Clemson-SMU Postgame Notes: Clemson leads ACC in FT for first time

by - 2014-04-01 23:30:09.0
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TEAM
* Clemson finished the 2013-14 season with a 65-59 loss to SMU. The Tigers improved their win total by 10 over the previous season, tied for the biggest win improvement from one season to the next in school history.

* The Tigers lost for only the third time this season when leading at halftime. SMU overcame a 13-point deficit, the largest overcome by a Tiger opponent to gain victory this season.

* Clemson’s 23 wins tied for fifth-most in school history for a single season.

* Clemson finished the season with a .744 free throw percentage, and will lead the ACC in the team statistic for the first time in 61 seasons.

* The Tigers’ .744 free throw mark established a school record, besting the .734 figure compiled by the 1981-82 team.

* The Tigers finished the season with 221 blocked shots, second-most in school history behind the 235 compiled by the 1989-90 team.

* Clemson yielded 58.4 points per game to its opponents this season, a school record in the ACC era (1953-present).

* Clemson held opponents to a .285 figure from three-point range, the best figure for a single season in school history. The previous best was .294 in 2009-10.

INDIVIDUAL
* K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
Jr. Forward
#32 6-6, 200
Birmingham, AL

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posted double figures for the 33rd time in 36 games this season. He finished with 11 on Tuesday.

* McDaniels finished the season with 614 points, sixth-most in Clemson history.

* McDaniels blocked three shots Tuesday, extending his streak of consecutive games with at least one to 18.

* McDaniels finished the season with 100 blocks, only the third different Tiger to reach the century mark for a season. Tree Rollins and Sharone WrightSharone Wright
Center (1991 - 1994)
#34 6-11, 260
Macon, GA

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, both centers, were the others.

* With three blocked shots, McDaniels passed Sharrod FordSharrod Ford
Sr. Forward
#5 6-9, 223
Suitland, MD

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for seventh on Clemson’s career list with 178.

* McDaniels tallied two dunks and finished the season with 58, third-most in school history for a single season.

* McDaniels played 1,212 minutes this season, second-most in a season in Clemson history. Only Terrell McIntyreTerrell McIntyre
Guard (1995 - 1998)
#5 5-9, 185
Raiford, NC

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played more minutes with 1,250 as a senior in 1998-99.

* McDaniels made 154 free throws in 2013-14, fifth-most in a single season in Clemson history.

* Rod HallRod Hall
Jr. Guard
#4 6-1, 210
Augusta, GA

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scored a team-high 18 points Tuesday, his second-best point total of the 2013-14 season.

* Hall hit 3-of-4 from three-point distance. It was a career-high in terms of makes from beyond the arc for the Tiger junior.

* Hall made all seven of his free throw attempts, and finished the season with a .757 figure at the stripe. He entered his junior season with a career .596 figure.

* Hall played 1,194 minutes – fourth-most in a single season in Clemson history.

* Hall’s 143 assists were the most by a Tiger since Cliff Hammonds posted 147 in 2006-07.

* Landry NnokoLandry Nnoko
So. Center
#35 6-10, 245
Montverde, FL

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blocked multiple shots for the eighth consecutive game. He finished with two on the night and 69 for the season.

* Nnoko scored 10 points Tuesday and reached double figures 10 times as a sophomore.

* Damarcus HarrisonDamarcus Harrison
Jr. Guard
#21 6-4, 200
Greenwood, SC

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registered double figures for the eighth time in the final 12 games of the season, finishing with 10 points Tuesday.

* Harrison made a pair of three-pointers and led Clemson for the season with a .350 figure, given a minimum of 50 attempts.

* Austin AjukwaAustin Ajukwa
Fr. Guard
#1 6-5, 190
Columbia, SC

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made a three-pointer in eight minutes Tuesday. He finished the season with at least one three in five of Clemson’s last seven games.

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