Michael Rothenberg's third-inning grand slam provided all the offense the Blue Devils needed.
No. 17 Duke breezed by William & Mary 5-0 Tuesday evening at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in a brisk 2.5-hour game, extending the Blue Devils’ winning streak to three.
For the second year in a row, Duke dropped one of its first two games of the year last Saturday, falling at home to unranked Air Force.
After struggling to put away a weak but feisty Boston College team for much of the evening, Duke finally pulled away late in the second half for a tough road victory.
Clemson breezed past 65 points on the strength of an unusually prolific 3-point shooting night and a ferocious offensive strategy.
Clemson caught fire from deep and powered through Duke’s defense for some tough buckets to energize the crowd at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Duke and Clemson fans came together to celebrate the Tigers’ road win against North Carolina Saturday night—their first win in Chapel Hill in program history—but will be on opposite sides once again this week, as Clemson will play host to the Blue Devils back home in the Palmetto State.
College basketball rang in 2020 in appropriate fashion with a pair of top-five upsets on back-to-back nights.