Clemson Basketball preview vs. Notre Dame


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Clemson Basketball preview vs. Notre Dame

GAME SETUP

CLEMSON (14-9, 7-4 ACC) vs. NOTRE DAME (16-7, 7-4 ACC)

Date: Monday, February 8

Tipoff: 9 p.m. ET

Arena: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,987)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: ESPNU (Rich Hollenberg-pbp; Debbie Antonelli-color)

• Clemson looks to rebound from a difficult 60-57 loss at Virginia Tech 48 hours later against Notre Dame.

• This marks the third straight season Clemson has played the Fighting Irish with only one day of preparation. Notre Dame won both previous games by four points or less.

• Monday’s game is the first in a three-game home stand for the Tigers, who have won five straight ACC games in Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

SERIES HISTORY

CU Series W-L record: Notre Dame leads 3-0

Streak: Notre Dame has won all three meetings

TIGER TRACKS

• Clemson is in search of its first win over Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are the only school in the current ACC alignment the Tigers have not defeated.

Landry Nnoko is coming off one of his top career games with 17 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high eight blocks against Virginia Tech.

• Nnoko’s eight blocks were the most in an ACC game by a Clemson player since Trevor Booker also swatted eight against North Carolina in 2007.

• Nnoko needs just three blocks Monday to become only the sixth player in Clemson history with 200 over a career.

• Nnoko tied his career high with 19 points in the last game with Notre Dame.

Jordan Roper is averaging 13 points per game over Clemson’s last six contests, and needs just 75 points to reach 1,000 for his career.

Donte Grantham is 15-16 at the free throw line the last two games, and is shooting 89 percent overall at the stripe this season.

Jaron Blossomgame averaged 19.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game against Notre Dame last season.

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