Clemson-Wake Forest Postgame Notes


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- This was Clemson's third overtime game within the last six games, all in ACC games. The last time Clemson played three overtime games within a six-game period was 1977-78 when Clemson played overtime games with North Carolina, Wake Forest and Virginia between Jan. 4-21, 1978 nearly identical to the dates of this six-game stretch (Jan. 6-22). Clemson played three overtime games within a seven-game period in 2004-05, Oliver Purnell's second year at Clemson. That year Clemson played four overtime contests.

- This is the first year Clemson has won at least two overtime games since the 1996-97 season when Clemson beat Kentucky and Duke in overtime on the way to a 23-10 season.

- Clemson trailed at the half 32-31 then came back to win the game. It marked the third time this year that Clemson has trailed at the half then won the

- Each of Clemson's last three wins over Wake Forest have come in overtime. The others were a 118-115 double overtime win at Clemson in 2001-02, a 74-73 overtime win in 2005-06.

- Overall, Clemson and Wake Forest have now played 13 overtime games in history. Wake Forest has a 8-5 lead, but Clemson has won three of the last four extra session games.

- Over the last four games with Wake Forest there have been three overtime games and a game decided by two points, a contest that was decided on a putback with 3.4 seconds left by the Demon Deacons.

- Clemson guard Terrence Oglesby is now 6-6 on three-point shots in the last two overtime games. He was 4-4 in the two overtimes against Florida State and was 2-2 this evening.

- Sam Perry had his first double figure scoring game of the year and his first since he had 10 points in a win over Georgia at Clemson last year. It was the first time he scored in double figures in an ACC game since he scored 10 at Virginia Tech his sophomore year (2005-06). Overall it was just the 11th double figure scoring game of his 113-game career, his fourth against an ACC opponent.

- K.C. Rivers had his third double figure rebounding game this season and his third double-double. Rivers had 11 rebounds and 19 points this evening and added a career high tying five steals. Rivers now has four career double-doubles. All four have come in his last 24 games.

- Clemson Hammonds had four steals this evening and now has 199 for his career. When he gets his next steal he will become just the sixth player in ACC history with 1200 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals.

- Wake Forest had an 11-0 record when leading with five minutes left heading into this evening's game. Wake Forest led 62-54 with five minutes left this evening, but the Tigers won he game, 80-75.

- Wake Forest had a 39-28 lead in rebounds with six minutes left in regulation. Clemson out-rebounded Wake Forest 13-3 over the last 11 minutes of the game (including the overtime).

- Clemson was 10-14 from the field in the two overtimes against Florida State and was 4-5 this evening. Thus, Clemson is 14-19 from the field in its last three overtime periods.

- Jerai Grant did not play this evening due to a rib injury suffered during the Duke game. He may return for this weekend's game at Miami (FL).

- Clemson is now 4-3 in the month of January and has just one game left in the month. If Clemson can gain victory at Miami (FL) on Sunday it would give Clemson its first winning record in January since the 1996-97 season when Clemson was 6-2. That is the only season since 1990-91 that Clemson has had a winning record in the month of January.

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