By Staff Report.
Clemson travels to Miami in search of a much needed win as they look to finish the season strong.
Site: BankUnited Center (7,200)
Date: Sunday, Feb.20, 2011
City: Coral Gables, FL
Time: 3:30 PM
TV: ESPNU (Jon Sciambi, Mike Kelley)
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret)
Overall: Clemson leads 10-6
at Miami: Miami leads 3-2
at Clemson: Clemson leads 5-1
at Littlejohn Coliseum: Clemson leads 5-1
at Neutral: Clemson leads 3-2
First Meeting: Clemson won 98-96 in 1955-56
Last Meeting: Clemson won 79-72 at home on Jan. 8, 2011
Streak: Clemson has won four in a row
Last Miami win: 75-72 in 2007-08 at Miami (FL)
Since Miami Joined the ACC: Tied 5-5
• Clemson has defeated Miami (FL) four consecutive games and has a 10-6 lead in the series. But, only one of four games has been played in Miami. The two schools have split 10 games since the Hurricanes joined the ACC for the 2004-05 season.
• Clemson is 16-0 this year when it shoots a higher field goal percentage than the opposition, and 10-0 when the Tigers shoot at least 50 percent from the field. The team with the higher field goal percentage has won 25 of the 26 Clemson games this year.
• Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell has already set a school record for ACC wins by a Tiger first-year head coach with six. His 17 overall wins already rank third best for a Clemson first-year head coach.
• Clemson leads the ACC in scoring defense, allowing 60.5 points per game. Clemson has a chance to become the first ACC team since 1996-97 (NC State) to hold opponents to 60 points per game or less. The Tigers rank 19th in the nation in scoring defense.
• Andre Young has made at least one three-point goal in 27 straight games, including all 26 this year. Young ranks fifth in the ACC in three-point goals per game, third in assist-to-turnover ratio, fifth in three-point goals per game, seventh in three-point percentage and 10th in steals per game. Young needs one three-point goal to reach 150 for his career.
• Demontez Stitt has averaged 16.3 points per game over his last four outings, and needs eight assists to reach 400 for his career.
• Milton Jennings had 15 points and 12 rebounds against North Carolina, his first career double-double against an ACC team. He nearly had another in Clemson’s loss at NC State on Thursday. He had 10 points and nine rebounds in that contest.
• Clemson has lost nine games this year and four of them have been decided by two points or less, three in the ACC alone.
• Six of Clemson’s last seven opponents have failed to shoot 40 percent from the field against the Tiger defense. Only one opponent (Maryland) has shot 50 percent against the Tigers this season.
• Jerai Grant has more blocked shots (62) than fouls (52) this season. Grant needs 14 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.