Game 25 Notes: Clemson vs. Wake Forest
Game 25: Clemson vs. Wake Forest
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002
9:00 PM (EST)
Littlejohn Coliseum (11,020)
TV: Regional Sports Network
Play By Play: Mike Hogewood * Color Analyst: Dan Bonner
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties
Play By Play: Jim Phillips * Color Analyst: Tim Bourret
Clemson vs. Wake Forest Series
* Wake Forest has an 88-49 lead in the series with Clemson over the
years. The Tigers have a 32-31 lead in games played at Clemson, while
the Deacs have a 47-12 lead in games played at Wake Forest. Wake
Forest also leads in neutral site games, 10-5. Clemson has an 18-14
lead in games played at Littlejohn Coliseum.
* Wake Forest has won seven in a row and 20 of the last 25 overall.
They have won 12 in a row in Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
* Wake Forest has won seven in a row over Clemson, all against Larry
Shyatt. The Deacs have beaten Clemson by 73 points in the last two
meetings combined, 92-60 last year at Clemson and 96-55 earlier this
year at Wake Forest. Wake Forest has beaten Clemson by at least eight
points in four straight games.
* Clemson is 12-47 lifetime at Wake Forest, including 1-12 in games
played in the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Clemson has lost 12 straight in
the facility that was opened for the 1989-90 season. Clemson won that
game behind Dale Davis and Elden Campbell, 89-75, but the Tigers have
not won since. Clemson has been within 10 points of Wake Forest in
Joel Coliseum four of the last six years, but has failed to gain
* Clemson downed Wake Forest two of three games in 1997-98, by 25 at
Clemson and by 19 in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro. Clemson used
dominant second halves in both victories. Wake Forest led at the half
in both games, including an eight-point margin in the ACC Tournament
game. But, Clemson outscored the Deacs 43-17 in the game at Clemson
and 43-16 in the game at Greensboro.
* Clemson has struggled offensively against Wake Forest in each of
the last seven contests with the Deacs, all Wake Forest victories.
Clemson has failed to reach 70 points in each of the seven games and
has averaged just 60 points a game in that stretch. Clemson scored 63
points in the Deacons eight-point win last year at Wake Forest.
Clemson has shot just 37.9 percent (148-391) from the field in the
last seven games combined against Wake Forest. That includes a 32.4
percent against Wake Forest earlier this year.
* This seven-game losing streak to Wake Forest is the longest by the
Tigers against the Deacs since the 1981-85 era when Clemson lost
eight in a row. An 80-65 win at Clemson in Cliff Ellis's first year
ended that streak.
Last meeting with Wake Forest
Wake Forest 96, Clemson 55
Jan. 12, 2002 at Winston-Salem, NC
Wake Forest used a 17-0 run in the first half to take command of the
game and went on to a 96-55 victory over Clemson on Jan.12 at
Lawrence Joel Coliseum. It was Clemson's 12th consecutive loss in
that facility. The Tigers have not won at Wake Forest since the
1989-90 season when the Tigers had Dale Davis and Elden Campbell. Wake Forest had five players in double figures, led by Antwan Scott,
who scored 17. The Deacs made 9-20 three-point shots and shot 48
percent overall. Wake Forest won the battle of the boards, 56-48. It
was just the second time this year Clemson had been out-rebounded in
Clemson shot 12-37 from the field in both halves to end the game with
a 32 percent field goal mark. Clemson had 21 turnovers on offense,
shot just 3-12 on three-point goals and 4-18 from the foul line. It
was Clemson's worst free throw shooting percentage since the Tigers
shot 1-8 from the line against Alabama (.125) in the finals of the
1989 San Juan Shootout.
Jamar McKnight led the Tigers with 13 points. He scored 11 of
Clemson's first 21 points. Freshman Sharrod Ford scored a season high
11 points and also pulled in seven rebounds, including four
offensive. Ray Henderson had eight points on 4-6 shooting and had 10
rebounds. Clemson's starting guards of Tony Stockman and Edward Scott
were a combined 2-17 from the field.
