News 12 @ 11 Sat. Jan 19, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- DeMarcus Nelson scored 24 points and No. 7
Duke beat No. 24 Clemson 93-80 on Saturday night for their 22nd
straight win in the series.
Kyle Singler added 17 points and keyed the game-breaking run for
the Blue Devils, who blew a 12-point first-half lead before running
away from the Tigers.
Gerald Henderson had 16 points, Nolan Smith scored 13 and Jon
Scheyer finished with 12 for Duke, which overcame a serious height
disadvantage by turning up the defensive pressure and riding some
hot shooting to win its fifth straight.
K.C. Rivers scored 16 points to lead the Tigers, who were denied
their first victory in the series since an overtime triumph at home
more than a decade ago. They haven't won at Cameron since 1995.
A year ago, they came close to knocking off Duke. The Blue
Devils took advantage of what ACC officials would later admit was a
timing error and claimed a memorable 68-66 victory on David
McClure's last-second layup.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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