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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Face Florida State Sunday in Tallahassee

Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Face Florida State Sunday in Tallahassee

Feb. 27, 2010

Complete Game Notes

GAME SETUP Site: Tallahassee, FL Arena: Tucker Center (12,100) Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Time/TV: 5:30 PM (Fox Sports Net) (Tim Brando, Mike Gminski) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) ISP Radio: Bill Rosinski, Dave Odom Officials: TBA RPI: Florida State 33, Clemson 36 (as of Friday, Feb. 27, 2010)

SERIES HISTORY Overall: Florida State, 29-25 at Clemson: Clemson leads 16-8 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 14-7 at Florida State: Florida State leads 16-5 at Neutral: Florida State leads 5-4 Since 91-92: Florida State leads 24-19 First Meeting: Clemson 62-56 in 1951-52 Last Game: Clemson 77-67, 2-10-10 Last Florida State Win: 73-66 at FSU, 2008-09 Last Clemson Win: 68-66 at FSU, 2006-07 Streak: Florida State won three of four

QUICK FACTS • A Clemson victory on Sunday would give the Tigers 20 wins for the fourth straight year, a first in school history. It would also give the senior class a record 92 victories overall, 34 in the ACC.

• A Clemson victory on Sunday would give Oliver Purnell his fourth 20-win season at Clemson. That would be a Clemson coaching record. He and Bill Foster had three 20-win seasons entering this year.

• Purnell has beaten Florida State eight times as Clemson coach, more than any other ACC team.

• Trevor Booker is one of just five active Division I players with at least 1500 points and 1000 rebounds. He is joined by Luke Harangody of Notre Dame, Damion James of Texas, Jonathan Rodriquez of Campbell and Omar Samhan of St. Mary’s. Booker now has 1651 points and 1017 rebounds in his Clemson career.

• Booker had four assists at Maryland and became Clemson’s career leader in assists by a frontcourt player with 208. the previous record was 206 by Horace Grant (1983-87). He has 32 assists in ACC games this year, first on the Clemson team.

• Booker will start his 130th straight game for Clemson on Sunday and tie Cliff Hammonds’ Clemson record for consecutive starts.

• Clemson has made 74 of 92 from the foul line (.804) over the last four games. That includes 25-31 from the line inside the last five minutes (.806).

• Andre Young has scored 54 points, had 13 assists and six steals off the bench in the last four Clemson games. He is 12-27 on three-points shots.

• Since 1985 when the NCAA Tournament went to 64 teams, ACC teams that finished two games over .500 have reached the NCAA Tournament 88 % of the time. Teams finishing .500 have reached the tournament 77.3 % of the time and teams that have finished two games under .500 have reached the NCAA Tournament 38.2 percent of the time.

• Clemson has three regular season games left and all three are against teams currently in the top 40 of the RPI, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.

• Sunday will be Devin Booker’s 19th birthday.

• There are seven ACC teams at 6-7 or better in the ACC. Clemson has to play the other six teams on their homecourt this year, the only one of the top seven team who has to do that. By comparison, Duke and Virginia Tech have just three road games against the top seven teams in the league.

• Over the last four years, Clemson has a 91-38 record, a .705 winning percentage. Clemson ranks third among ACC schools in winning percentage over the last four years.

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