Clemson Travels to Syracuse for Matchup against #1 Ranked Team

by - 2014-02-07 12:21:52.0
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GAME SETUP
CLEMSON (15-6, 6-3 ACC) vs. No. 1 SYRACUSE (22-0, 9-0 ACC)
Tipoff: 6:02 p.m.
Arena: Carrier Dome (35,012)
Radio: CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: ESPNU (Carter Blackburn-pbp; Jay Williams-color; Allison Williams-reporter)
• Clemson and Syracuse meet for the third time in history on Sunday, the first as ACC foes. The Tigers have won both games played in the series.
• The Tigers are facing the nation’s top-ranked team Sunday. It is their first game against the No. 1 team since the 2008 ACC Championship game versus North Carolina.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: Clemson leads 2-0
Streak: Clemson has won the only two meetings

QUICK HITS
• Clemson’s last true road game against the nation’s No. 1 team came in 2003-04 at Duke. The Tigers are playing their 10th game all-time on the home court of the nation’s No. 1 ranked team.
• Clemson makes its first trip to the Carrier Dome since the 1990 ACC-Big East Challenge, when the Tigers played Seton Hall as part of a doubleheader.
• The last time the two programs met, Clemson won 74-70 in the quarterfinals of the 2007 National Invitation Tournament, which sent the Tigers to New York City and Madison Square Garden for the semifinals.
• Brad Brownell would be the 17th different coach to defeat Hall of Famers Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim in the same season with a win Sunday.
• Clemson is coming off its ninth straight home win over Georgia Tech, breaking the record for consecutive home wins over an ACC opponent.
K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
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is celebrating his 21st birthday Sunday.
• Syracuse forward Jerami Grant is the younger brother of 2011 Clemson graduate Jerai GrantJerai Grant
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Bowie, MD

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, who was an All-ACC Defensive Team selection as a senior.

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