By Staff Report.
The Tigers look to break a two game losing streak when Furman visits Littlejohn Coliseum Friday night at 7:00.
Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Date: Friday, November 25, 2011
City: Clemson, SC
Time: 7:02 PM
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties
(Pete Yanity – play-by-play, Tim Bourret – color)
(Roy Philpott – play-by-play, Ralph Patterson – color)
Overall: Clemson leads 96-51
at Clemson: Clemson leads 54-21
at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 27-1
at Furman: Clemson leads 40-30
at Neutral: Clemson leads 2-0
First Meeting: Clemson, 46-12, in 1911-12
Last Meeting: Clemson, 82-53, in 2009-10
Streak: Clemson has won 27 in a row
• Clemson and Furman will meet for the 148th time on the hardwood on Friday. The Tigers hold a 96-51 advantage all-time in the series and have won 27 straight meetings dating to the 1977-78 season.
• Furman is Clemson’s oldest rival in men’s basketball. The Tigers played the Paladins in the first game in school history on Feb. 9, 1912.
• The Tigers come into the game having lost their last two games against College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina. Brad Brownell’s team is holding opponents to 56.5 points per game.
• The Paladins enter the game with a 3-1 overall record, having last played on Sunday, Nov. 20. Furman defeated Loyola Chicago 63-51 at home. Furman’s only loss was to Mercer on Nov. 17, a 66-46 defeat at Timmons Arena.
• Clemson’s two losses have come by a combined four points, with both games decided in the final minute of play.
• Tuesday’s loss to Coastal Carolina was the first time an opponent scored at the buzzer to beat Clemson since David McClure’s layup lifted Duke to a 68-66 win in Durham in 2007.
• Andre Young is coming off a season-high 20 points in the Tigers’ last outing. He ranks sixth among all active ACC players with 868 career points.
• Young is the ACC’s active leader with 140 steals and is second among active players with 264 assists in his career.
• Young is second in the ACC this season with a 6.3 assist-to-turnover ratio (19-to-3). He played 39 minutes against Coastal Carolina and had no turnovers.
• Young has made at least one three-point goal in 38 of his last 39 games for the Tigers.
• Rod Hall earned his first career start on Tuesday against Coastal Carolina and played a season-high 31 minutes, contributing four points, three assists and a charge drawn.
• Tanner Smith has led the Tiger team in rebounding in three of the four games so far this season.
• Smith also leads the team in field goal percentage (58.6) from a guard position.
• T.J. Sapp has made at least one three-pointer in each of his first four games, and is atop the team in three-point accuracy at 46.2 percent.