Clemson Basketball hosts No. 18 Arkansas Sunday


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Clemson Basketball hosts No. 18 Arkansas Sunday

GAME SETUP
Clemson (4-3) vs. Arkansas (6-1)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7
Tipoff: 5 p.m. ET
Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: ESPNU (Rich Hollenberg-pbp; Stan Heath-color)
• Clemson looks to rebound off a 69-64 loss to Rutgers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Arkansas, who won last season over the Tigers 74-68 in Fayetteville.
• Arkansas is only the seventh ranked non-conference opponent to play at Clemson, and first since No. 8 Arizona came to Littlejohn in 2012-13.
• Sunday’s game is the first of three straight vs. SEC teams.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: Arkansas leads 2-0
Streak: Arkansas has won both previous meetings

QUICK HITS
• Clemson has already bagged a win over an SEC team this season, a 64-61 thriller over LSU in the final round of the Paradise Jam on Nov. 24.
• The four SEC games are the most on Clemson’s schedule since 2007-08.
• The Tigers have had five of seven games decided by five points or less. The next closest in the ACC is two, for several teams. Four conference teams have yet to have a game decided by five or less.
• Seven players return from Clemson’s 2013-14 team that played in the game at Arkansas, led by Damarcus HarrisonDamarcus Harrison
Sr. Guard
#21 6-4, 205
Greenwood, SC

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(13) and Rod HallRod Hall
Sr. Guard
#12 6-1, 205
Augusta, GA

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(10) who both scored double figures in the 74-68 loss.
• Harrison leads the Tigers in scoring with a career-best 11.9 points per game figure; he is also Clemson’s top percentage (.800) free-throw shooter.
Jaron BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame
RS So. Forward
#5 6-7, 215
Alpharetta, GA

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has produced three consecutive double-doubles, the first Tiger to achieve that since Trevor BookerTrevor Booker
Forward (2006 - 2009)
#35 6-7, 240
Whitmire, SC

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in 2008-09.
Landry NnokoLandry Nnoko
Jr. Center
#35 6-10, 255
Montverde, FL

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needs just four blocked shots to reach 100 for his career; Nnoko ranks third in the ACC in blocks per game (2.6).

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