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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Face Florida State at Home Wednesday Night

Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Face Florida State at Home Wednesday Night

Feb. 5, 2007

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Series Notes Overall: FSU leads 25-22 at Clemson: Clemson leads 13-7 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 11-6 at Neutral: tied at 4-4 at Tallahassee: FSU leads 14-5 This Year: Clemson, 68-66 at FSU Clemson Streak: Won 4 of 5, won 5 in row at Clemson Last FSU Win at Clemson: 75-63 in 2000-01

Quick Facts • Florida State has won five of its last six games entering Wednesday night’s contest and only loss has been to Boston College. Clemson has lost five of its last six games and its only win in the last 6 games is vs Boston College.

• Clemson has a 4-1 record the last three years when coming off a loss of 18 points or more. Earlier this year Clemson lost by 22 points to North Carolina, then defeated Boston College in its next game.

• Clemson saw its streak of consecutive weeks in both polls end at six consecutive weeks when it was not ranked on Monday, February 5.

• Clemson has won four of its last five games against Florida State, including the 68-66 win in Tallahassee earlier this year.

• The Tigers have won five in a row in Littlejohn Coliseum over Florida State. The Seminoles are coming off a win at Duke, the first win for the Seminoles in Durham in history. They had lost 15 in row in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

• Rebounding has been a major problem for Clemson of late. After recording a +7.5 rebound margin during its 17 game winning streak to open the season, Clemson’s rebound margin for its last six games is – 10.2. Clemson has been beaten on the boards each of the last six games.

• Clemson is attempting to reach the 19-victory mark and equal its victory production of all of 2005-06 season.

• Vernon Hamilton has scored in double figures in a career best seven consecutive games. He is averaging 15.3 points per game during that time. Hamilton is averaging 15.6 points per game on the road and shooting .553 from the field.

• James Mays has scored at least 12 points in nine straight games and is now tied for the team scoring lead with K.C. Rivers at 13.5 points per game.

• Clemson has an 11-2 record at home this year with the only losses to North Carolina and Virginia. • Florida State is the only ACC team ranked in the top five in free throw percentage, field goal percentage and three-point percentage.

• Clemson has the second toughest ACC schedule so far this year. Clemson’s league opponents are a combined 37-32 in ACC games when not playing Clemson so far this year for a .536 percentage. Only NC State with a 39-25 slate (.609) has played a tougher ACC schedule so far this season.

• Vernon Hamilton needs one steal to tie Derrick Phelps (UNC 1991-94) for 10th in ACC history in career steals.

• Cliff Hammonds has had more turnovers than assists in just one of 23 games this season. He leads the ACC in assist/turnover ratio (2.68).