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Clemson vs. Arizona Postgame Notes

Dec. 10, 2011

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Team Notes

  • The 16-point defeat was Clemson’s largest in 42 games under Head Coach Brad Brownell.
  • The loss was just Clemson’s second against a non-conference opponent on the road since 2007.
  • The Tigers held the Wildcats to 29 points in the opening half and forced nine turnovers on a team that averaged less than 13 per game coming into the contest.
  • Clemson held Arizona without a field goal for over six minutes in the opening half, until the Wildcats’ Jordin Mayes hit a layup in the final seconds.
  • Clemson had just 16 points in the first half, the Tigers’ second lowest output for a half under Brad Brownell. The Tigers scored 13 in the opening half against Virginia last season.
  • The Tigers nearly doubled their offensive output in the second stanza, scoring 31 points in the half.
  • Clemson sank 4-of-10 from three-point range in the second half, after not making one in nine attempts in the opening half.
  • The Tigers grabbed 11 offensive rebounds Saturday, the fifth time this season Clemson has had a double-digit effort on the offensive glass.

Individual Notes

  • Andre Young’s three-pointer with 18:47 left was Clemson’s first three-point basket of the game, and first since the opening half last game against South Carolina.
  • Young’s three marked the 42nd time in the last 43 games he made at least one three-point goal.
  • Young needs just eight three-pointers to become the sixth Tiger to reach 200 for a career.
  • Young reached double figures for the sixth time in eight games, highest total by a Tiger this season.
  • Young scored a game-high 17 points, including 13 in the second half alone. He came in averaging 14 points per game.
  • Young had two steals to give 146 for his career, which puts him alone in 11th place in Clemson history. He needs just six to pass Andre Bovain for 10th in the record books.
  • Bryan Narcisse made his first start of the season for the Tigers. It was his seventh start in his 79th career game.
  • Catalin Baciu’s putback with 13:17 remaining in the first half was his ninth straight made field goal, longest streak by a Tiger player this season.
  • Bernard Sullivan made his first field goal since the second game of the season when he hit a banked shot just over six minutes into the first half.
  • K.J. McDaniels scored his first points since the Iowa game with a jumper in the lane in the second half.
  • McDaniels’ seven points were a season-high for the Birmingham, AL native. All of them came in the second half.
  • McDaniels and Sullivan played season-high minute totals Saturday at Arizona. McDaniels logged 18 minutes, while Sullivan was in for 16.
  • Devin Booker had nine points in the game, including seven after the halftime break.
  • Milton Jennings led the Tigers in rebounding with seven, despite playing only 21 minutes due to foul trouble.
  • Bryan Narcisse, Tanner Smith and Andre Young.

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