David McClure hit a layup as time expired Thursday night to lead No. 10 Duke to a 68-66 win over Clemson (No. 17 EPSN/USA Today, No. 19 AP).
The Champions Classic once again will serve up early marquee matchups as ESPN released the pairings for seven more college basketball tournaments on Wednesday.
Duke and Syracuse didn't have a care in the world when the week started. But one will walk out of Cameron Indoor Stadium with a second straight loss and perhaps some questions.
Five Kentucky recruits and the top 10 prospects in the ESPN 100 were among 22 players selected Tuesday for this year's Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball all-star showcase.
The college basketball season will tip off with a dozen back-to-back games Nov. 13 on ESPN, highlighted by Michigan State vs. Kansas and Duke vs. Kentucky in the State Farm Champions Classic.
Four of college basketball's top programs -- Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky and Kansas -- have committed to create the Champions Classic, an early-season marquee event debuting in 2011 and televised by ESPN.
Kyle Singler scored 19 points for the second straight game and Duke rolled into the 2K Sports Classic semifinals by routing Georgia Southern 97-54.
(8) DUKE 71, AIR FORCE 56
Josh McRoberts and DeMarcus Nelson each scored 16 points to lead Duke (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) past Georgia Southern 72-48 in the second round of the CBE Classic.