Tigers to Play Host to Purdue in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
City: Clemson, SC
Time: 7:17 PM
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Tim Bourret - color)
TV: ESPNU (Adam Amin - play-by-play, Bob Valvano - color)
Overall: Clemson leads 3-1
at Clemson: Clemson leads 2-0
at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 2-0
at Purdue: Tied 1-1
at Neutral: None played
First Meeting: Clemson won, 72-66, in 1971-72
Last Meeting: Clemson won, 61-58, in 2007-08
Streak: Clemson won the last meeting
Clemson and Purdue will meet for the fifth time in series history Wednesday, and the third time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Tigers are 3-1 versus the Boilermakers and 1-1 in the challenge.
Clemson is 9-4 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and is the only school in either conference to have five road wins under its belt.
Clemson carries a 4-1 overall record into Wednesday's game and is coming off two wins in three chances in the Old Spice Classic. The Tigers lost to No. 16 Gonzaga 57-49, but rebounded with wins over UTEP (69-48) and Marist (59-44) in Orlando, FL.
Purdue enters Wednesday's tilt with a 2-3 record. The Boilermakers have not played since Nov. 21, when they knocked off UNC Wilmington - one of Brad Brownell's former schools - by a score of 66-40.
Wednesday's game will be the first ever meeting between Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell and Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter. Both are regarded as two of the top Xs and Os coaches in the game.
Brownell is a native of Evansville, IN and his wife, Paula, graduated from Purdue University.
Clemson has held three opponents to less than 50 points this season, and is now 16-1 under Brownell under that scenario. Clemson's only loss was to Virginia, 49-47, in Brownell's first season, 2010-11.
Clemson has held each of its first five opponents to less than 60 points. That is the longest streak for the Tiger program since the 1997-98 season, when Rick Barnes' final team went five straight between Dec. 17 and Dec. 30.
Milton Jennings was named to the Old Spice Classic All-Tournament Team and scored a season-high 18 points in Clemson's win over UTEP.
Devin Booker posted his first double-double of the season in the Marist win with 15 points and 13 rebounds. His rebound figure was a personal high since collecting 13 at home against Duke on Jan. 15, 2012.
Adonis Filer scored double figures in all three tournament games in Orlando. The freshman guard scored 24 of his 30 points in the second halves of the three games.