DURHAM, N.C. — No. 18 Duke will take on Miami in an ACC matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham and you can watch live stream of the game on WatchESPN, starting at 8:15 pm ET. Selected coverage will also be on ESPN3. Listen Live | Live Stats

The Blue Devils (14-4, 2-3 ACC) are currently going through a rough patch, having lost their last two games and are without head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who underwent lower back surgery.

Sophomore Luke Kennard, who is ranked second in scoring offense in the ACC, leads five Duke players averaging double figures in scoring.

Heading into this one, Kennard in scoring at 20.2 points per game through 18 games, while freshman Jayson Tatum, who missed the opening eight games of the season, is putting out 16.8 points and 6.6 rebounds.

Grayson Allen is scoring 15.7, fifth-year senior Amile Jefferson, who missed the last two games with a foot injury is back and is starting. He is averaging a double-double this term with 13.6 points and 10.1 rebounds, while freshman Frank Jackson is scoring 11.1 points per game this season.

Miami (12-5, 2-3 ACC), meanwhile, will aim to rebound from the 96-79 defeat to Wake Forest the last time out.

The Hurricanes have lost three of the last four games and sit in the lower half of a very strong Atlantic Coast Conference.

In terms of production, Davon Reed, who is scoring 15.2 points per game, leads two other Miami players averaging in double figures.

Ja’Quan Newton is scoring 14.7 points per game, while Bruce Brown is putting out 10.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.

Duke heads into this game with a 91 percent chance of beating the rebuilding Hurricanes, according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.

With a 2-3 ACC record this season, the Blue Devils are under .500 in league play after five conference games for the first time in 21 years.

As a team, Duke is scoring 83.6 points per game, which is third in the ACC, while Miami is scoring 73.1 for 12th in the league.

The Blue Devils are also ranked third in field goal percentage at 48.3 per game.


Milton Blake has been with SportingAlert since first launch. The former college basketball player enjoys covering college sports, with NCAA basketball mainly on his list.

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