Brownell previews matchup with Maryland


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GAME SETUP

Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

City: Clemson, SC

Time: 7:02 PM

Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity - play-by-play, Tim Bourret - color)

TV: ESPNU (Carter Blackburn - play-by-play, Jay Williams - color)

Web: ESPN3

SERIES NOTES

Overall: Maryland leads 88-49

at Clemson: Clemson leads 35-26

at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 22-19

at Maryland: Maryland leads 52-10

at Neutral: Maryland leads 10-4

First Meeting: Maryland, 45-34, in 1938-39

Last Meeting: Maryland, 79-77, in 2010-11

Streak: Maryland has won two straight


QUICK FACTS

• Clemson and Maryland will meet for the 138th time Tuesday in a series that dates to the 1938-39 season. The Terrapins hold an 88-49 overall advantage in the series, with Clemson leading 35-26 in games played at home.

• The Tigers are coming off their fourth ACC road loss by four points or less, a 67-65 defeat at Virginia Tech on Saturday. Nine of Clemson’s 11 losses have been seven points or less.

• The Terrapins played well last time out against No. 5 North Carolina, but the Tar Heels claimed an 83-74 win in College Park on Saturday. Maryland has lost five of its last six.

• Clemson’s four road ACC losses have come by a total of 11 points, with the largest a four-point defeat against a ranked Virginia team on Jan. 31.

• Clemson has outscored its ACC opponents by 15 total points halfway through league play, yet the Tigers have a 3-5 conference record to this point.

• This will be the first-ever meeting between Clemson’s Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
Head Coach
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and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon.

Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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has not committed a turnover in three consecutive games for the Tigers in 101 total minutes of play. He has notched 10 assists during that time and now has a 3.1 assist-to-turnover ratio this season, second-best in the ACC behind North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall.

K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
Fr. Guard
#32 6-5, 190
Birmingham, AL

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earned his first career start at Virginia Tech and responded with career-highs in points (14), minutes (28), rebounds (5), blocked shots (5) and assists (2).

Bernard SullivanBernard Sullivan
Fr. Forward
#22 6-7, 225
Gastonia, NC

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, another Tiger freshman, also posted career-highs with seven points and four rebounds in just nine minutes of play at Virginia Tech.

Tanner SmithTanner Smith
Sr. Guard
#5 6-5, 210
Alpharetta, GA

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’s streak of 13 games with at least one three-point goal was snapped Saturday at Virginia Tech, but he is still shooting a career-best 37 percent from behind the arc overall this season.

Catalin BaciuCatalin Baciu
Sr. Center
#10 7-2, 255
Cluj-Napoca,

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has come off the bench to average 5.5 points per game in ACC play, fifth-best on the team. He is shooting 61 percent in conference games.

Milton JenningsMilton Jennings
Jr. Forward
#24 6-9, 225
Summerville, SC

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has returned from suspension and will dress for Tuesday’s game.

• Clemson’s honorary captain Tuesday will be former center Tom Wideman, who played for the Tigers from 1995-99.

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