Feb. 27, 2009
Complete Game Notes
Game Setup Site: Donald Tucker Center (12,100) Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009 City: Tallahassee, FL Time/TV: 2:00 PM Raycom Sports (Bob Rathbun, Eddie Fogler) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) Rankings: Clemson – 12 AP and 13 USA Today; FSU, 23 AP and 25 USA Today
Series History Overall: Florida State leads 28-24 at Tallahassee: FSU leads 15-5 at Tucker Center: FSU leads 13-4 at Clemson: Clemson leads 15-8 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 13-7 at Neutral: FSU leads 5-4 First Meeting: Clemson 62-56 in 1951-52 Earlier in 2009: FSU, 65-61 at Clemson Streak: FSU won 2 in row Last Clemson Win at FSU: 2006-07 Last FSU Sweep of Clemson: 2000-01 season
Quick Facts Saturday’s game is a matchup of top 25 teams. This will be the first matchup of top 25 teams in the Clemson vs. Florida State series since Jan. 13, 1998 when #24 Clemson defeated 17th ranked Florida State, 86-65. Clemson was only ranked in the CNN/USA Today poll that week. That was the only top 25 matchup in the history of the series.
A win over FSU would give Clemson back to back winning seasons in ACC play for the first time since 1965-66 and 1966-67.
Clemson has a 4-2 record on the road in ACC play. A win in Tallahassee would give the Tigers five ACC road wins in the same season for just the second time in history. Clemson was 5-2 on the road in the ACC in 1986-87.
Florida State will be attempting to sweep Clemson in the regular season series for the first time since 2000-01. Clemson last won in Tallahassee in 2006-07 by a 68-66 score.
Clemson will be seeking its 11th win away from home this year. That would tie the record set by the 1996-97 team.
A Clemson win on Saturday would give Oliver Purnell a Clemson career record 15 ACC road wins. He is currently joined by the co-holder of the record along with Bill Foster, Cliff Ellis and Bobby Roberts.
Each of Clemson’s last three games are against teams that defeated the Tigers earlier this season.
Trevor Booker got his 10th double-double of the year in the loss to Virginia Tech when he had 21 points and 13 rebounds. Booker has scored exactly 21 points in five of the last eight games. He is avearaging 17.9 points and 10.6 rebounds over his last eight games. He has made 31 of his last 40 free throws (.775) and 54 of his last 89 field goals (.607).
Trevor Booker now has 199 career blocked shots, second in ACC history among players 6-7 or shorter. Only Derrick Lewis (Maryland, 1985-88) has more among players 6-7 or shorter with 339.
Clemson has 71 wins over the last three years, just two less than Duke (73). North Carolina has the most with 91.
Clemson has seven road wins overall this year, the most since the 1986-87 team had eight.
K.C. Rivers has 1620 points for his career, He needs 31 to pass Dale Davis and move into sixth place in school history.
Sophomore guard Terrence Oglesby has 164 career three-point goals and needs four to pass Chris Whitney and move into sixth place in Clemson history.
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