By Staff Report.
The Tigers return to action Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum when Maryland comes to town.
Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
City: Clemson, SC
Time: 7:02 PM
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity – play-by-play, Tim Bourret – color)
TV: ESPNU (Carter Blackburn – play-by-play, Jay Williams – color)
Overall: Maryland leads 88-49
at Clemson: Clemson leads 35-26
at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 22-19
at Maryland: Maryland leads 52-10
at Neutral: Maryland leads 10-4
First Meeting: Maryland, 45-34, in 1938-39
Last Meeting: Maryland, 79-77, in 2010-11
Streak: Maryland has won two straight
• Clemson and Maryland will meet for the 138th time Tuesday in a series that dates to the 1938-39 season. The Terrapins hold an 88-49 overall advantage in the series, with Clemson leading 35-26 in games played at home.
• The Tigers are coming off their fourth ACC road loss by four points or less, a 67-65 defeat at Virginia Tech on Saturday. Nine of Clemson’s 11 losses have been seven points or less.
• The Terrapins played well last time out against No. 5 North Carolina, but the Tar Heels claimed an 83-74 win in College Park on Saturday. Maryland has lost five of its last six.
• Clemson’s four road ACC losses have come by a total of 11 points, with the largest a four-point defeat against a ranked Virginia team on Jan. 31.
• Clemson has outscored its ACC opponents by 15 total points halfway through league play, yet the Tigers have a 3-5 conference record to this point.
• This will be the first-ever meeting between Clemson’s Brad Brownell and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon.
• Andre Young has not committed a turnover in three consecutive games for the Tigers in 101 total minutes of play. He has notched 10 assists during that time and now has a 3.1 assist-to-turnover ratio this season, second-best in the ACC behind North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall.
• K.J. McDaniels earned his first career start at Virginia Tech and responded with career-highs in points (14), minutes (28), rebounds (5), blocked shots (5) and assists (2).
• Bernard Sullivan, another Tiger freshman, also posted career-highs with seven points and four rebounds in just nine minutes of play at Virginia Tech.
• Tanner Smith’s streak of 13 games with at least one three-point goal was snapped Saturday at Virginia Tech, but he is still shooting a career-best 37 percent from behind the arc overall this season.
• Catalin Baciu has come off the bench to average 5.5 points per game in ACC play, fifth-best on the team. He is shooting 61 percent in conference games.
• Milton Jennings has returned from suspension and will dress for Tuesday’s game.
• Clemson’s honorary captain Tuesday will be former center Tom Wideman, who played for the Tigers from 1995-99.