACC). K.C. Rivers added 11 points and registered seven steals.
Duke, which had won nine straight games at Clemson, was led by Gerald Henderson with 16 points. The Blue Devils (19-3, 6-2) made just 16 field goals and committed 16 turnovers.
After taking over the No. 1 position in the national rankings, Duke has dropped two out of three.
Clemson turned the Duke turnovers into 23 points and the Tigers' bench outscored the Duke reserves 21-9.