No. 2 Duke takes on SC St.

South Carolina State (3-7) vs. No. 2 Duke (7-1)

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Duke hosts South Carolina State in a non-conference matchup. South Carolina State beat High Point by one point on Friday. Duke lost 71-66 at Ohio State on Nov. 30.

STEPPING UP: The Bulldogs have been led by Cameron Jones and Antonio TJ Madlock. Jones is averaging 11.5 points while Madlock is putting up 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. The Blue Devils have been anchored by Wendell Moore Jr. and Paolo Banchero. Moore has averaged 17.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists while Banchero has put up 17.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Moore has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Duke field goals over the last three games. The junior forward has accounted for 21 field goals and 20 assists in those games.

SLIPPING AT 70: South Carolina State is 0-7 when it allows at least 70 points and 3-0 when it holds opponents to less than 70.

STREAK SCORING: Duke has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 87.2 points while giving up 60.

DID YOU KNOW: The Duke offense has scored 83.1 points per game this season, ranking the Blue Devils 17th nationally. The South Carolina State defense has allowed 77.6 points per game to opponents (ranked 249th).


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