Clemson-Maryland Post-Game Notes

Clemson-Maryland Post-Game Notes

Feb. 15, 2006

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Clemson has now defeated Maryland four consecutive games forthe first time since the 1949-51 era when Clemson also won four ina row. That ties for the longest winning streak by the Tigersagainst the Terps. Clemson’s four-game winning streak againstMaryland is the longest for the Tigers against an ACC team since asix-game winning streak against NC State from 1993-95. OliverPurnell is now 5-2 in his career against Maryland, a school hecoached for as an assistant from 1985-88. He is 4-2 as Clemson headcoach and also defeated the Terps as the head coach at Dayton in agame in 2001 in Hawaii. Clemson made 12 three-point goals thisevening, its high figure in an ACC game this year and secondhighest total in a game this year. Clemson made a school record 16three-point goals in a win over Puerto Rico Mayaquez in December.Akin Akingbala has now scored in double figures in a career bestseven straight games. He had 14 points and 13 rebounds for histhird double-double in his last four games. He had never had adouble-double against an ACC foe prior to the North Carolina gamein Chapel Hill on Feb. 4. He has now done it three times in thelast four games. Clemson has now made at least 70 percent of itsfree throws in five consecutive games. This is the longest streakof consecutive 70 percent free throw shooting games since 2000-01when Clemson also had a five-game streak. It is just the thirdfive-game 70-percent streak by a Clemson team since 1984. Clemsonhas made 72 of its last 93 from the line over five games, a .774clip. Clemson made 25-33 in this game, including 11-14 inside thelast five minutes. Shawan Robinson scored a season high 24 pointsin this evening’s game. It was his high point total since he scored24 points against Maryland in the ACC Tournament last year.Robinson has now scored 87 points in the four-game Clemson winningstreak against Maryland, almost 22 points per game to match thenumber on his back. Robinson’s five made three-point goals werealso a season high and his high mark since he made six against theTerps in the ACC Tournament last year. Robinson is now 19-30 onthree-point goals against Maryland in the four-game Clemson winningstreak. Robinson made 7-8 free throws tonight, but missed hissecond of the game, ending his streak at 20 consecutive made freethrows. K.C. Rivers has now scored in double figures in threeconsecutive games, his long streak of the year. He had a careerhigh five steals in the game. Cliff Hammonds scored 17 points intonight’s game on 6-12 shooting. It was the most points forHammonds since he had 21 against Wake Forest on Jan. 11, the lasttime Clemson won a home game. That was also the last time he shot50 percent from the field. Sam Perry was 6-6 from the foul linetonight, the highest perfect game of his Clemson career. It was themost free throws he has made in a game. Clemson evened its recordat 1-1 on Valentine’s Day when Ted Valentine was one of theofficials. Clemson had lost at NC State on Valentine’s Day, 2001 byan 85-51 score when Valentine was one of the officials. Clemson isnow 14-4 at home on Valentine’s Day over the years. Clemson ended afive-game losing streak with a home victory against Maryland lastseason.