Game 19 Notes: Clemson vs. Maryland


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Game 19: Clemson at Maryland

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002

6:30 PM (EST)

Cole Fieldhouse (14,500)

College Park, MD




TV: Fox Sports Net

Play By Play: Thom Brennaman * Color Analyst: Kenny Smith



Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties

Play By Play: Jim Phillips * Color Analyst: Tim Bourret



Clemson vs. Maryland Series


* Maryland holds a 78-42 lead in the series with Clemson. The Terps
have dominated the series in College Park, winning 46 of the 54
games. The Tigers did win there against a top-12 Maryland team five
years ago (1996-97), and also won on Maryland's Senior Day in 1992-93.


* Maryland has won seven straight against the Tigers, including both
meetings the last three years. The Terps have beaten Clemson by
double digits five consecutive games, but never by more than 17.


* Clemson came close to victory over Maryland in Larry Shyatt's first
year, an 81-79 Terp win in overtime at Littlejohn Coliseum. Andrius
Jurkunas hit a jumper at the buzzer to send the game into overtime,
but the Terps came away with the win in overtime.


* Larry Shyatt has not defeated Maryland as the head coach at
Clemson. He was on the sidelines however when the Tigers swept
Maryland in the regular season of 1996-97 as Clemson's associate head
coach. Clemson defeated ranked Maryland teams both times that year.


* Clemson has a 31-22 lead in games played at Clemson, including a
18-15 lead in games played at Littlejohn Coliseum.



Clemson in Cole Fieldhouse


* This will be Clemson's final trip to Cole Fieldhouse. The Tigers
have won eight games in history in College Park, six of them in Cole
Fieldhouse. Clemson has won there twice in the last 10 years.



* Clemson will face a third-ranked Maryland team this Sunday at
College Park. Clemson has defeated a top-five Maryland team in Cole
Fieldhouse before. In the 1975-76 season, Bill Foster's first at
Clemson, the Tigers downed Maryland 82-77 in one of the most shocking
upsets in Clemson history. Maryland was ranked second in the nation
entering the game and it is still the highest ranked road win in
school history. It was just Foster's second ACC game as Clemson head
coach. One of the scores for Clemson in the contest was a behind the
back shot from the foul line during regular play, but Tiger guard
Greg Coles. Tree Rollins, then a junior, had a significant hand in
that Clemson win.



* Clemson's wins in Cole Fieldhouse took place in 1961-62 (75-68),
1965-66 (81-69), 1975-76 (82-77), 1986-87 (80-79), 1992-93 (81-73)
and 1996-97 (76-70). Clemson also won in College Park in 1939-40
(48-30) and 1949-50 (60-55).



Last Year vs. Maryland...

Maryland 104, Clemson 92

at Clemson, Jan. 2, 2001



Terence Morris, Lonny Baxter and Juan Dixon all scored at least 22
points to counteract a 32-point performance by Will Solomon and lead
17th-ranked Maryland to a 104-92 win over Clemson on Jan. 2 at
Littlejohn Coliseum. It was the ACC opener for both teams. Solomon hit 7-11 three-point goals and 10-18 overall in leading
Clemson. He also added five rebounds and three assists. Tony Stockman
and Chris Hobbs, a pair of freshmen, also scored in double figures
for the Tigers. Stockman made 4-8 three-point goals and scored 12,
while Hobbs had his third double-double of the season, 11 points and
10 rebounds in just 22 minutes. Adam Allenspach played 20 minutes and
had nine points and seven rebounds.


Maryland was led by Terence Morris, who had 26 points and eight
rebounds, 18 points came in the second half. Lonny Baxter had 24
points in only 20 minutes. A 57 percent free throw shooter entering
the game, Baxter hit 8-8 against Clemson, part of the 30-36 free
throw shooting by Maryland. Juan Dixon had 18 in the first half, just
four after intermission and finished with 22. Byron Mouton added 17
points as the four Maryland starters combined for all but 15 of
Maryland's points.


The game was played at a high level on offense throughout, but the
offensive numbers in the first half were mind-boggling. Maryland led
59-56 at intermission, the first time since December of 1990 (Clemson
vs. UNCC) that both teams scored at least 55 points in the first half
of a Clemson game. The Tigers made 19-35 field goals in the first
half, including 6-12 three-pointers. Maryland hit 21-34 shots from
the field, including 6-10 three-pointers.


