• September 1, 2021

How to watch Duke’s Duke 3D basketball game on ESPN2

The Duke men’s basketball team is facing a tough test against the University of South Carolina, but the Blue Devils are hoping to win the game with a solid effort.

ESPN2’s Chris Fowler breaks down the matchup between Duke and South Carolina. 

In Game 1, Duke won 60-52.

The Blue Devils led by as many as 14 in the fourth quarter but were outrebounded 46-29.

They’ll be looking to continue the momentum of their first game of the season, when they beat No. 1-ranked South Carolina 81-66 on Sunday night.

“It’s really going to be about executing,” Blue Devils coach Steve Wojciechowski said.

“We can’t just come out with the mindset that we have to go out and shoot the ball like we did last year and not execute, and then we get down and we play like we are.

We can’t get complacent.” 

South Carolina is coming off a win over No. 10 Arizona State.

It led by 14 in fourth quarter before the Blue Jays pulled away. 

“We knew this game was going to come down to a shot,” Blue Jays forward James Anderson said.

The Blue Jays, who were 9-4 against Duke this season, are 1-1 in their last four meetings.

They’ve won all three matchups this season. 

Duke has won five straight over South Carolina and is averaging 108.7 points per game in the series. 

The Blue Devils were undefeated against Duke during the regular season.

They defeated the Blue Devil squad by 20 points in a home-and-home series from 2017-18. 

They’re 7-0 in the ACC in 2017-2018, including a 9-0 mark against top-10 teams. 

South Africa has won eight of the last 10 meetings, including five of the past six, and won the last two meetings. 

Blue Devils guard D.J. White had 12 points and 11 rebounds. 

It’s the first time the Blue-and Gold will play at the NCAA Tournament since winning their last regular season game, a 95-93 victory over the Louisville Cardinals on Nov. 3, 2019.

 The win means Duke is the first team in ACC history to reach the Final Four.

It’s the seventh time the team has won the tournament, including four straight since the conference was formed in 1966. 

Game 2 is Saturday at 4 p.m.

ET at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Atlanta.