Clemson Basketball Preview vs. Wake Forest


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Clemson Basketball Preview vs. Wake Forest

GAMEDAY SETUP
CLEMSON (13-11, 3-9) vs. WAKE FOREST (15-10, 6-7)
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 14
Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET
Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)
Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: RSN (Wes Durham-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)
• Clemson hopes to stop a three-game skid with a home game against Wake Forest on Tuesday; the Tigers topped the Demon Deacons to begin ACC play this season in Winston-Salem, 73-68.
• The Tigers have won the last three meetings in the series and five straight at home over Wake Forest, the sixth-longest home winning streak over an ACC foe in program history.
• In the New Year's Eve win at Wake, Clemson ended the game on a 15-0 run to earn the thrilling, come from behind victory.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: Wake Forest leads 99-60
Streak: Clemson has won the last three meetings

TIGER TRACKS
• Clemson owns the nation's third-toughest schedule, according to KenPom. The Tigers are 39th in the site's efficiency ratings, while Wake is No. 32.
• The Tigers are second in the ACC with 7.8 steals per game. In the first meeting with the Demon Deacons, Clemson recorded 11 steals and posted 20 points off Wake Forest turnovers.
• Clemson is second among ACC schools with a +3.5 turnover margin. The Tigers committed just seven turnovers in 40 minutes at Duke last time out.
Shelton Mitchell is coming off a career-high 23 points at Duke; most by a Tiger at Cameron Indoor Stadium since Chris Hobbs posted 25 in 2001-02.
Marcquise Reed has 35 steals on the season, most by a Tiger reserve since Andre Young (54) in 2009-10.
Jaron Blossomgame needs just three rebounds Tuesday to pass Sharrod Ford for ninth place in Clemson history with 763.
Elijah Thomas posted a career-high 15 points at Duke; he made 5-7 field goals and 5-7 at the free throw line, while adding nine rebounds in 30 minutes.

Tags: Jaron Blossomgame, Andre Young, Sharrod Ford, Marcquise Reed, Shelton Mitchell, Elijah Thomas
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