Clemson vs Wake Forest postgame notes


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Tigers celebrate Josh Smith's last second shot.
Tigers celebrate Josh Smith's last second shot.

Team Notes
• Clemson won Saturday on a tip-in by Josh SmithJosh Smith
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with 0.5 seconds remaining in the game, breaking a 57-57 tie late against Wake Forest.

• It was Clemson’s first game-winner inside the final second since Sharrod FordSharrod Ford
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scored on a dunk at the buzzer in 2005 vs. Virginia Tech.

• The Tigers won their third ACC game of the season, and all three have been on consecutive Saturday afternoons.

• Clemson’s win was its fifth straight at home in the series against Wake Forest, all under Brad Brownell.

• Clemson committed just seven turnovers, its lowest total since the season opener (5) against Florida A&M.

• The Tigers improved to 5-1 this season when winning the turnover margin.

• Clemson had eight blocked shots Saturday, its highest total against an ACC team this season.

Individual Notes
Rod HallRod Hall
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moved to 10th in Clemson history for career assists. With five in Saturday’s game, the senior now has 355 for his career, passing Chris Whitney for 10th.

• Hall committed no turnovers Saturday, a first against an ACC team this season.

Landry NnokoLandry Nnoko
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Montverde, FL

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moved to 10th in Clemson history for career blocked shots. With four in Saturday’s win, the junior now has 115, passing Glen McCants for 10th.

Donte GranthamDonte Grantham
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#15 6-8, 205
Martinsburg, WV

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led the Tigers in scoring for the second straight Saturday win; the freshman posted 13 points, along with seven rebounds in 30 minutes.

Jordan RoperJordan Roper
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#20 6-0, 165
Columbia, SC

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produced double figures for the second time this season, and first since the season opener against Florida A&M. He posted 12 points and two steals in 36 minutes.

• Josh Smith pulled down eight rebounds Saturday, none more important than the final that set up the game-winning putback with 0.5 left.

• Smith’s eight rebounds were a career high.

Tags: Josh Smith, Rod Hall, Jordan Roper, Landry Nnoko, Donte Grantham, Sharrod Ford
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