Baxter got Maryland off on the right foot offensively with 15 of its
first 21 points in just 5:46 off the clock. Clemson trailed by 10,
24-14 when Danny Miller hit a three-pointer from the right wing. But,
Clemson battled back and trailed by just one 29-28 at the 10:10 mark
on a three-pointer by Solomon.


The two teams continued to execute their offense in the first half,
seemingly scoring six points at a time. Clemson tied the score at 53
with 54 seconds left on a layup by Dustin Braddick. Clemson played
well to open the second half, scoring 17 points in the first six
minutes to take a 73-72 lead on another three-pointer by Solomon.
But, Maryland scored eight straight points to take a 79-71 lead
behind Morris, who hit 3-6 from behind the arc.


Solomon hit a three-pointer at the 9:26 mark to bring Clemson to
83-82. That gave him 32 points in just 28 minutes of play. But, those
were his last points of the game, as he got just three shots the rest
of the game. Clemson still stayed with the Terps. A Tony Stockman
three-pointer from the deep corner made the count 96-92 with two
minutes left. But, Maryland scored the last eight points of the game,
as the Terps converted free throws and Clemson missed its field goal
attempts.



Maryland 69, Clemson 54

Feb. 4, 2001 at College Park, MD



Maryland outscored Clemson 15-4 over the last 6:12 of the game and
went on to a 69-54 victory over Clemson on Feb. 4, 2001 at College
Park. It was the first game of the second half of the ACC schedule
for both teams. Clemson had cut the margin against the ninth-ranked
and future Final Four Terps to just four points at that 6:12 mark of
the game.


Clemson was led in scoring by Will Solomon, who tallied 19, the only
double figure scorer for the Tigers. Freshman Tony Stockman added
nine points, while Tomas Nagys contributed seven points and a career
high nine rebounds. Maryland was led by Terence Morris, who scored 18
points, eight less than he had scored at Clemson on January 2 in
Maryland's 104-92 victory. Two other Terps had double-doubles. Lonny
Baxter had 14 points and 13 rebounds, while guard Juan Dixon had 11
points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Steve Blake had 12 points and
five assists.


Clemson shot just 30.5 percent from the field, its worst shooting
performance for the year, and committed 18 turnovers to just 12 by
Maryland. Maryland also had a +7 rebound margin (47-40), but Clemson
had a 37-36 lead in that category at the five-minute mark. Maryland
won the game inside, outscoring Clemson 30-6 in points in the paint. But, the Tigers defended well, allowing just a 40.6 shooting
percentage by Gary Williams's team, which came into the game as the
third best scoring team in the nation. Maryland's shooting included
just 7-21 three-point shots. The 69 points scored were the fewest by
the Maryland team this year.


While Clemson made just 30.5 percent from the field overall, the
Tigers did make 11-29 three-point shots, 38 percent. The Tigers were
actually 11 of their first 24, as they missed their last five while
trying to play catch-up in the final minutes. That meant Clemson made
just 7-30 inside the arc for the game, a 23 percent figure, and a
testimony to Maryland's interior defense. The Terps blocked 10
Clemson shots.


The game was the opposite of the first meeting between the two teams
from an offensive standpoint. The two teams combined for 55 points in
the first half on Feb. 4, fewer than each team scored in the first
half (59-56, Maryland) of the game at Clemson back in January.
Maryland held just a 10-6 lead at the 12:10 mark of the first half.
At that point Clemson was just 2-13 from the field, while Maryland
was 5-19.


But, Maryland went on an 18-5 run over the next 6:13 of the game and
took a 28-11 lead on a three- point play by Chris Wilcox. That would
be Maryland's largest lead of the game, however. Will Solomon scored
eight of Clemson's first 11 points during the first 14 minutes of the
game. But, other Tigers finally got into the scoring column. Pasha
Bains, Edward Scott and Dwon Clifton all hit three-point goals over
the final four minutes of the half, bringing Clemson to within 33-22
at intermission.


Maryland went on a 6-0 run to open the second half to get the lead
back to 17 points (39-22) at the 18:19 mark. It was still a 14-point
Maryland lead at the 8:47 mark when Clemson went on a 13-3 run. Nagys
began the comeback with his first career three-point goal. The
sophomore forward who got considerable playing time when Chris Hobbs
fouled out early in the second half, also had five second-half
rebounds to key Clemson's second half performance. Tony Stockman also
hit a three-point goal and Will Solomon's pull-up three off a
secondary break brought Clemson to within 54-50 at the 6:12 mark. Gary Williams called timeout and Maryland immediately went on a 6-0
run. Clemson had played an effective zone defense for most of the
game, but the Terps finally found a way to get the ball to Morris and
Baxter on the inside. Clemson scored just four points the last 6:12
of the game and Maryland came away with the victory.