It was a 16-14 game seven minutes into the contest when Wake Forest
went on its 17-0 run, the longest run by a Clemson opponent since
Duke had a n 18-0 run on the way to a 41-point victory in Durham last
year. The Deacs expanded the lead to 26 points by halftime, 53-27.
Clemson could not get the margin under 20 points the remainder of the
Wake Forest's 53 points in the first half were the most against
Clemson in a first half this year. The Deacs 35 make field goals were
also a high mark for a Clemson opponent. The 41-point margin of
defeat ties for the worst under Larry Shyatt as a head coach.
Tigers Face Another Ranked Opponent
Clemson has a 1-5 record against ranked opponents entering Wednesday
night's game with a top 25 Wake Forest game. In many ways Clemsonhas
played better against top 25 teams than against unranked teams. Wake Forest is the only ranked team to soundly defeat the Tigers this
year, a 96-55 win in Winston-Salem a month ago. In two games with #1
Duke the Tigers have lost by 16 and 10 points respectively. In fact,
Clemson's 98-88 loss to the Blue Devils on Feb. 2 is the closest
anyone has come to beating Duke since they lost at Florida State 10
Clemson lost at #3 ranked Maryland by just nine points, a game
Clemson led with four minutes left. The Tigers split two games with
#10 Virginia and had a +2 scoring margin for the two games combined. This is the second of four straight games against top-25 caliber
teams for the Tigers. Clemson goes to N.C. State on Saturday, then
plays host to Maryland on Feb. 20.
Phillips To Make 500th Broadcast in Littlejohn Wednesday
Jim Phillips, the voice of the Tigers since 1968-69, will broadcast
his 500th Clemson game in Littlejohn Coliseum Wednesday night when
the Tigers take on Wake Forest. Phillips first year with the Clemson
network coincides with the first year of Littlejohn Coliseum. Last Wednesday's game with Georgia Tech was to be his 500th game, but
he was ill with the flu and could not attend. That was the 500th game
in the history of the facility. Thus, you can see, he had never
missed a game in the history of Littlejohn, working 499 in a row,
then missed what would have been his 500th.
This is a landmark year for Phillips, who is already in the Clemson
University Athletic Hall of Fame. Should he make it to the last six
games of the regular season, Clemson's first round contest in the ACC
Tournament will be his 1,000th broadcast of a Clemson men's
basketball game regardless of site.
Clemson at Virginia Review...
Virginia 85, Clemson 71
Feb. 10, 2002 at Charlottesville, VA
Virginia used a 15-0 run during a three-minute spurt in the second
half and went on to an 85-71 victory over Clemson in Charlottesville
on Feb. 10. The Virginia victory avenged Clemson's 16-point win at
Littlejohn Coliseum on Jan. 8. The 10th-ranked Cavaliers won the
points off turnover statistic 25-11, the exact margin of the final
Clemson was led in scoring by Jamar McKnight with 18 points. He had
scored 25 points against the Cavaliers in Clemson's win over a
fifth-ranked Virginia team earlier in the season. Chris Hobbs added
15 points, his high point total since Jan. 15, while Chey Christie
added 14 points, his high figure since Dec. 2.
Edward Scott played 39 minutes with a stomach virus and had eight
points, eight assists and a game high seven rebounds. Clemson
starters Tony Stockman and Ray Henderson were held to five points
total between them.
Clemson shot a solid 48.2 percent from the field, 33 percent on
three-point shots and 69 percent from the line. The Cavaliers shot
48.1 percent from the field, but hit 26-33 free throws. Virginia made
10 more free throws than Clemson attempted, and held the rebound
advantage 34-30. The turnover margin was just 15-11, but as said
above, Virginia scored 25 points off the 15 Clemson turnovers while
Clemson averaged just one point for every turnover forced. Virginia was led by Roger Mason, Jr. with 23 points, while Travis
Watson scored 20 and had 10 rebounds. Chris Williams, who did not
score in the game at Clemson, added 18 points and four assists. Virginia jumped out to a15-5 lead early, but Clemson battled back to
make it a 27-25 game on a three-point goal by Christie. It was a
one-point game at 33-32 on a three-point goal by Jamar McKnight with
4:30 to go in the half. Virginia led 44-39 at intermission behind 12
points by Mason and Watson, who made just his second three-point goal
of the year. Five different Virginia players made at least one
three-point goal in the first eight minutes. The Cavs had shot 2-25
from long range in the first meeting.
