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Men’s Basketball To Host Charleston Southern Saturday Night

Men’s Basketball To Host Charleston Southern Saturday Night

Dec. 10, 2004

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Clemson has a 15-0 record against Charleston Southern. It isthe most wins without a loss for the Clemson program when comparedto any other opponent. Cheyenne Moore scored the game winner on athree-point shot with 3.4 seconds left in Clemson’s 63-62 win overSouth Carolina in its most recent game. It was just the second timein Clemson history that a Tiger player had hit a three-point goalto give Clemson a one-point win. Shawan Robinson leads the ACC inthree-point shooting percentage (.581) and is third in three-pointgoals per game (3.60). Robinson is shooting 53.4 percent from thefield, 58.1 percent from the threepoint line and 72.7 percent fromthe foul line. Sharrod Ford had his 14th career double-doubleagainst Ohio State, his second in a row. He is third among activeACC players in career doubledoubles, trailing only Sheldon Williamsof Duke and Sean May of North Carolina. Clemson is 92-12 in itshistory against teams from the state of South Carolina inLittlejohn Coliseum, a .885 winning percentage. Clemson is 14-0all-time at home against Charleston Southern. Cliff Hammonds hasmade 10 of his last 15 three-point shots after missing each of hisfirst eight attempts. He is third on the team in scoring with an11.8 average and has the top assist/turnover ratio at 16/7. One ofthe areas of improvement for Clemson this year is turnover margin.Clemson is third in the ACC in that area this year after finishing2003-04 ranked ninth in the league. Clemson has made 39.5 percentof its three-point shots over the first five games. Only one teamin Clemson history has made 40 percent for a season. That was the1986-87 Clemson team led by Michael Tait that hit an ACC record.447. Charleston Southern head coach Jim Platt will be going forhis 100th career win when the Bucs meet the Tigers Saturdayevening. Shawan Robinson needs just 11 three-point goals to reach100 for his career. Clemson has shot 52.4 percent from the fieldfor its three home games so far this year. Charleston Southernopponents have made just 33.7 percent from the field in its firstthree games this year. When Clemson defeated Ohio State and SouthCarolina in consecutive games last week, it was outshot from thefield (percentage basis) in both games. But Clemson had a +18rebound margin for the two games combined and had the betterthree-point shooting and free throw percentage in both of thecontests.

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