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12th-Ranked Clemson Men’s Basketball to Play Host to Virginia Tech Wednesday Night

12th-Ranked Clemson Men’s Basketball to Play Host to Virginia Tech Wednesday Night

Feb. 23, 2009

Complete Game Notes

Game Setup Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date: Wednesday February 25, 2009 City: Clemson, SC Time/TV: 7:30 PM, ESPN2 (Rece Davis and Hubert Davis) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) Rankings: Clemson – 12, AP and 13 USA Today RPI: Clemson #9 entering 2/23/09

Series History Overall: Tied at 10-10 at Clemson: Clemson leads 5-4 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 5-1 at Blacksburg: Tech leads 6-5 at Neutral: 0-0 First Meeting: Virginia Tech 27-13 in 24-25 Earlier in 2009: Clemson 86-81 at Blacksburg Streak: Clemson won 4 in a row, all by 5 points or less Last CU Sweep of VA Tech: never accomplished

Quick Facts • A victory on Wednesday would give Clemson back to back winning ACC seasons for the first time since 1965-66 and 1966-67 and just the second time in history. Clemson was 10-6 in the ACC last year.

• Clemson has a 22-4 record, its best 26-game record since 1986-87 when Clemson was 24-2 behind start center Horace Grant. This year’s Clemson roster includes his nephew, Jerai Grant.

• Trevor Booker got his ninth double-double of the year in the win at Georgia Tech when he had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Clemson is now 9-0 this year when Booker gets a double-double.

• Booker has four double doubles in his last 7 games and is shooting 46-71 from the field for that time .648. He has made 26-34 free throws (.765) and has averaged 10.3 rebounds and 17.4 points during this time. Booker is Clemson’s career leader in rebounds among players 6-7 or shorter with 721.

• Trevor Booker needs one block to become the 24th player in ACC history with 200 blocked shots. He is already second in ACC history in blocked shots by players 6-7 or smaller. The ACC leader in that area is 6-7 Derrick Lewis, who had 339 for Maryland between 1985-88.

• Over his career, K.C. Rivers has shot 29-52 from the field (.558) overall, including 17-29 (.586) on three-point shots against Virginia Tech. He has averaged 16.0 points and 5.0 rebounds against the Hokies in his career. Rivers went over 1600 points and 200 steals at Georgia Tech. Rivers has 687 career rebounds, most among players 6-5 or shorter.

• Clemson has six ACC wins by double digits this year, including the 27-point win over Duke and a 29-point win over Maryland the largest victory margin in school history against the Terps. Clemson has tied the school record for double digit ACC wins in a regular season. Clemson had six in the regular season last year and a seventh in the ACC Tournament, a 34-point win over Boston College. The Tigers also had six double digit league wins in 1997-98.

• Freshman guard K.C. Rivers).

• Clemson has shot over 50 percent from the field in each of the last two games, the first time Clemson has done that in consecutive ACC games since the 1993-94 season.

• Clemson has 71 wins over the last three years, just one less than Duke (72). North Carolina has the most with 91.

• Clemson is 8-0 in its history at home in games played on Feb. 25.