Clemson tied the game at 50-50 with 15:05 left on a three-point goal
by McKnight. Virginia called timeout and turned up their pressure.
The Cavs went on a 15-0 run to take a 65-50 lead. Williams had five
and Mason had four during the run in which Clemson committed four
turnovers. Clemson never closed to within double figures the rest of
Ford and Christie Contributing
Clemson guard Chey Christie had his best game in two months in the
game at Virginia. The freshman from Hartford, CT scored 14 points on
6-12 shooting in 26 minutes. He also added three steals, an assist
and made 2-4 three-point goals. He was a leader in Clemson's comeback
from a 10-point deficit early in the game.
That was Christie's first double figure scoring game since he had 21
against #1 Duke in Durham on Dec. 2. It was his fourth double figure
scoring game of the year. Christie has gotten additional minutes of
late, as an injured ankle is finally healthy. For the year Christie
is averaging 5.3 points a game, first among the Tiger freshmen.
Christie's stats are better on the road than at home this year. He
has scored 7.8 points a game on the road compared to just 4.3 a game
at home. He has made just 2-20 three-point shots at home and is 6-13
on the road.
Freshman forward Sharrod Ford has been among Clemson's most
productive players this season. He had five points and five rebounds
in 24 minutes at Virginia. He has played 13 minutes per game, but
still ranks in the top 15 in the ACC in blocked shots. Ford had one
of his best games of the year against #1 Duke on Feb. 2 when he had
10 points on 4-6 shooting and added three rebounds in 18 minutes. Ford has shot almost 57 percent from the field and has pulled in 3.1
rebounds and scored 4.2 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.
Like Christie, Ford plays better on the road than at home. As noted
above, three of his four double-figure scoring games have taken place
on the road. He averages 6.0 points a game on the road and just 4.2
at home this year.
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
Clemson Playing Better on the Road
For an unknown reason, Clemson has played better on the road than at
home this year. It really has been the case all year. The Tigers have
a higher scoring average, better field goal percentage and better
three-point percentage on the road as compared to home this year. The stat is most telling in three-point shooting. Clemson has shot
just 27.6 percent on three-point attempts at home, while hitting
nearly 36 percent away from home. The opposition is shooting 37
percent on three-point attempts in Littlejohn Coliseum, compared to33
percent away from Littlejohn. It is even the case in rebounding.
Clemson is +5.9 rebound margin at home, but +7.9 on the road. Over its last two home games, Clemson is just 41-113 from the field,
36 percent. But, over its last two road games, Clemson is shooting
51-113, 45 percent.
Clemson Losing Streak at Eight Games
Clemson has an eight-game losing streak heading into the Wake Forest
game on Feb. 13. The Deacons began this streak with a 96-55 victory
in Winston-Salem. Clemson had won consecutive ACC games for the first
time in four years heading into that game.
What has been Clemson's problem during the streak. The only common
denominator has been turnover margin. Clemson has committed more
turnovers than it has forced in all eight games. Five times during
the streak Clemson has out-rebounded the opposition, so rebounding
has not been the problem.
Three-point shooting has something to do with it. The opposition has
made more threes than Clemson in six of he eight games and has had a
better three-point field goal percentage in six of the games.
