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CLEMSON (7-6, 0-1 ACC) vs. Florida State (10-2, 0-0 ACC)

Date: Saturday, January 2

Tipoff: 12 p.m. ET

Arena: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (14,987)

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

TV: RSN (Bob Rathbun-pbp; Cory Alexander-color)

Clemson opens its home ACC schedule Saturday when the Seminoles come to Greenville; the ‘Noles hold the all-time series lead, 37-30.

The visiting team has won the last four regular season games in the series entering Saturday’s contest.

Saturday’s game marks the fourth time in the last five seasons that Clemson has opened its home ACC slate against Florida State. The Tigers’ last home win over the ‘Noles was 79-59 in 2011-12.

CU Series W-L record: Florida State leads 37-30

Streak: Florida State won the most recent meeting

TIGER TRACKS

Clemson’s biggest home opening ACC wins were arguably in back to back years against Duke. First, the Tigers claimed a 51-48 triumph over the No. 19 Blue Devils on Jan. 3, 1996. Then, Rick Barnes’ club outlasted Duke in overtime the following year, 86-82.

The Tigers are 18-11 all-time at home in the series against Florida State. Clemson once claimed seven in a row in Littlejohn Coliseum over the Seminoles from 2002-08. Saturday’s game will be the first “home” ACC game at an off-campus site.

The Tigers opened ACC play on Wednesday with an 80-69 loss at No. 7 North Carolina. Jaron Blossomgame led the way with 15 points and six rebounds.

Jordan Roper rebounded from a scoreless effort at Georgia with 13 points at North Carolina, while playing a career-high 40 minutes. He was the first Tiger to play all 40 minutes in a game since Rod Hall did it at home against Notre Dame last season.

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