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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to College of Charleston Saturday Night

Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to College of Charleston Saturday Night

Nov. 18, 2011

Clemson vs. College of Charleston Game Notes

GAME SETUP Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date: Saturday, November 19, 2011 City: Clemson, SC Time: 7:02 PM Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Roy Philpott – play-by-play, Philip Sikes – color) Web: ESPN3 (Scott Lauer – play-by-play; Dino Gaudio – color)

SERIES NOTES Overall: Clemson leads 9-1 at Clemson: Clemson leads 6-0 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 1-0 at College of Charleston: Clemson leads 3-1 at Neutral: None played First Meeting: Clemson, 65-15, in 1916-17 Last Meeting: Clemson, 66-59, in 2010-11 Streak: Clemson has won two in a row

QUICK FACTS • Clemson and College of Charleston will meet for the third straight season on Saturday. The Tigers downed the Cougars at home two years ago, 94-55, before traveling to Charleston and returning with a come-from-behind 66-59 win. • The Tigers are 2-0 on the young season and are coming off a 73-50 road victory over The Citadel on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Clemson has held both of its first two opponents to 31 percent shooting or less. • The Cougars enter the game with a 2-0 record, most recently defeating Morehead State in the ESPN 24-hour marathon on Tuesday, Nov. 15. • Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell and Charleston assistant Mark Byington have ties. Byington was a three-year starter at UNC Wilmington from 1994-98, when Brownell was an assistant coach at the school under Jerry Wainwright. • Through two games, Clemson has held the opposition to 47 points per game and a .306 field goal percentage. Both figures are No. 2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. • All 12 players on the Clemson roster appeared in the game against The Citadel, and 11 of them scored a point. • Tanner Smith, a guard, has led Clemson in rebounding in each of the first two games and is averaging 10.5 per outing. • The Tigers blocked 11 shots against The Citadel, a program-high under Brownell’s watch. Reserve forward Bryan Narcisse was responsible for three of the blocks. • Andre Young has made at least one three-point goal in 36 of his last 37 games. • Freshman guard T.J. Sapp has started both games and played 56 minutes this season with just one turnover. Sapp leads all Tiger freshmen in scoring at 9.5 points per game. • Milton Jennings posted the same number of points (10), rebounds (4) and blocks (2) against both of Clemson’s first two opponents, Gardner-Webb and The Citadel. • Reserve center Catalin Baciu recorded career highs Wednesday at The Citadel in points scored (9), field goals (4), field goal attempts (10) and minutes played (15). • College of Charleston freshman Anthony Stitt is a cousin of former Tiger great Demontez Stitt, who led Clemson to four NCAA Tournament appearances from 2007-11. Anthony Stitt has played 44 minutes through two games for the Cougars.