Clemson's Wins Against Top-5 Opponents


Clemson will face a top-five Maryland team in Cole Fieldhouse this
Sunday. Clemson will be looking for its second top-five win of the
season, as Clemson earlier defeated a fifth-ranked (USA Today)
Virginia team at Clemson on Jan. 8.


Clemson has had a history of upsetting top teams over the years,
there have been 16 overall, including the win over #1 North Carolina
last year and the victory over a fifth ranked Virginia team this year. Clemson's first win over a top five team in Littlejohn Coliseum took
place in 1974-75 when a Clemson team led by Skip Wise defeated
Maryland, 83-82. Maryland was ranked third in AP and fourth by UPI
entering that contest. Clemson also beat a fifth-ranked Maryland team
in 1979-80 by a 90-81 score. Three Tigers, Larry Nance, Horace Wyatt
and Billy Williams, all had over 20 points in that Tiger victory. Clemson has three top five win on the opponents home court in
history, one of those was at Maryland, 82-77 over #2 Terps in
1975-76. Clemson has five top five wins away from home (including
neutral sites).



Here is a list of Clemson's top five wins In History Chronologically

				Opp Rk
Year	Opponent	Score	Mar	AP-Coach
1966-67	N. Carolina (N)	92-88	+4	4-3
1974-75	Maryland	83-82	+1	3-4
1974-75	N.C. State	92-70	+22	4-4
1975-76	at Wake Forest	86-81	+5	5-5
1975-76	at Maryland	82-77	+5	2-3
1976-77	at Wake Forest	70-66	+4	4-6
1978-79	North Carolina	66-61	+5	2-2
1979-80	North Carolina	93-76	+17	6-4
1979-80	Duke    	87-82	+5	1-1
1979-80	Maryland	90-81	+9	7-5
1980-81	Wake Forest	81-71	+10	5-5
1989-90	Duke       	97-93	+4	5-4
1993-94	North Carolina	77-69	+8	2-4
1996-97	Kentucky (N)	79-71	+8	3-4
2000-01	North Carolina	75-65	+10	1-1
2001-02	Virginia	68-52	+16	7-5
Top five wins on opponent's home court in bold.




Clemson's top five wins In History
By Rank, AP first, then Coach
				Opp Rk
Year	Opponent	Score	Mar	AP-Coach
2000-01	North Carolina	75-65	+10	1-1
1979-80	Duke         	87-82	+5	1-1
1978-79	North Carolina	66-61	+5	2-2
1975-76	at Maryland	82-77	+5	2-3
1993-94	North Carolina	77-69	+8	2-4
1996-97	Kentucky (N)	79-71	+8	3-4
1974-75	Maryland	83-82	+1	3-4
1966-67	N. Carolina (N)	92-88	+4	4-3
1974-75	N.C. State	92-70	+22	4-4
1976-77	at Wake Forest	70-66	+4	4-6
1975-76	at Wake Forest	86-81	+5	5-5
1980-81	Wake Forest	81-71	+10	5-5
1989-90	Duke         	97-93	+4	5-4
1979-80	North Carolina	93-76	+17	6-4
1979-80	Maryland	90-81	+9	7-5
2001-02	Virginia	68-52	+16	7-5




Clemson Veterans vs. Maryland


Clemson has seven veteran players who have experience against
Maryland in their careers. Chris Hobbs hit 7-9 field goals against
the Terps and pulled in 20 rebounds in two games a year ago. Tomas
Nagys has nine points and nine rebounds in 32 career minutes against
the Terps. Tony Stockman has made 7-17 three-point shots against
Maryland in his career. Dwon Clifton, a career 27 percent three-point
shooter, has made 3-7 three-point goals. Tomas Nagys is 1-2 on
three-point goals vs. Maryland. His first career three-point goal
came at Maryland last year.



