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Quick Facts On Men’s Basketball Game With S.C. State

Dec. 10, 1999

Clemson vs. South Carolina State Littlejohn Coliseum (11,020) Saturday, December 11, 1999 (4:00 PM)

Quick Facts *Clemson guard Will Solomon scored 37 points in Clemson’s loss at Penn State, then scored 27 in the win over Charleston Southern. That 64 point total in two games is most by a Tiger since 1969-70 (Butch Zatezalo) *Clemson is 5-0 overall against SC State and 12-0 against teams from the Big South. *Clemson has outrebounded six of its seven opponents this year and 13 of the last 14 over two seasons. Larry Shyatt coached Clemson teams have been outrebounded just seven times in his 42 games as head coach. *Clemson has made 16 of its last 36 three-point shots, a .444 figure. *Will Solomon’s 21.4 scoring average leads the ACC. Dustin Braddick’s 8.1 rebounds per game ranks fifth in the league, best among guards/wing players *Clemson has had more turnovers than the opposition in every game this season. *Will Solomon ranks 24th in the nation in scoring according to the latest NCAA stats.

Clemson Personnel Update *Andrius Jurkunas–Clemson’s only returning starter suffered a broken right (shooting) thumb against Central Florida in the opening game of the SoCon Holiday Hoops Tournament. He did not play in the last four games and probably will miss the S.C. State game. *Pasha Bains–Must sit out until December 16 (vs. South Carolina game) due to NCAA transfer rule.

Upcoming Clemson Schedule: Dec. 11 South Carolina State, 4:00 PM Dec. 16 South Carolina, 9:00 PM (SportSouth) Dec. 18 Winthrop, 4:00 PM Dec. 22 George Washington, 7:00 PM Dec. 29 Furman (At BiLo Center), 7:00 PM Jan. 6 at North Carolina, 8:00 PM (JP TV)

PROBABLE STARTERS

Clemson (3-4, 0-0)                                  G, 1, Will Solomon, 6-1, 170, So. (21.4 PPG., 4.3 RPG)                                          G, 10, Edward Scott, 6-0, 175, Fr. (8.8 PPG.,  2.5 RPG)                                         C, 55, Adam Allenspach, 7-1, 265, Jr. (9.9 PPG., 7.7 RPG )                                              F, 42,  Chucky Gilmore, 6-8, 265, So. (4.0  PPG., 6.7 RPG)                                              F, 24,  Dustin Braddick, 6-4, 210, So. (7.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG )

Head Coach: Larry Shyatt (College of Wooster ’73) 23-19 at Clemson, 2nd year 42-28 overall, 3rd year 1-0 vs. South Carolina State

South Carolina State (1-4)G, 3, Mike Wiatre, 6-0, 180, Sr. (14.6 PPG., 2.6 RPG)G, 33, James Jones, 6-6, 225, Sr. (10.2  PPG., 4.8 RPG)C, 31, Duane Johnson, 6-11, 225, Sr. (7.8 PPG., 6.2 RPG)F, 23, Dexter Hall, 6-8, 185, Jr. (4.8 PPG., 8.0 RPG)F, 4, Coray Davis, 6-5, 215, Sr. (7.3 PPG., 2.3 RPG)

Head Coach: Cy Alexander 204-152 at South Carolina State, 13th year Overall: Same 0-5 vs. Clemson

Series Record: Clemson Leads 5-0 at Clemson: Clemson leads 5-0 Last Meeting: Clemson 72-47 at Clemson, 1998-99

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