Countdown to tip off: Clemson hosts Louisiana-Lafayette

Countdown to tip off: Clemson hosts Louisiana-Lafayette

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Countdown to tip off: Clemson hosts Louisiana-Lafayette

Clemson will face Louisiana-Lafayette of the first time in program history when it hosts the Sun Belt Conference member in the Tigers’ final non-conference game of the season.

Clemson comes into the 3 p.m. tip on a six-game winning streak, including Tuesday’s 64-48 victory over rival South Carolina.

The Tigers are looking to continue their best start to a season since the 2008-’09 season.

 GAMEDAY SETUP

CLEMSON (10-1) vs. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (10-2)

Date: Friday, December 22

Tipoff: 3:01 p.m. ET

Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)

Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: ACCN Extra (Pete Yanity -pbp; Jim Davis-color)

  • Clemson is 28-3 all-time against members of the Sun Belt Conference.
  • Donte Grantham is a mere nine points shy of reaching 1,000 for his career – becoming the 39th player in Clemson history to achieve that feat.
  • Tigers improved to a nice 69-29 record in Nov./Dec. under Brownell.
  • With his 25-point performance against South Carolina, Marcquise Reed has now scored exactly 500 points in a Clemson uniform.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: First Meeting
Streak: First Meeting

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE SCOUTING REPORT

  • The Ragin’ Cajuns enter this afternoon’s matchup with a 10-2 overall mark this season.
  • Louisiana-Lafayette are the winners of seven in a row.
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns currently have four players averaging double-figures in scoring and are led by JaKeenan Gant (17.0 ppg).
  • Bryce Washington is averaging a double-double for the Cajuns (10 points and 10 rebounds).
  • Something has to give – the Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 88.2 points per game, while the Tigers surrender just 62.9 points per contest.

 TIGER TRACKS

  • The Tigers received 35 votes in this week’s AP Top 25 poll (ranked 28th).  They received 10 votes in USA Today coaches poll. Clemson’s RPI checks in at 21st nationally.
  • Marcquise Reed earned named ACC Player of the Week honors (12/18/17).
  • Reed has now scored exactly 500 points in his Clemson career.
  • He is one of just 15 players in the country to average at least 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.
  • Coach Brownell (134 victories at Clemson) is four wins shy of tying and five shy of passing Oliver Purnell for the third most wins at Clemson.
  • Elijah Thomas is one of only seven players in the country currently averaging at least 11.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.
  • Grantham (991) is just nine points shy of becoming the 39th 1,000-point scorer in Clemson history.

–Staff Reports

 

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