Last Time Out...
N.C. State 80, Clemson 79

Jan. 15, 2001 at Littlejohn Coliseum



Freshman Josh Powell tipped in a missed jumpshot by Anthony Grundy
with just two seconds left, giving N.C. State an 80-79 victory at
Clemson on Jan. 15. It was just the third field goal and third
rebound of the game for Powell. Clemson out-rebounded N.C. State
32-20 for the night, but ironically lost on an offensive rebound. The game was played at a high level offensively by both teams.
Clemson shot 61.2 percent from the field, 41.7 percent on three-point
shots and 70 percent from the foul line. All five Clemson starters
scored in double figures. N.C. State made 49 percent overall, but hit
15-31 three-point goals. Six different Wolfpack players made at least
one three-point goal in the contest.



Jamar McKnight and Tony Stockman led Clemson with 18 points apiece,
while Chris Hobbs hit 7-9 field goals and scored 16. Edward Scott
recorded a double-double with 10 points and 13 assists, while Ray
Henderson added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The
Pack was led by Anthony Grundy with 22 points and seven assists.
Grundy had made just 13-44 field goals in his career in Littlejohn
Coliseum, then made 9-14 in his last game in the facility. Clemson jumped out to a 15-7 lead by hitting six of its first eight
shots from the field. But, N.C. State followed with a 19-2 run to
take a 26-17 lead with 8:16 left in the first half. N.C. State
continued the outstanding shooing and reached a 44-30 lead with 58
seconds left in the first half. State made 12 straight field goal
attempts, including eight consecutive threes at one stretch in the
first half. Six different Wolfpack players made a three-point goal
within the first 13 minutes of the game.


The halftime box was unusual. Clemson shot 75 percent from the field,
87.5 percent from the foul line, yet trailed by 11 points. Clemson
did not have an offensive rebound in the first half, it missed just
four field goal attempts. The two teams combined had just 16 rebounds
in the first half. The difference for the Tigers was turnovers.
Clemson committed 13 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes. Clemson continued to hit shots in the opening of the second half.
Clemson made seven of its first eight field goal attempts and cut the
lead to 51-49 with 15:22 left. At that point in the game, Clemson was
19-24 from the field. Clemson tied the game at 54 on a dunk by Ray
Henderson with 12:55 left, then finally took the lead at 58-57 on a
layup by Chris Hobbs with 11:59 left.


The teams continued to trade baskets. There were two ties and 11 lead
changes from the 14:38 mark to the 3:29 mark of the game. Clemson
took a five-point lead at 77-72 with 1:57 left on a 6-0 run as
McKnight, Hobbs and Scott hit field goals. But, N.C. State cut the
margin to two points with 1:24 left on a three-point goal by Scooter
Sherrill, his fifth three-point goal of the game. State had just four
second left on the shot clock when Sherrill hit the shot.
State got the ball back and Grundy scored an old fashioned
three-point play with 34 seconds left to give the Pack a 78-77 lead.
Clemson then took the lead at 79-78 on a jumper by Stockman with 10
seconds left. That led to Powell's put-back winner with two seconds
left.



The Unusual Occurrences of Jan. 15


Clemson suffered a heart-breaking defeat against N.C. State on Jan.
15, 80-79 at Littlejohn Coliseum. There were many noteworthy
accomplishments for the Tigers, figures that usually are not
characteristics of a Clemson loss, or a loss for any team for that
matter.



* Clemson had five players in double figures, yet lost the game.
Clemson had not lost a game in which it placed five players in double
figures since the 1998 NCAA tournament, a 75-72 loss to Western
Michigan. That was Rick Barnes final game as Clemson head coach.



* Clemson out-rebounded N.C. State by +12, 32-20. Clemson had won
nine of its last 10 games when out-rebounding the opposition by
double digits.



* Clemson shot 61.2 percent from the field. It was just the fifth
time in history that Clemson had shot 60 percent from the field, yet
lost the game. Clemson is now 40-5 in its history when it shoots 60
percent from the field.



* Clemson made more free throws than N.C. State attempted (14-12).
Clemson had an 18-2 record under Coach Shyatt and had won nine
straight games when it made more free throws than the opposition
attempted.



* Clemson shot 75 percent from the field in the first half (12-16),
yet trailed by 11 points at intermission. Clemson committed 13
turnovers in the first half and that was the reason Clemson had the
large deficit even with the strong shooting numbers. It was the first
time since the 1983-84 season that Clemson shot 75 percent in a first
half, yet trailed at intermission. Clemson shot 80 percent at
Virginia that year, yet trailed 39-32 at halftime.



