March 2, 2010
Complete Game Notes
GAME SETUP Site: Clemson, SC Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Tickets: 1-800-CLEMSON, ClemsonTigers.com Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Time/TV: 8:00 PM (RAYCOM) (Bob Rathbun and Mike Gminski) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) Officials: TBA RPI: Clemson 27, Georgia Tech 33 (as of Monday morning, March 1)
SERIES HISTORY Overall: Georgia Tech leads 59-56 at Clemson: Clemson leads 38-15 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 29-8 at Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech leads 41-19 at Neutral: Georgia Tech leads 3-0 First Meeting: Clemson 26-22, in 1912-13 Last Game: Georgia Tech, 66-64, 1-19-2010 Last Clemson Win: 81-73 at Georgia Tech, 1-22-2010 Streak: Georgia Tech won two in row
QUICK FACTS Clemson clinched its fourth straight 20-win season when it won at Florida State on Sunday. That is the most consecutive 20-win seasons in Clemson history. Oliver Purnell now has the most 20-win seasons in Clemson history with four. Bill Foster had the previous record with three.
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.
A victory over Georgia Tech on Tuesday would give Clemson nine ACC wins and a third straight winning season in league play. Clemson has never had three consecutive winning ACC seasons.
Clemson has 29 wins over Georgia Tech in Littlejohn Coliseum, more than any other school.
Trevor Booker will make his 131st consecutive start on Tuesday on his “Senior Night.” He will break the Clemson record for consecutive starts. Cliff Hammonds also had 130 consecutive starts from 2004-08.
Clemson seniors Trevor Booker and David Potter became Clemson’s all-time leaders in overall wins (92) and ACC wins (34) when they played in the victory over Florida State last Sunday.
Clemson has made 89 of 111 from the foul line (.801) over the last five games. That includes 34-41 from the line inside the last five minutes (.829).
Clemson has a streak of five consecutive games shooting at least 75 percent from the foul line. It is the longest streak since 1996-97 and just the second time in the last 28 years the Tigers have had five consecutive games shooting at least 75 %.
Andre Young has scored 66 points, had 14 assists and six steals off the bench in the last five Clemson games. He is 15-35 (.429) on three-points shots.
There are seven ACC teams at 7-7 or better in the ACC entering the final week of the regular season. Clemson has to play the other six teams on their homecourt this year, the only top seven team who has to do that. By comparison, Duke and Virginia Tech have just three road games against the top seven teams in the league.
Over the last four years, Clemson has a 92-38 record, a .708 winning percentage. Clemson ranks third among ACC schools in winning %.
Clemson has won the rebound margin stat seven consecutive games.
Demontez Stitt has made 15 straight free throws.
Clemson is 5-1 on Senior Night under Oliver Purnell and 30-8 since 1971-72. Clemson is 8-2 all-time against Georgia Tech on Senior Night in Littlejohn Coliseum.
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