McKnight Stats Much Improved
Jamar McKnight, Clemson's only senior, is following a tradition of
second-year improvement by Tiger junior college players. This season,
McKnight has scored13.4 points a game and averaged 4.3 rebounds per
contest. He is shooting 48 percent from the field and a team best 41
percent from three-point range. He has led Clemson in scoring in six
of the last nine games and has scored in double figures 11 straight
games. He has made at least one three-point goal in 10 straight
games. He is trying to become the first Clemson player to shoot over
40 percent from three-point range for the course of a season (given
50 made three-point goals) since Terrell McIntyre in 1998-99 Last year, McKnight scored just 68 points and had 25 rebounds all
year in 20 games. This year he has 295 points and 94 rebounds in 22
games. He missed two games due to injury earlier this year and played
just two minutes in a third. He averaged 3.4 points and 1.3 rebounds
per contest year ago. Thus, McKnight has tripled his scoring average
and rebound average between his junior and senior seasons. He has
scored in double figures in every ACC game except the Duke game in
Durham when he played just one minute due to injury.
McKnight might have played his best game as a Tiger when Clemson
defeated Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Jan. 5. The native of Zachery, LA
who was playing in front of family and friends who had made the trip
from Louisiana, had 22 points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes of
play. He made his last five shots from the field and shot 9-12
He added to his growing fan base with a 25-point performance against
fifth-ranked Virginia. McKnight made 9-20 shots from the field, 3-7
on three-pointers and scored 18 points in the second half. He scored
six of Clemson's final 10 points down the stretch. He did not have a
turnover in his 33 minutes of work and added seven rebounds, one off
his career high.
Most junior college transfers make improvement from year one to year
two. But, McKnight is doing it at a record pace. Billy Williams holds
the Clemson standard for scoring average improvement for a junior
college transfer from his first year to his second. Williams average
went from 5.6 a game in 1977-78 to 13.4 in 1978-79, a 7.6 points per
game improvement. He went on to average 17.6 points a game and earn
first-team All-ACC honors in 1979-80. McKnight stands at a +10 points
per game improvement this year over last season, so he is ahead of
Williams improvement rate. The improvement would be the fifth best in
Clemson history if the season ended today.
The overall Clemson record for improvement in scoring from one season
to another is held by Will Solomon, who improved by 14.6 points a
game from his freshman year to his sophomore year. That is an ACC
Jamar McKnight Improvement Chart
Category 2000-01 2001-02
Points/Game 3.4 13.4
Rebounds/Game 1.3 4.3
Field goal % .429 .481
3Pt FGs/Game 0.45 1.85
3pt Goal % .391 .414
Minutes/Game 9.4 25.1
Clemson's Top Scoring Improvements in Consecutive Seasons
Player First Year Second Year Imp
Will Solomon 99-98 (6.3) 99-00 (20.9) +14.6
Bill Yarborough 53-54 (15.7) 54-55 (28.3) +12.6
Earle Maxwell 58-59 (3.2) 59-60 (13.8) +10.6
Michael Tait 85-86 (2.5) 86-87 (12.9) +10.4
Jamar McKnight 00-01 (3.4) 01-02 (13.4) +10.0
Elden Campbell 86-87 (8.8) 87-88 (18.8) +10.0
Glenn Corbit 83-84 (1.8) 84-85 (11.7) +9.9
Trip Jones 66-67 (0.8) 67-68 (10.0) +9.2
David Brown 74-75 (2.9) 75-76 (11.6) +8.7
Larry Nance 77-78 (3.1) 78-79 (11.1) +8.0
Clemson Enters February
Clemson finished the month of January with a 2-6 record, victories
over Georgia Tech and Virginia on Jan. 5 and 8, respectively. Having
a losing record in the month of January is nothing new for Clemson.
Historically it has been a difficult month for the Clemson program.
Dating to the beginning of the ACC in 1953-54, Clemson has had a
winning record in January just 13 of 49 seasons. This year marks the
fifth straight year Clemson has won just two games or fewer in the
Clemson is just 7-33 over the last five years in January, including
this year. That includes a 2-6 record in January 1998, a year Clemson
went on to make the NCAA Tournament. Clemson has had a better record
in February than January each of the last four years. Larry Shyatt
hopes the trend continues this year.