Tigers Shoot 60 Percent from FieldŠ And Lose


Clemson made 30 of 49 field goal attempts in its loss to N.C. State
on Jan. 15. That computes to a 62.1 field goal percentage. Clemson
had lost just one game since the 1986-87 season when it shot at least
60 percent from the field.


Ironically, that loss was at home to N.C. State in 1997-98. That
year, Rick Barnes final season as Clemson head coach, the Tigers shot
31-50 from the field, yet lost to the Pack, 82-80. Clemson is now
21-2 since 1986-87 when it makes at least 60 percent of its field
goal attempts and 40-5 all-time.


Clemson actually shot well in all three of the shooting areas against
the Pack. Clemson was .621 from the field, .417 on three-point shots
and .700 from the foul line, a 50-40-70 game. Clemson is now 26-7
all-time when it shoots at least 50 percent from the field, 40
percent from behind the arc and 70 percent from the foul line, all in
the same game.


Clemson actually has lost two games in a row when shooting that well
in all three areas. Clemson shot 52 percent from the field, 50
percent on three-point attempts and 81 percent from the foul line,
yet lost to Georgia Tech, 111-108 last year at Littlejohn Coliseum. How good was Clemson's 1986-87 team? That squad led by Horace Grant
finished with a 25-6 record. It had 11 games that season in which it
shot at least 50-40-70 in the three shooting areas. There have been
just 22 such shooting games by the Tigers in the other 14 seasons
combined.



It's All About Three-Point Shooting


Outstanding three-point shooting has been a common denominator in
Clemson's losses this year. The seven teams that have defeated the
Tigers have combined to shoot 38 percent on three-point attempts this
year (64-167). That includes each of the last two games. Wake Forest
made 9-20 on three-point attempts (.450), while N.C. State made 15-31
(.483). When Winthrop defeated Clemson this year at Littlejohn
Coliseum, the Eagles made 9-18 three-point shots, 50 percent. Clemson on the other hand has not lost a game this year in which it
has made more three-point goals than the opposition (5-0). Clemson is
4-1 this year when holding the opposition to under 30 percent on
three-point shooting. Miami (FL) shot 25 percent and that is the only
team to defeat the Tigers with under a 30 percent three-point
marksmanship this year.


Over the last four games, Clemson is 2-2, all against ACC teams. In
the games Clemson has won the opposition is 10-54 on three-point
shooting. In the games the Tigers have lost the opposition is 24-51
on three-point shooting. The team with the higher three-point
percentage has won each of the last four games Clemson has been
involved with.


For the season, Clemson opponents have scored 142 three-point goals
to just 96 for the Tigers. Clemson has outscored the opposition by 90
points this year overall, yet is -138 points on three-point goal
shooting.



Clemson 2-3 to Open ACC Schedule


Clemson has opened the ACC season with a 2-3 record. The Tigers are
2-2 since the calendar turned to 2002. Getting off to a good start in
ACC play has not been a characteristic of Clemson teams over the
years. In fact, each of the last three Clemson teams have been just
1-7 through the first half of the ACC schedule. This team has already
bettered that with two wins. A win for the Tigers against Maryland
would give Clemson three wins in the first half of the ACC schedule
for the first time since 1997-98, the last time Clemson went to the
NCAA Tournament.


Clemson has had a winning record in the first half of the ACC
schedule just once in the last 11 years. That was in 1996-97 when
Clemson was 6-2 for the first half. That Clemson team went on to the
Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and a #8 final ranking in USA Today. In the previous 48 years of the ACC, Clemson has had a winning record
at the halfway point of the league schedule just eight times. Clemson
has had just one other season (1995-96) in which it was break even.



Ford Has Been Top Clemson Freshman


Clemson reserve forward Sharrod Ford, a native of Accokeek, MD will
be making a homecoming of sorts when the Tigers play at Maryland. The
6-9 player has been among Clemson's most productive players this
season. He has played 12.3 minutes per game, but still ranks in the
top 12 in the ACC in blocked shots. He has 19 in the first 18 games
in just 12.3 minutes per contest.


Ford has shot almost 60 percent from the field and has pulled in 3.3
rebounds and scored 4.1 points per outing. He had 11 points at Wake
Forest on Jan. 12 for his third double figure scoring game of the
season, his first in ACC play. Earlier this year he made 4-4 from the
field and had 10 points and four rebounds in a win at Penn State. He
also had 10 points in the win at Hartford.


