CU vs. The Citadel men's basketball notes


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GAME SETUP
Site: McAlister Field House (6,000)
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
City: Charleston, SC
Time: 7:05 PM
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties
(Pete Yanity - play-by-play, Tim Bourret - color)
Web: ESPN3
(Darren Goldwater - play-by-play; Dean Keener - color)

SERIES NOTES
Overall: Clemson leads 59-22
at Clemson: Clemson leads 40-8
at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 15-1
at The Citadel: Clemson leads 19-14
at Neutral: None played
First Meeting: The Citadel, 28-20, in 1914-15
Last Meeting: Clemson, 69-54, in 2010-11
Streak: Clemson has won 13 in a row


QUICK FACTS
• Clemson opened year two of the Brad Brownell era with a 65-44 win over Gardner-Webb on November 11. The Tigers used a stifling defense to break a 29-29 tie at the half. Clemson held Gardner-Webb to 31 percent shooting from the field.
• The Citadel enter Wednesday’s game at 1-1 after splitting two games at the All-Military Classic in Colorado Springs, CO. The Bulldogs lost to VMI on Friday by a score of 103-100, but rebounded with an 83-72 win over Army on Saturday.
• Wednesday’s game will be the 82nd in the series between the two schools. Clemson holds a 59-22 advantage and has won 13 straight over The Citadel.
• This will be Clemson’s first game played at The Citadel since the 1989-90 season. The Tigers have played in the city of Charleston two of the last three years.
• Clemson won last season at Littlejohn Coliseum, 69-54. Jerai GrantJerai Grant
Forward
#45 6-8, 230
Bowie, MD

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had 13 points and blocked seven shots in the Tiger win.
• Clemson assistant Earl Grant began his Division I coaching career at The Citadel, where he was an assistant coach from 2002-04.
Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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led the Tigers in scoring in the season-opener against Gardner-Webb. He poured in 19 points and made three from long range, giving him 173 for his career.
• Young has made at least one three-point goal in 35 of his last 36 games. He will play in his 100th career game Wednesday.
Tanner SmithTanner Smith
Sr. Guard
#5 6-5, 210
Alpharetta, GA

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grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in the opener against Gardner-Webb. He was just two assists shy of a rare double-double without points. Smith added six points and matched a career-high with five steals.
• Smith’s 14 rebounds were the most by a Tiger guard since K.C. Rivers had the same total against East Tennessee State in a postseason NIT game in 2007.
T.J. SappT.J. Sapp
Fr. Guard
#1 6-3, 190
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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played 30 minutes in the opener, the most by any Tiger player in his first game since Chris Whitney’s 31 against Morehead State in 1991. Whitney was a junior college transfer. The last time a Clemson freshman played at least 30 minutes in his first game was Dale Davis (30) against Oregon State in 1987-88.
• Wednesday’s game will be a Homecoming for Palmetto State native Milton JenningsMilton Jennings
Jr. Forward
#24 6-9, 225
Summerville, SC

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, who grew up in nearby Summerville. He had a double-double last year against The Citadel.

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