|December 19, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||DU|
|FG Percentage||.431 (22-51)||.373 (19-51)|
|3P FG Percentage||.125 (2-16)||.333 (8-24)|
|FT Percentage||.600 (9-15)||.594 (19-32)|
McCALL - 14
- 8||Amile Jefferson
- 3||Jayson Tatum
Matt Jones - 3
- 3||Matt Jones
- 1||Jayson Tatum
TENNESSEE STATE (8-2)
at #5/4 DUKE (10-1)
Monday, Dec. 19 | 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT)
Cameron Indoor Stadium | Durham, N.C.
TV: ESPN2 - Dave O'Brien (pxp) and Doris Burke (analysis) on the call
RADIO: 102.1 FM The Light - Greg Pogue (pxp) and Albert Dawson (analysis) on the call
LIVE STATS: GoDuke.com
GAME NOTES: TENNESSEE STATE | DUKE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter - @TSU_Tigers | Instagram - @TSUTigers | #BigBlueRising
OPENING TIP: Off to an 8-2 record for the second season in a row, the Tennessee State men's basketball team heads to Durham, N.C. to take on Duke on Monday, Dec. 19 on ESPN2. Duke is ranked #5 in the Associated Press Top 25 and #4 in the USA Today Coaches Poll with new polls set to be released on the day of the game.
LAST TIME OUT: TSU defeated Alabama State, 68-46, on Dec. 14 behind 13 points from Jordan Reed (Philadelphia, Pa.). The Tigers held ASU to 25.4 percent on field goals and limited the Hornets to 13 first-half points. On the glass, Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) picked up a game-high 13 rebounds.
ABOUT DUKE: One of the most successful programs in NCAA history, Duke enters Monday with a 10-1 record, most recently defeating UNLV, 94-45, in Las Vegas on Dec. 10. Legendary Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski boasts a talented lineup including AP Preseason All-American and ACC Preseason Player of the Year Grayson Allen, who is averaging 17.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Duke, which has won five national championships, has early season wins over Michigan State, Florida and Penn State, among others. Duke holds a 853-157 (.845) record at Cameron Indoor Stadium, including a 495-62 (.889) record under Krzyzewski.
TSU VS. RANKED OPPONENTS: Tennessee State has gone 1-33 versus teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 since joining Division I prior to the 1977-78 season. The Tigers' win came on Feb. 9, 2012 when TSU beat then-undefeated #9 Murray State on the road. Since then, the Tigers have lost five in a row to ranked opponents. TSU is 0-4 versus top 5 teams.
TSU VS. THE ACC: TSU is 0-9 in games versus Atlantic Coast Conference opponents including an overtime loss at NC State this season on Dec. 10. Against teams currently in the ACC, TSU has gone 0-15, including five losses to Louisville and one to Virginia Tech before both schools joined the ACC.
TSU COACH DANA FORD ON FACING DUKE: “I think they are the best team in America. Definitely the best coach in America. Very talented and they do a tremendous job at Duke. Everything is first class. They’re champions. You don't even have to know people inside the program to tell what you are dealing with. You can see it from the outside looking in. We'll try to put together the best game plan available to give our guys the best chance to go out there and win the next game. We are just very appreciative, our entire university, our program and our alums, that we are going to have the opportunity to play at Cameron Indoor Stadium against a first class program.”
UP NEXT: TSU hosts Covenant on Dec. 27 at the Gentry Center. Opening tip is set for 7 p.m.