Unlike most freshman, Ford plays better on the road than at home. As
noted above, all three of his double-figure scoring games have taken
place on the road. He averages 7.2 points a game on the road and just
2.9 at home this year. He is shooting 61.5 percent from the field on
the road compared to 58 percent at home.


Ford attended Gwynn Park High School in Maryland where he played for
Steve Matthews. He averaged 15.8 points, 12 rebounds and 6.6 blocked
shots per game. That blocked shot figure seemed high, but based on
what he has done on a per minute basis this year, it is certainly
realistic. Ford came to Clemson from Hargrave Military in Virginia
where he helped that team to a 26-1 record last year by averaging a
double-double.



Scott Second in Nation in Assists


Clemson guard Edward Scott was second in the nation in assists
through games of Jan. 14. A new ranking is issued every Tuesday
afternoon. Scott had a 7.5 average through games of Jan. 14, second
only to Texas guard T.J. Ford, who had an 8.8 average. Scott had 13
assists on Jan. 15 against N.C. State, so his average is now 7.78 per
game, a record pace for a Clemson player over the course of a season.
Grayson Marshall averaged 7.71 per game in 1985-86 and that is the
record for the course of an entire season.


Grayson Marshall is the only Clemson player to rank in the top 25 in
the nation in assists over the course of a season. Marshall was 20th
as a freshman, 13th as a sophomore and 16th as a junior (1984-85
through 1986-87).


Scott leads the ACC in assists per game, just ahead of Steve Blake of
Maryland. Both players will go head to head on Sunday when Clemson
meets Maryland. In fact, Scott's next game after that will be against
Florida State and Delvon Arrington, who ranks fourth in the nation. No Clemson player has ever led the ACC in assists over the course of
the season.



National Leaders in Assists

(Through games of Jan. 14, 2002)
Rk	Player       	School  	GP	Ast	Avg
1.	T.J. Ford	Texas   	15	132	8.8
2.	Edward Scott	Clemson 	17	127	7.5
3.	Steve Blake	Maryland	15	111	7.4
4.	D Arrington	Florida St.	14	101	7.2
5.	M Montague	BYU      	14	100	7.1
6.	Reggie Kohn	South Florida	15	104	6.9
7.	Guilheme Da Lue	Furman   	16	109	6.8
8.	Corey Santee	TCU     	17	115	6.8
9.	Chris Thomas	Notre Dame	16	107	6.7
10.	Imari Sawyer	DePaul  	12	80	6.7




Scott Moves to Seventh on Clemson Assist List


Clemson junior guard Edward Scott had 13 assists against N.C. State
on Jan. 15 and jumped three spots on Clemson's all-time assist list.
He now has 336 for his career, good enough for eighth place. He needs
just two against Maryland to move into seventh place ahead of Vincent
Hamilton. Scott is also now fourth in Clemson history in assists on a
per game basis. His performance against State allowed him to move
ahead of Terrell McIntyre on a per game basis.


Scott has six games of double figures in assists and eight with nine
or more this year. That includes the win at Georgia Tech when he had
11 assists to go with 12 points. He had 10 points and 13 assists
against State for a double-double. It was his fifth double-double of
the season. In his first two years he never had more than seven
assists in a single game. He had a career-high 14 assists against
Charleston Southern on Dec. 22, the most assists by a Tiger since
Chris Whitney had 14 against Liberty on Dec. 5, 1992.
Scott has been improved in a number of areas this year, including
scoring. He has averaged 9.6 points a game this year and has had a
pair of 20-point scoring nights, the first two of his career. Scott
had 25 points on 8-12 shooting in the win over LaSalle in The Virgin
Islands in the second game of the year, and had 21 points and 11
assists in a victory over Elon. That was the first time since the
1998-99 season that any Clemson player had 20 points and double
figures in assists in the same game. He had 17 against Virginia on
January 8, his career high against an ACC opponent. Scott averages
7.6 points per game over his career, but has the 9.6 average this
year. He has averaged 4.67 assists per game for his career, but
stands at 7.78 assists per game this year. That is ahead of Grayson
Marshall's record pace.


