Clemson looks to maintain momentum versus Wake Forest Sunday


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Transfer Javan White is coming off his best game as a Tiger with 10 points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes of action. (USA TODAY Sports-Joshua Kelly)
Transfer Javan White is coming off his best game as a Tiger with 10 points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes of action. (USA TODAY Sports-Joshua Kelly)

Clemson (12-8, 2-5 ACC) and Wake Forest (8-12, 1-7) tip off on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum at 12:01 p.m. ET.

Anish Shroff and Cory Alexander will broadcast the game on ESPNU, while Don Munson and Terrence Oglesby will have the radio call for the Clemson Tigers Network.

Game info...

Projected starters

Clemson

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG

G 2 Marcquise Reed 6-3 188 Gr. 17/16 19.6 5.4 3.3 34.3

G 4 Shelton Mitchell 6-4 200 Gr. 20/20 11.6 2.4 3.2 32.0

F 14 Elijah Thomas 6-9 245 Sr. 20/18 13.1 7.7 1.2 24.6

F 24 David Skara 6-8 213 Gr. 20/20 7.8 4.3 1.5 30.0

F 25 Aamir Simms 6-7 248 So. 20/20 9.3 4.5 0.6 28.2

Wake Forest

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG

G 0 Brandon Childress 6-0 190 Jr. 20/20 16.0 3.6 4.2 36.7

G 2 Sharone Wright Jr. 6-5 180 Fr. 20/11 7.1 2.7 0.7 22.5

G 23 Chaundee Brown 6-5 215 So. 20/20 10.5 4.4 1.2 27.9

F 10 Jaylen Hoard 6-8 215 Fr. 20/20 14.1 8.1 1.3 30.6

C 30 Olivier Sarr 7-0 235 So. 20/11 5.9 5.7 0.5 20.7

Clemson basketball notes

• Clemson will look for its sixth-straight victory in its series against Wake Forest and its second-straight ACC victory. The Tigers will also look to post its seventh-straight home win over the Demon Deacons.

• The Tigers faced off last season against the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem and came away with a 75-67

victory. That game was also played on Feb. 3.

• Clemson has won its last two home ACC games, over Georgia Tech (72-60) and then versus Pittsburgh on Tuesday (82-69).

• Wake Forest has dropped four games in a row, with three of the four coming by at least 16 points. They lost 84-54 at home versus Louisville on Wednesday.

• Entering Sunday's game, according to KenPom, Clemson’s conference strength of schedule (+20.67)

ranks second in the ACC behind Pittsburgh (+21.50) and is the third-toughest in the entire country behind Purdue

(+20.93).

• Marcquise Reed moved into 27th on the all-time scoring list following his performance on Jan. 26 against NC

State. Reed now has 1,190 points in his Clemson career.

• The graduate senior guard is averaging 19.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.9 steals per contest this

season.

• To put that into perspective, he is only one of five players in the entire country to post at least 19.5 points, 5.0

rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per contest this season.

Clyde Trapp scored a career-high 16 points on 4-for-8 shooting, including shooting 4-for-7 from long range

against Pittsburgh (Jan. 29).

Javan White turned in his best game as a Tiger to date against Pittsburgh (Jan. 29). White scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in 16 minutes of action.

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