The same holds true when comparing the first half of the ACC schedule
to the second half. This year the end of the first half coincides
with the change from January to February. Over the last four years
Clemson is 6-26 in games played in the first half of the ACC
schedule, but 12-20 in the second half of the league schedule. In
other words Clemson has a winning percentage 100 percent better in
the second half than the first half.
Clemson has had an improved or at least the same record in the second
half as compared to the first half 35 of the previous 48 seasons.
Clemson has had at least the same record in the second half as
compared to the first half in each of the last four years and 10 of
the last 12.
Three-Point Shooting Has Been Important
Three-point shooting has become more and more important in basketball
at all levels. Each of the top nine three-point shooting teams in the
NBA were the top nine teams in terms of winning percentage entering
last week's play.
North Carolina made 11 three-point goals in its win over Clemson on
Jan. 26, while the Tigers made just five. The six made field goals
from three-point range equaled the scoring difference in the game.
The same was true in the Duke game on Feb. 2 as the Blue Devils made
11 three-point goals to just six for the Tigers, a 15-point
difference, a key to the 10-point Duke victory. That was again the
case against Georgia Tech, who had 11 three-point goals to just four
for the Tigers and the 21-point difference in made three-point goal
points nearly equaled the final margin (74-50).
When Clemson defeated Virginia earlier this year the Cavs made just
2-25 three-point goals compared to 8-19 for the Tigers. When Wake
Forest defeated Clemson in Winston-Salem the Deacs made 9-20, while
Clemson was just 3-12. When N.C. State downed Clemson in Littlejohn
the Wolfpack made 15-31 threes compared to 5-12 for Clemson. Clemson
made 15-28 threes at Maryland, a big reason Clemson was in the game
the entire time at College Park.
The team with the higher three-point goal percentage has won nine of
the last 11 Clemson games.
Clemson Schedule Notes
Clemson has lost eight in a row since a 16-point win over Virginia on
Jan. 8... this is Clemson's longest losing streak since last year
when Clemson lost eight in a row before upsetting #1 ranked North
Carolina in Littlejohn Coliseum... Clemson had not lost consecutive
games over the first 17 games of the season, now has lost eight in a
row... Clemson began the season with five of its first seven ACC
games on the road, the only ACC team that has that kind of a
schedule... it is the first time Clemson has played five of its first
league games on the road since 1987-88... still, Clemson's 2-6 league
record was its best in the first half of the schedule since 1997-98
when Clemson was 3-5 for the first half of the schedule... Clemson
had been 1-7 in the first half each of the last three years... the
North Carolina game began a stretch of six games at home in an
eight-game period... Clemson has just two ACC road games left, at
N.C. State (Feb. 16) and at North Carolina (Feb. 27)... Clemson has
just one more ACC road game left during the week.
Clifton Has Same Amount of Steals and Turnovers
Clemson reserve forward Dwon Clifton has struggled from the field of
late, but he has contributed when it comes to defense and ball
handling. Entering the Wake Forest game, Clifton has 42 steals and
just 42 turnovers for his 55-game career as a Clemson player. How rare is it to have more steals than turnovers? Only one other
player in Clemson history who has played at least 15 games has more
steals than turnovers in a career. Sean Tyson, who played for the
Tigers from 1987-91, had 104 steals and just 97 turnovers for his
72-game career. The only other player who was close was Greg Buckner,
who had 179 steals and 182 turnovers between 1994-98. Buckner is now
with the Dallas Mavericks.
This year Clifton has 23 steals, third best on the team and just 18
turnovers. He has a 25/18 assist/turnover ratio for this year, second
on the team in ratio behind Edward Scott.
Scott Second in Nation in Assists
Clemson guard Edward Scott was second in the nation in assists
through games of Feb. 4. A new ranking is issued every Tuesday
afternoon. Scott had a 7.82 average through games of Feb. 4, second
only to Texas guard T.J. Ford. Scott has had at least eight assists
in seven straight games, including 13 against N.C. State on Jan. 15.
