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Clemson vs. South Carolina notes

Clemson vs. South Carolina notes

• Clemson’s win was the program’s first in history on a top-25 non-conference opponent’s home floor. South Carolina was ranked 20th in the coaches poll and 22nd by the AP this week.• Wednesday’s win was Clemson’s first over a ranked non-conference opponent since 2014, when the Tigers beat Arkansas in overtime at home.• The win was the 89th in program history over a top-25 team, and the ninth in the Brad Brownell era (2010-present).• The Tigers won their 28th game in Columbia, second-most road wins in program history against any opponent.• Clemson has now won five of its last seven games in Colonial Life Arena dating to a 63-62 overtime victory in 2004-05.• The Tigers are 3-0 against SEC teams this season, defeating Georgia, Alabama and now South Carolina. Clemson lost to all three opponents last season.• Brad Brownell is now 8-8 versus the SEC as Clemson’s head coach.• Clemson outscored South Carolina’s bench 29-3 on Wednesday. The Tigers are 8-0 this season when winning bench points.• The Tigers are 7-0 since point guard Shelton Mitchell entered the lineup against High Point.• Jaron Blossomgame produced his second double-double of the season — and second straight against the Gamecocks — with 15 points and 10 rebounds.• Blossomgame is one point shy of tying Larry Nance for 17th in Clemson history with 1,340 career points.• Elijah Thomas posted 12 points and seven rebounds, both career highs. He also played a career-high 26 minutes.• Marcquise Reed scored 14 points, his high output since scoring 19 against Georgia in the season opener. He went 6-6 at the free throw line, duplicating his same performance at the stripe versus the Bulldogs.

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