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Postgame Notes

Jan. 1, 2012

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TEAM NOTES

  • With the victory Clemson is now 8-0 all time against East Tennessee State. All eight wins have come in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • Clemson overcame a halftime deficit to gain the victory over East Tennessee State. The Buccaneers, who held a 32-28 lead after 20 minutes, had their largest lead of the game (nine points) at the 17:19 mark of the second half. It is the second time in the last three contests that Clemson rallied from a halftime deficit. The Tigers trailed Southern Illinois 31-24 in Hawaii on Dec. 23. Clemson went on to an 83-75 overtime win over Southern Illinois.
  • Clemson opened the contest by connecting on its first three three-point attempts (one by Tanner Smith and two by T.J. Sapp), but made just one of the next nine from beyond the arc for the remainder of the first half. The Tigers finished the game 7-of-18 from long distance.
  • Over its first eight contests Clemson attempted 104 free throws. In the last six games the Tigers have made 129 trips to the charity stripe.
  • Clemson will open Atlantic Coast Conference play on Saturday, January 7 when the Tigers host Florida State. The Seminoles, who were picked third in the ACC preseason poll, spilt the season series with the Tigers during the 2010-2011 campaign.

PLAYER NOTES

  • Devin Booker scored a career-high 22 points this afternoon to lead the Tigers in scoring. Booker’s previous single game best for scoring was 16 against four opponents. Booker tied his career high in field goals with eight.
  • Devin Booker has now reached the double figure scoring mark in four of the last five games and six games this season. Booker scored 13 points in his last outing against Hawaii on December 25.
  • T.J. Sapp scored nine nine points in the first half on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range. Sapp finished the contest with 13 points. It was the third game during his freshman season that Sapp has scored in double figures.
  • Andre Young did not score in the first half, but led the Tigers in assists (5) and rebounds (5) after 20 minutes. He finished the contest with a team-best eight rebounds and seven assists.
  • Young’s first field goal of the game came at the 16:22 mark of the second half. His first three-point field goal came at the 11:15 mark of the second half to give Clemson a 44-43 lead.
  • Young scored 12 in the second half to reach double figures in the scoring column for the third straight game.
  • Young was 2-of-6 from three point range today. Those two made three-pointers give Young 199 career three-point field goals in 524 attempts.
  • Milton Jennings was credited with three blocked shots against ETSU. Those three blocked shots are a career-high. His previous best was two, most recently against The Citadel.

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