March 9, 2010
Complete ACC Tournament Notes
GAME SETUP Site: Greensboro, NC Arena: Greensboro Coliseum Date: March 11, 2010 Time/TV: #9:00 PM/RAYCOM (Tim Brando, Mike Gminski) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) RPI: Clemson 27, NC State 104 Web: ESPN360.com # – Approximate start
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SERIES HISTORY Overall: NC State leads 95-46 at Clemson: NC State leads 31-28 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 21-17 at NC State: NC State leads 45-13 in ACC Tournament: NC State leads 5-2 Last ACC Tournament: Clemson, 76-63 in 1994 First Meeting: NC State, 22-15 in 1923-24 Last Game: Clemson, 73-70 at NC State, 1-16-10 Last NC State Win: 94-85 (OT) at Clemson, 2005-06 Streak: Clemson won five in row
QUICK FACTS Clemson has won six of its last nine games since Jan. 31, including a nine-point win over Maryland on that date. Four of the six wins are against RPI top 50 teams. Clemson is tied for second in the nation in top 50 wins during that time. Maryland has the most with five, while Clemson, Kansas and Texas A&M all have four since Jan. 31.
Clemson has an RPI of #27 entering games of March 9. Since 1991, 99.3 percent of at large teams ranked 1-30 in the RPI have made the NCAAAA Tournament, 83 percent of teams ranked 31-40, 55.1 percent of teams ranked 41-50 and 25.7 percent of teams ranked 51-60.
Clemson has defeated NC State five consecutive times, the longest streak by the Tigers against another ACC team since Clemson won six in a row over NC State from 1992-93 to 1994-95.
Clemson has not played NC State in the ACC Tournament since the 1994 event when the Tigers gained victory in an opening round game, 76-63.
If Clemson can reach the NCAA Tournament this year it would give the Tigers three straight years in the event, tying the school record for consecutive NCAA appearances. Clemson also had three in a row under Rick Barnes from 1996-98.
Clemson clinched a third straight winning record in ACC play with its win over Georgia Tech. It is the first time Clemson has had three straight winning seasons in ACC play.
Trevor Booker moved into the top five in Clemson history in career scoring when he had six points at Wake Forest. Booker is one of eight players, current or former, who rank in the top five in career scoring and rebounding at an ACC school.
Booker is the only player in ACC history with at least 1500 points, 1000 rebounds, 200 assists, 200 blocks and 100 steals.
Booker was named first-team All-ACC this year, just the third Clemson first-team selection in the last 20 years. He made both first-team All-ACC and first-team All-ACC defense, the only ACC player to make both teams this year.
Booker was first-team All-ACC tournament in 2008 and joined Skip Wise as the only players in school history to make both first-team All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament in a career.
Andre Young has averaged 11.9 points per game over the last nine games. He has scored in double figures in seven of the nine and has made at least one three-point goal in 15 straight games.
Over the last four years, Clemson has a 93-39 record, a .705 winning percentage. Clemson ranks third among ACC schools in winning %.
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