March 5, 2010
Complete Game Notes
GAME SETUP Site: Winston-Salem, NC Arena: Joel Coliseum (14,655) Date: Sunday, March 7, 2010 Time/TV: 6:00 PM/Fox Sports National (Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, and Jenn Hildreth) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret); ISP National Broadcast (Bill Rosinski, Dave Odom) RPI: Clemson 25, Wake Forest 34
SERIES HISTORY Overall: Wake Forest leads 97-52 at Clemson: Tied 35-35 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 21-19 at Wake Forest: Wake Forest leads 52-12 at Joel Coliseum: Wake Forest leads 17-1 at Neutral: Wake Forest leads 10-5 First Meeting: Wake Forest 40-34, 1925-26 Last Game: 96-88 Wake Forest in 2008-09 Last Clemson Win: 80-75 (OT) at Clemson, 2007-08 Streak: Wake Forest won two in row, 9 of 11 Last Clemson Win at Wake Forest: 89-75 in 1989-90
QUICK FACTS Clemson has won six of its last eight games since Jan. 31, including a 9-point win over Maryland. Four of the 6 wins are against RPI top 50 teams. Clemson, Maryland and Texas A&M are the only schools with 4 RPI top 50 wins since Jan. 31.
Clemson has an RPI of #25 entering games of Saturday, March 6. 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.
A Clemson victory over Wake Forest on Sunday would give the Tigers six wins in the last seven games entering the ACC Tournament. Clemson has not entered the ACC tournament winning six of its last seven since 1966-67 and that is the only time in history Clemson has done it.
Clemson has lost 17 straight games at Wake Forest dating to the 1990-91 season. Clemson’s last and only win in Joel Coliseum came in Feb of 1990, a 89-75 victory behind Elden Campbell and Dale Davis. Clemson has scored 70 points or more at Joel Coliseum just once in the last 17 years, last year in the 96-88 loss.
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 last Tuesday. It is the first time Clemson has had three straight winning seasons in ACC play.
Trevor Booker needs just six points to move into fifth place on Clemson’s all-time scoring list, ahead of Horace Grant (1696). When he does he will be the only player to rank in the top five in scoring and rebounding in the Clemson record book and one of only eight to currently rank in the top five of each 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.
In the last two games (2 wins) Booker has 40 points, 20 rebounds, and shot 14-19 from the field.
Andre Young has averaged 12.6 points a game over the last eight games. He has scored in double figures in seven of the eight and has made at least one three-point goal in 14 straight games. He has made 18 of his last 42 three-point shots (.429).
Over the last four years, Clemson has a 93-38 record, a .710 winning percentage. Clemson ranks third among ACC schools in winning %
Demontez Stitt has made 19 straight free throws.
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