He is on pace to set a Clemson single season record. 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. Clemson player has ever led the ACC in
assists over the course of the season.
NCAA Assist Leaders (Through Feb. 4, 2002)
Player School GP Ast /G
T.J. Ford Texas 20 171 8.6
Edward Scott Clemson 22 172 7.8
Matt Montague BYU 19 140 7.4
Steve Blake Maryland 21 154 7.3
Reggie Kohn S. Florida 21 152 7.2
Sean Kennedy Marist 21 149 7.1
Guilheme DaLuz Furman 22 154 7.0
Sean Peterson Georgia So 22 154 7.0
Scott Moves to Fifth on Clemson Assist List
Clemson junior guard Edward Scott had eight assists against Duke on
February 2 and moved into fifth place on the Clemson all-time assist
list. He now has 385 for his career, good enough for fifth place as
he recently moved ahead of Chris Whitney and Marc Campbell. His eight
assists against North Carolina allowed him to jump ahead of Chris
Whitney, who is now starting with the Washington Wizards.
Scott has six games of double figures in assists and 15 with eight or
more this year, including seven in a row. 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 10.1 points a game this year and has had
three 20-point scoring nights, the first three of his career. He
recently netted 20 points, including a career high five three-point
goals, in a loss at #3 Maryland, then had 20 on 10 field goals
against #1 Duke two weeks later.
"Edward Scott was terrific," said Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski. "He really did a good job pushing the ball up. Obviously (Tony)
Stockman made a lot of shots, but I really admire what Scott did
Scott has had more turnovers than assists in just two games all
season and has had more assists than turnovers in all 11 ACC games.
He has done that in 11 straight games overall.
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.
And, Scott's rebound average of 4.8 this year is ahead of his career
3.8 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.
Seven times this year Scott has had at least six rebounds, assists
and points in the same game, including the Maryland game of Jan. 20
when he had 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Bruise Brothers Leading Inside Game
Clemson frontcourt players Ray Henderson and Chris Hobbs have been a
strong duo on the inside this year. They combined for 23 points and
22 rebounds against 3rd ranked Maryland on Jan. 20.
Hobbs ranks second on the team in scoring with an 11.8 average, while
Henderson is fifth on the team with an 8.5 average. They are the top
two rebounders on the Tiger team, as Henderson has a 9.0 rebounding
average and Hobbs is at 6.0 per game. Henderson is third in the ACC
in rebounds per game. Both are shooting at least 54 percent from the
Both had a strong impact on Clemson's win at Georgia Tech. Hobbs had
25 points and 10 rebounds, while Henderson added nine points and six
rebounds. Collectively, they shot 13-21 from the field and pulled in
16 rebounds to go with 34 points.
Both have double-double potential. Henderson already has eight
double-doubles this year, more than he had all of last year and
second best among ACC players. Hobbs has two double-doubles,
including the win over Georgia Tech and the win at Penn State.
Henderson and Hobbs, both from the state of North Carolina, are the
major reason Clemson is out-rebounding the opposition by 8.0 rebounds
With both players at roughly the same size, 6-7 and 255 pounds, Coach
Larry Shyatt has begun to call them the "Bruise Brothers" when he
refers to Hobbs and Henderson in interviews. They are reminding some
of a powerful frontcourt duo that led the Tigers to the ACC regular
season championship in 1989-90.
That year, Elden Campbell and Dale Davis both were named first-team
All-ACC, the only year in school history Clemson has had two
first-team selections. Campbell and Davis combined for 30.7 points
and 19.3 rebounds per game on Clemson's 24-8 squad that advanced to
the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Campbell and Davis were known as the "Duo of Doom" as the 6-11
frontcourt players struck fear in opposing players who drove the lane
against them. Both are still in the NBA 12 years later. Campbell is
the starting center for the Charlotte Hornets, while Davis is the
starting center for the Portland Trailblazers.
