Countdown to tipoff

Countdown to tipoff

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Countdown to tipoff

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Clemson looks to improve to 7-1 on this young basketball season as it host South Carolina State today at 7 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum.

 

 

 

GAME SETUP
CLEMSON vs. SC STATE
(6-1, 0-0 ACC)    (2-5, 0-0 MEAC)
Tipoff:  7 p.m.
Tickets:  1-800-CLEMSON
Web: ESPN3 (Don Munson-pbp; Ralph Patterson-color)
Radio:  CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
• Clemson takes on SC State for the 13th time in the series, and for the fifth time in the last six seasons.
• The Tigers are coming off a 69-40 win over Coastal Carolina on Friday. Clemson held Cliff Ellis’ Chanticleers scoreless for the first 9:25 of the game.
• Clemson is in search of its first 5-0 start at home since the 2008-09 team won its first nine contests at Littlejohn Coliseum.

THE SERIES
CU Series W-L record: Clemson leads 11-1
Streak: Clemson has won the last six meetings

QUICK HITS
• Clemson leads the NCAA in scoring defense (51.3), is second in field goal percentage defense (.341), third in three-point percentage defense (.212) and sixth in blocks per game (8.0).
• The Tigers have held all but one opponent (UMass) below 60 points.
• Clemson is 6-0 this season when its bench outscores the opposition’s bench.
• Clemson is coming off a +19 rebounding margin over Coastal Carolina, the program’s largest in any game since Dec. 19, 2009 vs. College of Charleston.
• K.J. McDaniels is tied for 10th in Clemson history with Raymond Sykes with 102 career blocked shots.
• McDaniels has five 20-point games already this season, tied for second in the ACC behind only Duke’s Jabari Parker (7).
• Rod Hall ranks among the ACC’s top 10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (4-to-1), assists per game (4.0) and free throw percentage (.885).
• Devin Coleman has scored double figures just three times in his career, but two have come in Clemson’s past two games.

PROJECTED STARTERS

Clemson

Pos         Player                   Hgt         Wgt       Class      ppg        Rebs

G             Rod Hall               6-1          210         Jr.           10.9        4.0

G             D. Harrsion         6-4          205         Jr.           7.7          2.6

F              K.J. McDaniels   6-6          200         Jr.           18.6        6.3

F              J. Blossomgame 6-7        215         Fr.           5.4          4.9

C             Landry Nnoko    6-10       250         So           3.0          5.9

 

S.C. State

Pos         Player                   Hgt         Wgt       Class      ppg        Rebs

G             Adama Adams   6-1          180         Sr.           7.9          1.6

G             Jordan Smith     6-3          190         So.          8.1          2.4

G             Devin Joint         6-4          195         Jr.           4.3          2.8

F              Darryle Palmer                 6-7          210         So.          8.0          6.7

C             M. Hezekiah       6-11       225         Sr.           14.0        5.4

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