Duke may be trying to avoid looking ahead as it seeks its second 15-0 start in three seasons.
The top-ranked Blue Devils have a major showdown on tap this weekend, but will first try for their 15th straight home win over Clemson on Tuesday night.
It appears to be a down season for the ACC, with only two ranked teams. Duke (14-0, 1-0) will make the short journey Saturday to face No. 20 North Carolina State, the preseason pick to win the conference.
Before that, the Blue Devils will be heavily favored to beat Clemson (8-5, 0-1), which has not won at Cameron Indoor Stadium since a 75-70 victory Jan. 4, 1995.
Duke has taken 26 of the last 28 matchups, winning 73-66 on the road last season despite getting only 43 points from its starters.
Four of those starters are back, and the Blue Devils had four post double figures in points in winning their ACC opener, 80-62 over Wake Forest on Saturday. Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly each scored 22 as Duke forced 19 turnovers and committed six.