Below is a comparison between Davis-Campbell and Hobbs-Henderson. It
looks at the year 1988-89 for Campbell and Davis, the year they were
juniors and sophomores, respectively, the same class and level of
experience for Henderson and Hobbs. Campbell and Davis scored at a
higher rate, but Hobbs and Henderson are holding their own in terms
of rebounding, field goal percentage and free throw percentage,
despite playing fewer minutes.
Bruise Brothers vs. Duo of Doom
Category 1988-89 2001-02
Points/Game 30.8 20.3
Rebounds/Game 16.6 15.0
Field Goal % .594 .557
Free Throw % .666 .665
Minutes/Game 51.7 48.4
Stockman Second in Three-Point Goals/Game
Clemson sophomore Tony Stockman is now second in Clemson history on a
per game basis in three-point goals per game and is sixth in overall
three-point goals. He made five in the 10-point loss to Duke recently
and connected on six at Maryland and at Florida State. Stockman now
has 134 three-point goals for his career, sixth best in school
history. He needs just five against Wake Forest to move ahead of
David Young, who played at Clemson from 1988-92.
It took him just 43 games to reach 100 three-point goals, second
fastest in Clemson history behind Chris Whitney. Of course, Whitney
was a junior college transfer, so Stockman is the first to reach 100
as a sophomore just 43 games into his career.
Stockman now has 134 three-point goals in just 53 games, an average
of 2.53 per game. That is second best in Clemson history on a
per-game average, behind Whitney's 2.88 per game achieved between
1991-93. Whitney had 167 threes in 58 career games. He is now a
starting guard with Michael Jordan and the Washington Wizards.
Stockman is making threes at a higher rate than former teammate and
Will Solomon, Terrell McIntrye.
Clemson Career Leaders in Three-Point Goals/Game
Rk Name Yrs Years Md GP 3G/G
1. Chris Whitney 2 1991-93 167 58 2.88
2. Tony Stockman 2 2000-02 134 53 2.53
3. Will Solomon 3 1998-01 214 94 2.28
4. Michael Tait 2 1985-87 70 31 2.26
5. T McIntyre 4 1995-99 259 126 2.06
6. Marc Campbell 4 1980-84 37 19 1.95
7. Anthony Jenkins 4 1982-87 91 47 1.94
8. Jeff Brown 2 1992-94 82 55 1.49
9. Bruce Martin 4 1991-95 129 88 1.46
10. David Young 4 1988-92 138 97 1.42
Clemson Career Leaders in Total Three-Point Goals
Rk Name Yrs Years GP Att 3Gls
1. T McIntyre 4 1995-99 126 696 259
2. Will Solomon 3 1998-01 94 585 214
3. Chris Whitney 2 1991-93 58 404 167
4. A Jurkunas 4 1995-00 115 414 146
5. David Young 4 1988-92 97 402 138
6. Tony Stockman 2 2000-02 53 363 134
7. Bruce Martin 4 1991-95 88 336 129
8. Merl Code 4 1993-97 97 371 125
9. Andre Bovain 4 1990-94 108 326 107
10. Tony Christie 4 1995-99 115 315 106
Clemson Rebounding Near a Record Pace
Clemson has been strong on the glass this year. The Tigers have been
out-rebounded just four times in 24 games this season. Clemson has a
+6.7 rebound margin over the first 24 games, a figure that would be
second in Clemson history.
The Clemson record for rebound margin over the course of a season is
+8.2 per game, a mark established by Larry Shyatt's first Clemson
team (1998-99). That team ranked eighth in the nation in rebound
margin. Harold Jamison led that club with a 9.9 figure, 18th best in
Ray Henderson has done his best to impersonate Jamison on this
Clemson team. The junior from Charlotte has averaged 9.0 rebounds per
game, third best in the ACC. He is a big reason Clemson is among the
ACC leaders in rebounding. Henderson's rebound stat is impressive
considering he plays just 23 minutes per game. Jamison played 29
minutes a game when he averaged 9.9 rebounds per contest in 1998-99.
Clemson's top Rebound Margin Seasons