Alabama State Visits Littlejohn

Alabama State Visits Littlejohn

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Alabama State Visits Littlejohn

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Clemson returns to action Monday night as they host Alabama State.

GAME SETUP
Site:    Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Date:    Monday, December 19, 2011
City:    Clemson, SC
Time:    7:00 PM
Radio:    Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity – play-by-play, Tim Bourret – color)
Web:    ESPN3 (Rob Jones – play-by-play, Chucky Brown – color)

SERIES NOTES
Overall:       None played
at Clemson:    None played
at Littlejohn:    None played
at Alabama State:    None played
at Neutral:    None played

QUICK FACTS
•    Clemson and Alabama State meet for the first time in series history on Monday.  The Tigers are 22-19 all-time versus schools from the state of Alabama, most recently defeating UAB last season in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, OH.
•    The Tigers enter the game with a 5-4 overall record.  Clemson is coming off a 60-40 win over Winthrop on Saturday, Dec. 17.  The Tigers held Winthrop to 16 second half points and just 31 percent shooting for the game.
•    The Hornets are 2-7 on the season and are coming off a 65-35 loss at Saint Louis on Dec. 17.
•    Clemson’s defense has been good again in 2011-12, as the Tigers are yielding just 54.6 points per game to the opposition.
•    With the win over Winthrop, Clemson improved to 10-1 under Head Coach Brad Brownell when holding the opponent to 50 points or less, including 4-0 this season.
•    The Tigers are holding opponents to just 39.4 percent field goal shooting this season, and only 30.5 percent from three.
•    Andre Young has 194 three-point goals and needs six to become the sixth player in school history with 200 in a career.
•    Young is just 58 points shy of scoring 1,000 career points.
•    Tanner Smith tied a career-high with 17 points against Winthrop.  He previously scored 17 against the same opponent, Long Beach State, as a sophomore and junior.
•    Smith is third in the ACC, averaging 4.7 assists per game.  He has compiled 26 assists over the last five outings.
•    Catalin Baciu made his first career start in his 53rd game as a Tiger.  He scored five against Winthrop and has now made 12 of his last 14 field goal attempts over the past four games.
•    Baciu needs just 17 points to match his three-year total entering his senior season (58).
•    Bernard Sullivan has played 31 minutes over the last two games.  He had played just 28 minutes in Clemson’s first seven games.
•    Clemson’s three primary ball-handlers (Rod Hall, Tanner Smith, Andre Young) have a combined 87-to-34 (2.56) assist-to-turnover ratio.
•    K.J. McDaniels is a native of Birmingham, AL.  His father, Kevin, was a second-team all-conference player at South Alabama.

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