Clemson Basketball Preview vs. NC State


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Clemson Basketball Preview vs. NC State

GAMEDAY SETUP
CLEMSON (14-14, 4-12) vs. NC STATE (15-15, 4-13)
Date: Wednesday, March 1
Tipoff: 8 p.m. ET
Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)
Radio: CTSN / Sirius & XM 81 (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: ACCN (Dwayne Ballen-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)
• Clemson closes out its regular season with a pair of home games; the Tigers are in search of their first win in the series with NC State since 2014-15, a 68-57 victory in Raleigh.
• According to KenPom.com, only Oklahoma has faced a tougher schedule to this point in the season than Clemson. The Tigers just finished a string of 19 consecutive games against top-100 RPI teams.
• The Tigers rank among the top 20 in all of Division I in fewest fouls per game, fewest turnovers and turnover margin.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: NC State leads 101-50
Streak: NC State has won the last two meetings

TIGER TRACKS
Jaron Blossomgame needs three field goals to rank in the top 10 in Clemson history in points, rebounds, field goals, free throws, starts, minutes, 10-point games and 20-point games.
• Blossomgame has scored 20 points or better in eight ACC games this season, tied for fourth among all players in the conference.
Sidy Djitte needs just six offensive rebounds to reach 100; he will be the first Tiger to achieve the century mark on the offensive glass over the course of a season since Trevor Booker recorded 107 in 2008-09.
• Djitte is coming off his best ACC game of the year, posting 12 points and nine rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench against No. 19 Florida State.
Shelton Mitchell has scored double figures in eight of the last nine games, and is averaging 12.7 points per game over that stretch.
Elijah Thomas is shooting a team-best 60 percent on field goals this season. It is the highest accuracy by a first-year Clemson player since Trevor Booker shot 60.2 percent as a freshman in 2006-07.

Tags: Jaron Blossomgame, Trevor Booker, Sidy Djitte, Shelton Mitchell, Elijah Thomas
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