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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Face N.C. State in Raleigh Thursday Night

Feb. 16, 2011

Complete Game Notes

GAME SETUP Site: RBC Center (19,700) Date: Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 City: Raleigh, NC Time: 7:00 PM TV: ESPN2 (Mike Patrick, Len Elmore) Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) RPI: Clemson 74, NC State 96

SERIES NOTES Overall: NC State leads, 96-47 at Raleigh: NC State leads, 45-13 at RBC Center: Tied, 4-4 at Clemson: NC State leads, 31-29 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads, 22-17 at Neutral: NC State leads, 20-5 First Meeting: NC State won 22-15 in 1923-24 Last Meeting: Clemson won 60-50 at home on Jan. 25, 2011 Streak: Clemson has won six of the last seven meetings Last NC State win: 59-57 in 2010 ACC Tournament

QUICK FACTS • Clemson is 16-0 this year when it shoots a higher field goal percentage than the opposition, and 10-0 when the Tigers shoot at least 50 percent from the field. • Clemson has won three straight ACC games against teams coming off a victory. The Tigers are 3-4 this year against ACC teams coming off a loss. NC State is coming off a victory at Wake Forest. • Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell has already set a school record for ACC wins by a Tigers first year head coach with six. His 17 overall wins already rank third best for a Clemson first year head coach. • Over the last 10 games, Demontez Stitt has averaged 3.6 points in the first half and 11.0 in the second half. • Clemson leads the ACC in scoring defense, allowing 60.2 points per game. Clemson has a chance to become the first ACC team since 1996-97 (NC State) to hold opponents to 60 points per game or less. • Andre Young has made at least one three-point goal in 26 straight games, including all 25 this year. The last team to hold him without a three-point goal was NC State, at the 2010 ACC Tournament. Young ranks fifth in the ACC in three-point goals per game, fourth in assist/turnover ratio, sixth in three-point percentage and 10th in steals/game. Young needs three three-point goals to reach 150 for his career. • Stitt needs nine assists to reach 400 for his career. • Milton Jennings had 15 points and 12 rebounds against North Carolina, his first career double-double against an ACC team. • Clemson has lost eight games this year and four of them have been decided by two points or less, three in the ACC alone. • Clemson outrebounded North Carolina 47-36 in its last game, the best rebound margin for the Tigers in an ACC game this season. • Clemson has won its last three games at NC State and six of the last seven overall. A win Thursday would give Clemson its second longest winning streak at the same road venue. The record is five straight road wins at Virginia in the 1960s. • Tanner Smith is shooting 48 percent on three-point goals in ACC games (12-for-25).