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The no. 10 Clemson Tigers will host the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils inside Little John Coliseum on Wednesday night in a battle of top ten teams with conference implications on the line. The Blue Devils sit a top the standings in the ACC with a 5-1 record while the Tigers are a game behind at 4-2 and can not afford to fall behind anymore if they want to make a run at a possible conference title. While many believe that Clemson does not have the firepower to keep up with the North Carolina, Wake Forest, and Duke’s of the conference, the Tigers will be trying to prove everyone wrong and surprise the nation on Wednesday night. Duke on the other hand was knocked off the number 1 ranking exactly one week ago when they fell to Wake Forest in the closing seconds of the game and they will try to avoid anymore disappointing losses.
The No. 19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the 3rd ranked Connecticut Huskies this Saturday in attempt to keep their 45 home game winning streak intact. The streak now leads all active home winning streaks and the Fighting Irish will face a tough task in holding on to that impressive tenure when they take on one of the best teams in America. Connecticut is among a number of one loss teams around the country that is fighting for the number 1 ranking in the nation. The Huskies have a chance to add another quality win to their resume this Saturday in what would be their 6th win over a top 25 opponent already this season.
Third-ranked Duke will go for their seventh straight win on Wednesday as they visit Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils have been playing suffocating defense so far to start the conference season as they held Virginia Tech to 44 points and Florida State to 58 points. Duke has held their last four opponents to an average of 55 points per game.