Clemson vs NCSU game notes

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Site: RBC Center (19,700)

Date: Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

City: Raleigh, NC

Time: 7:00 PM

TV: ESPN2 (Mike Patrick, Len Elmore)

Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret)

RPI: Clemson 74, NC State 96


Overall: NC State leads, 96-47

at Raleigh: NC State leads, 45-13

at RBC Center: Tied, 4-4

at Clemson: NC State leads, 31-29

at Littlejohn: Clemson leads, 22-17

at Neutral: NC State leads, 20-5

First Meeting: NC State won 22-15 in 1923-24

Last Meeting: Clemson won 60-50 at home on Jan. 25, 2011

Streak: Clemson has won six of the last seven meetings

Last NC State win: 59-57 in 2010 ACC Tournament


• Clemson is 16-0 this year when it shoots a higher field goal percentage than the opposition, and 10-0 when the Tigers shoot at least 50 percent from the field.

• Clemson has won three straight ACC games against teams coming off a victory. The Tigers are 3-4 this year against ACC teams coming off a loss. NC State is coming off a victory at Wake Forest.

• Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell has already set a school record for ACC wins by a Tigers first year head coach with six. His 17 overall wins already rank third best for a Clemson first year head coach.

• Over the last 10 games, Demontez Stitt has averaged 3.6 points in the first half and 11.0 in the second half.

• Clemson leads the ACC in scoring defense, allowing 60.2 points per game. Clemson has a chance to become the first ACC team since 1996-97 (NC State) to hold opponents to 60 points per game or less.

• Andre Young has made at least one three-point goal in 26 straight games, including all 25 this year. The last team to hold him without a three-point goal was NC State, at the 2010 ACC Tournament. Young ranks fifth in the ACC in three-point goals per game, fourth in assist/turnover ratio, sixth in three-point percentage and 10th in steals/game. Young needs three three-point goals to reach 150 for his career.

• Stitt needs nine assists to reach 400 for his career.

• MIlton Jennings had 15 points and 12 rebounds against North Carolina, his first career double-double against an ACC team.

• Clemson has lost eight games this year and four of them have been decided by two points or less, three in the ACC alone.

• Clemson outrebounded North Carolina 47-36 in its last game, the best rebound margin for the Tigers in an ACC game this season.

• Clemson has won its last three games at NC State and six of the last seven overall. A win Thursday would give Clemson its second longest winning streak at the same road venue. The record is five straight road wins at Virginia in the 1960s.

• Tanner Smith is shooting 48 percent on three-point goals in ACC games (12-for-25).

Probable Starting Lineups

2 Demontez Stitt 6-2 180 Sr. 		G 		2 Lorenzo Brown 6-4 175 Fr.
(13.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG) 					(9.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG)
11 Andre Young 5-9 175 Jr. 		G 		12 Ryan Harrow 5-11 155 Fr.
(11.0 PPG, 3.2 APG) 					(10.4 PPG, 3.5 APG)
5 Tanner Smith 6-5 205 Jr. 		F 		23 Tracy Smith 6-7 247 Sr.
(8.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG) 					(14.3 PPG, 5.6 RPG)
31 Devin Booker 6-8 245 So. 		F 		15 Scott Wood 6-7 170 So.
(7.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG) 					(9.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG)
45 Jerai Grant 6-8 230 Sr. 		C 		5 C.J. Leslie 6-8 210 Fr.
(12.3 PPG, 6.7 RPG) 					(11.1 PPG, 7.3 RPG)

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