And, Scott's rebound average of 4.7 this year is ahead of his career
3.7 figure.
In fact, his 4.7 rebounds per game is the best for a Clemson point
guard since Doug Hoffman had a 6.0 average as the point guard in
1957-58. Scott had 10 rebounds in the loss to Yale, his career high.
He had an unusual double-double in that game with 10 rebounds and 11
assists, but just one point.



Clemson Career Leaders in Assists/Game
Rk	Name            	Yrs	Years	Ast	GP	A/G
1.	Grayson Marshall	4	1984-88	857	122	7.02
2.	Chris Whitney   	2	1991-93	354	58	6.10
3.	Marion Cash     	2	1988-90	335	64	5.23
4.	Edward Scott    	3	1999-02	336	72	4.67
5.	Terrell McIntyre	4	1995-99	577	126	4.58
6.	Derrick Johnson  	4	1975-79	476	111	4.29
7.	Lou Richie      	2	1992-94	239	57	4.19
8.	Chris Dodds     	3	1979-82	325	83	3.92
9.	Mike Eppley     	4	1980-84	268	69	3.88
10.	David Young      	4	1988-92	330	97	3.40




Clemson Career Leaders in Total Assists
Rk	Name            	Yrs	Years	GP	A/G	Ast
1.	Grayson Marshall	4	1984-88	122	7.02	857
2.	Terrell McIntyre	4	1995-99	126	4.58	577
3.	Derrick Johnson 	4	1975-79	111	4.29	476
4.	Bobby Conrad    	4	1076-80	116	3.47	402
5.	Marc Campbell   	4	1980-84	106	3.43	364
6.	Chris Whitney    	2	1991-93	58	6.10	354
7.	Vincent Hamilton	5	1980-85	116	2.91	337
8.	Edward Scott    	3	1999-02	72	4.67	336
9.	Marion Cash     	2	1988-90	64	6.23	335


Clemson Looks to Reach Last Year's win Total


Clemson will be looking to equal its victory total of all of last
year with a triumph over Maryland. Clemson has an 11-7 record and the
Tigers won just 12 games all of last season. Clemson did not win its
12th game last year until the ACC Tournament, a victory over Florida
State. Clemson has already equaled its regular season ACC victory
total from last year. Clemson had two conference wins in the regular
season last year, then won two of its first three this season.



Clemson Had Avoided Consecutive Losses


Clemson had done a good job of making comebacks from losses this year
prior to the loss against N.C. State. Clemson is 5-1 this season
coming off a loss. Clemson enters the Maryland game off consecutive
losses, the first time this year that has happened.


Clemson had not suffered consecutive losses 17 games into this
season. This was the longest Clemson had gone without suffering
consecutive losses within a season since 1996-97 when Clemson opened
16-1 and did not suffer consecutive losses until games 17 and 18.
Clemson suffered losses in games 17 and 18 this year.
This is just the fourth season in the last 25 years that Clemson has
gone 17 games into the season without suffering consecutive losses.
The other years are the aforementioned 1996-97, 1989-90 when the
Tigers opened 15-3, and 1986-87 when Clemson opened with a record
17-0.


Only three Clemson teams in history that have played at least 10
games in a season have gone an entire season without suffering
back-to-back losses. All three of those seasons came in the 1930s
(1937-38, 1935-36, 1934-35).



Clemson Has Beaten a Ranked Team 16 Straight Years


Clemson's victory over fifth-ranked Virginia continued the school's
streak of consecutive years with at least one win over a top-25 team.
Clemson has beaten at least one top-25 team every year since 1986-87,
a streak of 16 consecutive years.


The victory over fifth-ranked Virginia was the highest ranked
Cavalier team Clemson has beaten in history. It was the first Clemson
win over a top-20 Virginia team since Jan. 19, 1980 when Clemson
defeated the Cavs 88-68. Virginia was led by Ralph Sampson and Jeff
Lamp that year. This was just the sixth time Clemson has beaten a
top-25 Virginia team, its low total among ACC teams.
The win over Virginia was the 16th top-five victory in Clemson
history, but just the fifth in the last 20 years. Larry Shyatt has
now coached two of Clemson's five top five wins since the 1981-82
season. The others are a win over #4 Duke to win the ACC regular
season championship in 1990, a win over second-ranked North Carolina
in 1994, Cliff Ellis's final season, and a win over #3 Kentucky in
Indianapolis to open the 1996-97 season. Larry Shyatt had a hand in
that game also, as he was Rick Barnes's associate head coach that
year.


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