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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Face The Citadel On the Road Wednesday

Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Face The Citadel On the Road Wednesday

Nov. 14, 2011

Clemson vs. The Citadel Game Notes

GAME SETUP Site: McAlister Field House (6,000) Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 City: Charleston, SC Time: 7:05 PM Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity – play-by-play, Tim Bourret – color) Web: ESPN3 (Darren Goldwater – play-by-play; Dean Keener – color)

SERIES NOTES Overall: Clemson leads 59-22 at Clemson: Clemson leads 40-8 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 15-1 at The Citadel: Clemson leads 19-14 at Neutral: None played First Meeting: The Citadel, 28-20, in 1914-15 Last Meeting: Clemson, 69-54, in 2010-11 Streak: Clemson has won 13 in a row

QUICK FACTS • Clemson opened year two of the Brad Brownell era with a 65-44 win over Gardner-Webb on November 11. The Tigers used a stifling defense to break a 29-29 tie at the half. Clemson held Gardner-Webb to 31 percent shooting from the field. • The Citadel enter Wednesday’s game at 1-1 after splitting two games at the All-Military Classic in Colorado Springs, CO. The Bulldogs lost to VMI on Friday by a score of 103-100, but rebounded with an 83-72 win over Army on Saturday. • Wednesday’s game will be the 82nd in the series between the two schools. Clemson holds a 59-22 advantage and has won 13 straight over The Citadel. • This will be Clemson’s first game played at The Citadel since the 1989-90 season. The Tigers have played in the city of Charleston two of the last three years. • Clemson won last season at Littlejohn Coliseum, 69-54. Jerai Grant had 13 points and blocked seven shots in the Tiger win. • Clemson assistant Earl Grant began his Division I coaching career at The Citadel, where he was an assistant coach from 2002-04. • Andre Young led the Tigers in scoring in the season-opener against Gardner-Webb. He poured in 19 points and made three from long range, giving him 173 for his career. • Young has made at least one three-point goal in 35 of his last 36 games. He will play in his 100th career game Wednesday. • Tanner Smith grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in the opener against Gardner-Webb. He was just two assists shy of a rare double-double without points. Smith added six points and matched a career-high with five steals. • Smith’s 14 rebounds were the most by a Tiger guard since K.C. Rivers had the same total against East Tennessee State in a postseason NIT game in 2007. • T.J. Sapp played 30 minutes in the opener, the most by any Tiger player in his first game since Chris Whitney’s 31 against Morehead State in 1991. Whitney was a junior college transfer. The last time a Clemson freshman played at least 30 minutes in his first game was Dale Davis (30) against Oregon State in 1987-88. • Wednesday’s game will be a Homecoming for Palmetto State native Milton Jennings, who grew up in nearby Summerville. He had a double-double last year against The Citadel.