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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to Boston College Saturday Afternoon

Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to Boston College Saturday Afternoon

Jan. 7, 2010

Complete Game Notes

GAME SETUP Site: Littlejohn Coliseum Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010 City: Clemson, SC Time/TV: 4:00 PM (Raycom Sports, ESPN 360) (Steve Martin, Dan Bonner) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) Rankings: Clemson 21 in USA, 26 in AP Officials: TBA

SERIES HISTORY Overall: Clemson leads 7-3 at Clemson: Clemson leads 3-0 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 3-0 at BC: Boston College leads 3-1 at Neutral: Clemson leads 3-0 First Meeting: Clemson 80-60 in 1975-76 Last Year: Clemson 87-77 at BC Last Meeting at Clemson: Clemson 78-56 in 2007-08 Streak: Clemson won three in row Next Meeting: January 26 at Boston College

QUICK FACTS • Trevor Booker was named one of 30 semifinalists for the John Wooden Award earlier this week. Booker is one of five ACC players on the list.

• Clemson has won three in a row over Boston College, one at Clemson, one at BC and one at neutral site in the ACC Tournament (2008).

• This is the first time Clemson has played Boston College twice in the regular season since 2006-07. The two teams did meet twice in 2007-08, but one of the games was in the ACC Tournament. Clemson is 3-0 all-time vs. the Eagles in games at Littlejohn Coliseum.

• Despite its loss to Duke last Sunday, Clemson remained in the USA Today top 25 this week with a number-21 ranking. The Tigers are 26th in poll points in the AP poll. Clemson has been ranked in every USA Today poll so far this season.

• Trevor Booker needs just 8 points to go into 11th place ahead of Tree Rollins on the Clemson all-time scoring list. Booker has 28 career double-doubles, most among active ACC players.

• Freshman Devin Booker has made 21 of his last 32 shots from the field over the last six games and has scored 46 points in those contests.

• Trevor Booker has made 40 of his last 68 shots from he field for a .590 percentage. He has averaged 16.8 points and 8.7 rebounds in his last six games.

• Booker has 922 career rebounds, more than any other active ACC player. He needs 16 to move into fourth place ahead of Harold Jamison on the all-time Clemson list.

• Over the three games prior to the Duke game, Clemson shot 93-164 from the field, a .567 figure. Clemson then shot 5-30 from the field in the first half against Duke and scored just 12 points. But the Tigers responded with 41 points and a 58 percent shooting performance in the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

• Demontez Stitt scored 17 points at Duke, including an 8-9 performance at the foul line. It was his second highest scoring game of the season, and second highest scoring game of his career in an ACC road game.

• Stitt has scored in double figures in four straight games and in nine of his last 11. He has made12 of his last 13 free throws.

• Jerai Grant has made 14 of his last 18 field goal attempts. He scored 11 points at Duke, his high game in an ACC road game for the Tigers.

• Saturday is the 30-year anniversary of Clemson’s 87-82 overtime victory against #1 ranked Duke. That Jan. 9, 1980 win was Clemson’s first win over the number-one ranked team in history.