No. 7 Duke Continues to Own Clemson

Blue Devils pull away in second half against clumsy No. 24 Tigers
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 19, 2008 10:14 PM CST
Duke's Kyle Singler slaps the floor as he cheers for his team from the sideline in the second half of a basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Duke won 93-80 over Clemson. (AP Photo/Sara...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 7 Duke used 24 points from DeMarcus Nelson to beat No. 24 Clemson for the 22nd straight time, 93-80, Saturday, reports the Associated Press. The Blue Devils (15-1, 3-0 ACC) blew a 12-point first-half lead, but eventually blew the Tigers (14-4, 2-2) away to raise their record to 54-4 against Clemson in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Clemson held a 42-26 rebounding edge, but 21 turnovers sunk the Tigers as Duke scored 37 points off those errors. Kyle Singler also had 17 points for Duke and Gerald Henderson had 16 in the Blue Devils fifth straight win. The Tigers, who haven't won in Cameron since 1995, were led by KC Rivers' 16 points.