GAMEDAY SETUPCLEMSON (7-1) vs. SAMFORD (2-7)Date: Saturday, December 9Tipoff: 3:01 p.m. ETArena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)TV: ACCN Extra (Pete Yanity-pbp; Kelly Gramlich-color)
• Clemson will face-off against Samford for the fourth time in program history on Saturday. It will mark the first matchup since the 2007-08 season.• The Tigers are 3-0 all-time against the Bulldogs.• Clemson is 251-96 all-time against members of the Southern Conference, including this year’s victory over Western Carolina.• With a win, Clemson will seek its best start to a season since 2008-09.• Clemson received five votes in this week’s AP Poll.
SERIES HISTORYCU Series W-L record: Clemson leads 3-0. Streak: Clemson has won three-straight in the series, all coming on its home floor.
TIGER TRACKS• Clemson matches its best start to a regular season since the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign.• The Tigers handed UNC Asheville its worst loss of the season (31 points) and topped the Bulldogs by its highest scoring margin in a victory this season.• Clemson used 10 dunks en route to the dominating victory – its most in a game since a 102-67 win over Western Carolina (2/11/1998).• Donte Grantham notched his second double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds (Third double-double of his career).• Grantham is seventh in the country and first in the ACC in field goal percentage (68.9).• Clyde Trapp collected a career-high seven points last time out (3-for-3 from the field).• Clemson finished with over 50.0 percent shooting from the field for the fifth time this season.• Coach Brownell is just two wins shy of 300 for his career (298).
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