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Clemson and SC State Play Sunday

Clemson and SC State Play Sunday

Game Information:Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (6-5) vs. SC STATE BULLDOGS (7-3)When: Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 pmWhere: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)Watch: TigerCast: ClemsonTigers.comListen: WCCP 105.5 FM (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppNext Game: Clemson vs. NJIT • Mon., Dec. 29 • 1 p.m. • Clemson, S.C.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • All 5 losses have come to teams ranked in the top-64 of the RPI (avg. 37th)
  • Clemson is in 4th game of its first-ever six-game homestand (3-0 so far)
  • Clemson is 6-0 at home, its best start in LJC since 2001-02 (7-0)
  • The Tigers have scored 72 or more in all six home games, all wins
  • Clemson hit a school-record 12 three-pointers against SC State last year
  • After a 46-57 showing over last 3 games, Clemson is 3rd in ACC FT% (.749)
  • Tigers have 23 steals & 26 assists against 23 turnovers in last 2 games
  • Clemson ranks 4th in the ACC at 5.3 blocks/game, led by Johnson (1.4 bpg)
  • Nine different players have scored in double-figures a total of 30 times
  • Five players (Dixon, Davenport, Perry, Tagliapietra, Lewis) scored in double-figures against TTU, a program first since Dec. 2, 2012
  • Nikki Dixon (19.7), Shelbie Davenport (12.8) and Nelly Perry (11.0) are all averaging double-figures in home games this season
  • Dixon is averaging 29.2 points per 40 min, 2nd in ACC, 6th in NCAA
  • Clemson has drawn 17 charges this year, led by Davenport (6) and Dixon (5)

Last Time Out:

CLEMSON 72, LONGWOOD 56 (Dec. 19): The team has started 6-0 at Littlejohn Coliseum for the first time since 2001 with its 72-56 win over Longwood. Clemson used a 15-0 second half run that spanned six minutes to put Longwood out of reach, with four different Tigers hitting layups on the run. Nikki Dixon had a monster night, finishing with team-highs in points (24) rebounds (7), steals (6) and assists (4). Daneesha Provo scored in double-figures for the second straight game, finishing with 11 points, while Cha’nelle Perry also provided a spark for the Tigers, scoring 10 points on 5-10 shooting.

Last Time They Met

CLEMSON 88, SCSU 46 (12/14/13): Kelly Gramlich hit a school-record eight three-pointers in leading Clemson to an 88-46 win. Clemson won its fifth straight game to improve to 6-3 behind 63 bench points and a school-record 12 three-pointers. Clemson scored on 39 of its 65 possessions and shot 33-57 (.579), while holding the Bulldogs to just 46 points on .281 shooting. Clemson’s efficiency was impressive, as they had 24 helpers on 33 field goals, and four players had four or more dimes.