Clemson Basketball Notebook


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- Clemson is the first team in ACC history to play overtime games in each of its first two conference games of the season. Clemson lost to North Carolina 90-88 in its ACC opener on January 6 and defeated Florida State in double overtime this evening, 97-85.

- This was Clemson's first double overtime victory since the 2001-02 season. Clemson defeated Wake Forest 118-115 in double overtime on Feb. 13, 2002.

- Oliver Purnell is now 5-5 in overtime games at Clemson, including 1-1 in double overtime.

- This was just the second time in history Clemson defeated Florida State in an overtime game. Clemson had lost three straight games decided in overtime against the Seminoles. The last time Clemson won an overtime game from Florida State was the 1961-62 season, an 82-77 win in double overtime in Tallahassee.

- Clemson scored 19 points in the second overtime period, the most points in an overtime period by the Tigers since scoring a record 24 overtime points against Georgia Tech in a 95-78 win on Feb. 5, 1992.

- Clemson shot 10-14 from the field in the two overtimes combined, including 6-6 on three-point shots.

- Clemson had no points from its bench in the first half, then had 23 points from its bench over the second half and the two overtimes.

- Clemson made 13-24 three-point goals this evening for 54.2 percent. Clemson had made just 10 of 44 three-point goals over its last two games, losses to North Carolina and Charlotte.

- Clemson has now won six of its last eight games against Florida State.

Individual Notes

- Trevor Booker had a career high 32 points against Charlotte on Wednesday evening. He followed that with 29 points this evening, the second highest scoring game of his career.
- One of those three point goals came at the end of regulation to tie the game at 67. James Mays then made a field goal from the corner at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime. It is the first time in history Clemson has made a shot at the buzzer at the end of game and in an overtime in the same game.

- Booker has now scored 61 points in the last two games. It is the most points over consecutive games by a Clemson player since the 2002-03 season when Edward Scott scored 32 in a win over Virginia on Feb. 18, 2003 and 29 in a win over Florida State on Feb. 22, 2003.
Booker's 61 points in consecutive games is the most points over consecutive games by a Clemson post player since the 1980-81 season. That year Larry Nance scored 27 against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament on March 4, 1981, then scored a career high 34 points against Temple in the NIT on March 12, 1981.

- Clemson guard Terrence Oglesby scored 19 points, all after halftime in this evening's game. He made 6-10 three-point shots, including 4-4 in the two overtime periods combined. Oglesby scored 12 points in the two overtimes combined. He established a Clemson record for total points scored by an individual in overtime periods. The previous record was 11, held by Randy Mahaffey against Virginia on Jan. 14, 1967 and by Jerry Pryor against Wake Forest on Jan. 10, 1987. It should be noted that Mahaffey and Pryor both did it on one overtime. Mahaffey was at the game this evening in conjunction with Clemson's basketball team reunion.

- Oglesby was 6-10 on three-point goals this evening, by far his top shooting evening in Littlejohn Coliseum. Entering this game he had made just 11-43 three-point attempts at Littlejohn Coliseum 25 percent. He then missed his first two this evening before making six of his last 8. He is 25-46 on 3-point shots in six games away from home so far this year.

- Playing with a cumbersome bandage on his left hand, which is broken, James Mays had a double-double this evening with 16 points and 11 rebounds. He had eight offensive rebounds. It was his third double-double of the season, but first since the third game of the year, a win over Old Dominion.

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