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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to Maryland Sunday Evening

Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to Maryland Sunday Evening

Jan. 29, 2010

Complete Game Notes

GAME SETUP Site: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, SC Tickets: Sold Out (10,000) Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010 Time/TV: 5:38 PM/Fox Sports Net (Ron Thulin, Dan Bonner, Jenn Hildreth) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) Officials: TBA

SERIES HISTORY Overall: Maryland leads 86-48 at Clemson: Clemson leads 34-26 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 21-19 at Maryland: Maryland leads 50-10 at Neutral: Maryland leads 10-4 First Meeting: Maryland, 45-34 in 1938-39 Last Game: Clemson, 93-64 at Clemson, 08-09 Last Maryland Win: 2-18-07, 82-66 at Clemson Streak: Clemson won 2 in row, 6 of 8 Next Game: at Maryland, Feb. 24, 2010

QUICK FACTS • Clemson Head Coach Oliver Purnell has 47 victories against ACC opponents in his seven years at Clemson. One more will move him into second place in Clemson history. He is currently tied with former Tigers coach Bill Foster (1975-84). Cliff Ellis holds the record with 59 ACC wins in his 10 years in charge of the program.

• Sunday’s game will be a battle of the top three-point shooting team in the ACC in league games in Maryland (.514) against the top three-point shooting defense team in league games, Clemson (.229).

• Both coaches have a winning record against the opposing school in Sunday night’s game. Oliver Purnell is 7-4 in his career against Maryland, including a 6-4 mark as Clemson head coach. Gary Williams is 23-17 in his career against Clemson.

• Trevor Booker has averaged 20 points a game over his last six games and has shot 62 percent from the field (52-84). Booker is now 8th in Clemson history in scoring, fourth in rebounding, fourth in blocked shots and sixth in field goal percentage.

• Booker needs just 35 rebounds to become the second player in Clemson history with 1500 points and 1000 rebounds. He has 965 career rebounds and will join Dale Davis as the only Tigers with 1500 point/1000 rebound. The only active players in college basketball with at least 1500 points and 1000 rebounds are Luke Harangody of Notre Dame and Damion James of Texas.

• Two of the top three active scorers in the ACC will be on display on Sunday when Clemson meets Maryland. Greivis Vasquez of Maryland has the most among active ACC players with 1863, while Clemson’s Trevor Booker is third with 1576.

• Clemson had its sixth home sell out for the Duke game on January 23 and Sunday’s game with Maryland is sold out as well. Clemson has just five home games left and all five are sold out. Clemson will finish the year with 11 sell outs, most for the program since the 1997-98 season.

• Clemson hopes to have Demontez Stitt back in the lineup Sunday. He missed the game at Boston College with a sprained ankle, ending a streak of 52 straight starts. He scored 15 in Clemson’s win over Maryland last year.

• Clemson has beaten Maryland six of the last eight meetings, including last year by 29 points, the largest victory margin in Clemson history against the Terps. Five of the last six Clemson victories over Maryland, the Tigers were coming off a loss. Clemson has lost 3 in a row entering Sunday’s game.