Countdown to tipoff

Countdown to tipoff


Countdown to tipoff


By Staff Reports.

Clemson looks to rebound on Sunday off a 69-64 loss to Rutgers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Arkansas, who won last season over the Tigers 74-68 in Fayetteville.





Clemson (4-3) vs. Arkansas (6-1)

Tipoff: 5 p.m.

Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: ESPNU (Rich Hollenberg-pbp; Stan Heath-color)

• Arkansas is only the seventh ranked non-conference opponent to play at Clemson, and first since No. 8 Arizona came to Littlejohn in 2012-13.

• Sunday’s game is the first of three straight vs. SEC teams.


CU Series W-L record:  Arkansas leads 2-0

Streak: Arkansas has won both previous meetings


• Clemson has already bagged a win over an SEC team this season, a 64-61 thriller over LSU in the final round of the Paradise Jam on Nov. 24.

• The four SEC games are the most on Clemson’s schedule since 2007-08.

• The Tigers have had five of seven games decided by five points or less. The next closest in the ACC is two, for several teams. Four conference teams have yet to have a game decided by five or less.

• Seven players return from Clemson’s 2013-14 team that played in the game at Arkansas, led by Damarcus Harrison (13) and Rod Hall (10) who both scored double figures in the 74-68 loss.

• Harrison leads the Tigers in scoring with a career-best 11.9 points per game figure; he is also Clemson’s top percentage (.800) free-throw shooter.

• Jaron Blossomgame has produced three consecutive double-doubles, the first Tiger to achieve that since Trevor Booker in 2008-09.

• Landry Nnoko needs just four blocked shots to reach 100 for his career; Nnoko ranks third in the ACC in blocks per game (2.6).




G 20 Rod Hall 6-1, 205 Sr. 9.1 ppg 3.6 apg

G 21 Damarcus Harrison 6-4, 205 Sr. 11.9 ppg 4.0 rpg

F 15 Donte Grantham 6-8, 205 Fr. 10.4 ppg 4.6 rpg

F 5 Jaron Blossomgame 6-7, 215 RSo. 11.3 ppg 9.0 rpg

C 35 Landry Nnoko 6-10, 255 Jr. 11.6 ppg 7.9 rpg


G 00 Rashad Madden 6-5, 180 Sr. 11.4 ppg 5.8 apg

G 3 Anthlon Bell 6-3, 180 Jr. 11.9 ppg 1.1 rpg

G 24 Michael Qualls 6-6, 210 Jr. 14.6 ppg 4.7 rpg

F 2 Alandise Harris 6-6, 237 RSr. 8.2 ppg 3.2 rpg

F 10 Bobby Portis 6-11, 242 So. 15.1 ppg 6.4 rpg



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