Duke men's basketball unveils schedule Tre Jones and the Blue Devils have their full slate set. The Blue Devils finally got a chance to see their full conference slate that begins with a matchup on the road against Virginia Tech on Dec. Duke had previously released its non-conference schedule on July
Can Clemson upset the number one Blue Devils in Durham? All three of these players are now Division I coaches. The Tigers look to break this steak on Saturday night and upset the No.
The Tigers are coming off an , win versus Lipscomb on Sunday, December Senior guard Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with twenty-six points on Sunday afternoon. Reed leads the experienced Tigers team in points and assists in the season.
He is averaging Reed loves taking pull-up jumpers from around the free throw line. He is shooting Reed is shooting a career-low Although he has struggled from behind the arc — he still shoots around 4.
Another impact player for the Tigers is senior forward Elijah Thomas. Thomas is averaging Thomas is a , lb forward who thrives at owning the paint on both sides of the floor. On the defensive side of the ball — Thomas emphatically goes after blocking shots in the paint.
His want to block shots can also be his downfall though — Thomas is averaging 3. In order for the Tigers to win versus the Blue Devils — they will need to take care of the ball and defend the three-point line. The Tigers average Related Story: Keys for Duke against Clemson Their perimeter defense has been a problem all year as they have let opponents shoot This may not be a problem as the Blue Devils have only shot The Blue Devils top two players have been freshman duo R.
Barrett and Zion Williamson. Barrett has averaged Barrett is a prolific scorer — who can score from virtually anywhere on the floor at will. His driving ability forces opponents to provide help defense regularly.
He has gotten great at recognizing this help defense and finding the open teammate. Williamson has averaged According to Brian Rauf, Williamson is leading the country in his player of the year rankings. Williamson has been the most consistent and efficient player for the Blue Devils.
He has a non-stop motor that makes him a problem to deal with on both sides of the floor. The Blue Devils are the only team in the nation who are ranked in the top five in both adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency according to KenPom.
In order for the Blue Devils to win they will need to play intense defense on Reed and shut him down. Tre Jones will most likely be tasked with guarding Reed.
He is a great on-ball defender who could be a pest to the Tigers. Jones is also coming off an impressive defensive performance versus Texas Tech — where he grabbed six steals. He has made it difficult for opponents to get into their offense.