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Sport Clemson gets rare ACC double in 79-72 win over No. 3 Duke

04:55  15 january  2020
04:55  15 january  2020 Source:   ap.org

Clemson gets rare ACC double in 79-72 win over No. 3 Duke

  Clemson gets rare ACC double in 79-72 win over No. 3 Duke Clemson shot over 56 percent from the field, and forced 15 Duke turnovers as the Tigers upset the Blue Devils 79-72. Check out the highlights from Clemson's first win over an AP Top 5 opponent since 2001 here!

The unranked Tigers upset No . 3 Duke 79 - 72 on Tuesday night, capping off a perfect 3-0 run the last 10 days that included wins over NC State and North Carolina and culminated with the The Tigers (9-7) improve to 3-3 in ACC play with their third consecutive win after an 0-3 start within the league.

Harry Giles picked up three fouls in no time and was limited to five minutes. Clemson got hot and Duke went and with 2:51 left, The Tiger had cut the lead down to 69-68 on a pair for free With the win , Duke moves on to a 2:00 rematch with Louisville Thursday. In the regular season matchup Duke

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson gave its weary fans something to celebrate a night after losing the national championship game in football, getting a career-high 25 points from Aamir Simms in a 79-72 upset of No. 3 Duke on Tuesday night.

It was the highest-profile upset for the Tigers since beating No. 1 North Carolina on their home court in February 2001. And just like that day, students rushed the court at Littlejohn Coliseum.

BOX SCORE:  CLEMSON 79, NO. 3 DUKE 72

TV audience up slightly from last year for CFP championship

  TV audience up slightly from last year for CFP championship LSU's national championship game victory against Clemson drew nearly 26 million viewers to ESPN, up slightly from last year's final. ESPN said Tuesday that viewership for the three-game College Football Playoff increased 4% from last season, when Clemson beat Alabama in the championship. The network's championship game megacast, which includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNews, drew 25.6 million viewers. Last year's megacast had 25.3 millionESPN said Tuesday that viewership for the three-game College Football Playoff increased 4% from last season, when Clemson beat Alabama in the championship.

Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence shined in the 3 rd-ranked Tigers' win over No . 16 NC State. The ACC Digital Network (theACCDN) is a joint venture between Stadium, and Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Check out the Clemson fans rush full-steam onto the court after the Tigers' 72 -59 upset win over #16 Duke . Founded in 1953 in Greensboro, North Carolina, the ACC sanctions competition in twenty-five sports in Division I of the NCAA for its twelve member universities: Boston College Eagles, Clemson

It was the first Atlantic Coast Conference loss for the Blue Devils (15-2, 5-1), who came into the game leading the nation with an average margin of victory of 21.5 points.

The Tigers completed one of the rarest of ACC doubles. They beat North Carolina in Chapel Hill for the first time in program history Saturday, ending a 59-game losing streak on the Tar Heels' home court.

Clemson (9-7, 3-3) has now beaten North Carolina and Duke in back-to-back games twice. The other time came in 1990, when the Tigers won their only regular-season title in 67 ACC seasons.

Less than 24 hours earlier, The Tigers’ football team fell short in its bid for a third national championship in five seasons, losing 42-25 to LSU in the College Football Playoff championship game at the Superdome in New Orleans. No one expects the Tigers to make a run to the title in basketball, but for one night, they showed they could thump one of the country’s best teams.

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For Clemson's Etienne, facing LSU in New Orleans a homecoming and shot at redemption .
CLEMSON, S.C. - Travis Etienne has accomplished just about everything one could hope to during his time at Clemson. The junior running back has been named the ACC Player of the Year twice, has won a national title and is in the College Football Playoff for a third consecutive season. But on Jan. 1, 2018, Etienne had a rare rough outing in a game that still motivates him to this day. The The junior running back has been named the ACC Player of the Year twice, has won a national title and is in the College Football Playoff for a third consecutive season.

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