Clemson vs. ETSU game notes

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Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2012
City: Clemson, SC
Time: 4:00 PM
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity - play-by-play,
Philip Sikes - color)

Overall: Clemson leads 7-0
at Clemson: Clemson leads 7-0
at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 7-0
at ETSU: None played
at Neutral: None played
First Meeting: Clemson, 73-65, in 1973-74
Last Meeting: Clemson, 64-57, in 2006-07
Streak: Clemson has won seven straight

* Clemson and East Tennessee State will meet for the eighth time in the
series, which dates to the 1973-74 season.
* The Tigers have won all seven games in the series, including as
recently as the postseason NIT in 2007 when Clemson won 64-57 on its way to
the championship game of the event.
* The Tigers are coming off a 75-68 loss at Hawaii in the fifth place
game of the Diamond Head Classic. Clemson lost to UTEP, rebounded with an
overtime win over Southern Illinois before falling to the host Warriors on
Christmas Day.
* The Buccaneers enter Sunday's tilt with a 5-6 overall record and have
not played since dropping a 66-63 game at Tennessee on Friday, Dec. 23.
* This will be Clemson's fourth game played on New Year's Day. The
Tigers won their most recent game played on the holiday, an 87-61 win at
Alabama in 2008.
* Brad Brownell and East Tennessee State Head Coach Murry Bartow faced
one another when Brownell was the head coach at UNC Wilmington. Bartow's
Bucs defeated Brownell's Seahawks in Johnson City, 67-62, in 2003-04.
* Over its first eight contests, Clemson attempted 104 free throws, 13
per game. In the last five games, the Tigers have made 106 trips to the
charity stripe, an average of 21.2 per contest.
* Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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is among the top five statistical leaders in six categories
within the ACC, including No. 2 in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.1) and free
throw accuracy (92.1 percent).
* Tanner SmithTanner Smith
Sr. Guard
#5 6-5, 210
Alpharetta, GA

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's 26 points in the Dec. 23 overtime win over Southern
Illinois were the most by any individual Tiger under second-year Head Coach
Brad Brownell. It was the most points scored by any Clemson player since
Trevor BookerTrevor Booker
#35 6-7, 240
Whitmire, SC

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had 31 against Western Carolina in 2009.
* Rod HallRod Hall
Fr. Guard
#4 6-1, 210
Augusta, GA

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's 18-point effort against Southern Illinois was the most
points scored by a Tiger freshman since Terrence Oglesby posted 20 against
Ole Miss in the 2007 San Juan Shootout.
* Devin BookerDevin Booker
Jr. Forward
#31 6-8, 245
Whitmire, SC

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has scored double figures in three of the last four games,
averaging 11.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game during that stretch.
* Bryan NarcisseBryan Narcisse
Sr. Forward
#21 6-6, 220
North Augusta, SC

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suffered a sprained ankle in the Dec. 25 game at Hawaii.
He is listed as probable for Sunday's game.

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