Feb. 19, 2010
Complete Game Notes
GAME SETUP Site: Clemson, SC Arena: LLittejohn Coliseum (10,000) Tickets: Available (1-800-CLEMSON) Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010 Time/TV: 4:00 PM (Fox Sports) (Rich Waltz and Eddie Fogler) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) Officials: TBA RPI: Clemson 35, Virginia 109
SERIES HISTORY Overall: Virginia leads 65-50 at Clemson: Clemson leads 32-21 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 21-18 at Virginia Virginia leads 38-17 at Neutral: Virginia leads 6-1 First Meeting: Clemson 45-34 in 1935-36 Last Game: Clemson 75-57 in 2008-09 Last Virginia Win: 85-81 (OT) at Virginia, 08-09 Streak: Clemson won two of three and three of five; Virginia won seven of 10
QUICK FACTS Trevor Booker needs just four rebounds to become the third player in Clemson history to collect 1000 rebounds. The others are Tree Rollins and Dale Davis, who played a combined 34 years in the NBA.
When Booker gets those four rebounds he will be the fifth active Division I player with 1500 points and 1000 rebounds. Already on the list are Luke Harangody of Notre Dame, Damion James of Texas, Jonathan Rodriquez of Campbell and Omar Samhan of St. Mary’s.
Booker needs just five assists to become Clemson’s career leader in assists by a frontcourt player. He has 202 and the record is 206 by Horace Grant (1983-87). He will start his 128th straight game for Clemson on Saturday.
Clemson has shot the ball very well the last two games and it is a big reason the Tigers have won their last two games. Clemson has made 17 of its last 41 three-point shots (.415) and 54 of 69 from the foul line (.783). That includes 25-31 from the line inside the last five minutes (.806).
Clemson has made more free throws than the opponent has attempted in each of the last two games. Clemson is 8-0 this season when that happens.
Demontez Stitt scored 15 points in Clemson’s win over Miami last Saturday, his high point total since he scored 21 in the win over North Carolina on January 13.
Andre Young has scored 33 points, had seven assists and six steals off the bench in the last two Clemson games. He has made 7 of his last 14 three-point shots and 8-16 overall.
Clemson has 54 points off the bench over the last two games. The Tigers had just 17 total points off the bench in the two previous games.
Demontez Stitt has the top plus-minus ratio on the Clemson team for the season. Clemson has outscored the opposition by 11.22 points per game when he has been on the court this year. But, in ACC play, Jerai Grant has the best plus-minus ratio with 6.0 PPG.
A Clemson win on Saturday would give the Tigers consecutive wins over Virginia for the first time since the 2002-03 season when the Tigers swept a two game series.
Since 1985 when the NCAA Tournament went to 64 teams ACC teams that finished two games over .500 have reached the NCAA Tournament 88 % of the time. Teams finishing .500 have reached the tournament 77.3 % of the time and teams that have finished two games under .500 have reached the NCAA Tournament 38.2 percent of the time.
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