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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to Virginia Tuesday

Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to Virginia Tuesday

March 1, 2009

Complete Game Notes

Game Setup: Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 City: Clemson, SC Time/TV: 7:00 PM Fox Sports Net South (Mike Hogewood, Mike Gminski) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) Rankings: TBA

Series History: Overall: Virginia leads 65-49 at Clemson: Clemson leads 31-21 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 20-18 at Virginia: Virginia leads 38-17 at Neutral: Virginia leads 6-1 First Meeting: Clemson, 45-34 in 1935-36 Earlier in 2009: VA, 85-81, OT at Virginia, 2/15 Streak: Virginia won 7 of 9 Last Clem Win: 2007-08 at VA, 82-51 Last VA Sweep of Clemson: 2003-04

Quick Facts: • Tuesday is the final home game for Clemson seniors K.C. Rivers, Raymond Sykes and Jesse Yanutola. The seniors have a record of 90-40 and that is already the school record for wins by a senior class. The group also has a record 32 regular season ACC wins. Rivers has played in all 90 wins and is the winningest player in Clemson history overall and in ACC play.

• Clemson has a 68-29 all-time record on Senior Night, a .701 winning percentage. That includes a 29-8 record the last 37 years, including an 18-8 record against ACC teams in that time. Clemson has won 69.2 percent of its games against ACC teams on Senior Night and just 35 percent against ACC teams overall during that era.

• A win over Virginia would give Clemson back to back winning seasons in ACC play for the first time since 1965-66 and 1966-67.

• Rivers is Clemson’s career leader in three-point goals with 272 and ranks seventh in scoring (1637), and third in double figure scoring games (87). Rivers went over 700 career rebounds in the loss at Florida State (now 702) and is Clemson’s career rebounding leader among players 6-5 and shorter.

• Trevor Booker saw his double-double streak stop at three when he had eight points and 13 rebounds in the loss at Florida State. Still, Booker is averaging 16.8 points and 10.9 rebounds and is shooting 58-97 from the field over the last nine games. Booker is now just 0.3 rebounds per game out of the ACC lead and has a 9.5 average for the season.

• Trevor Booker has 199 career blocked shots, second in ACC history among players 6-7 or shorter. Only Derrick Lewis (Maryland, 1985-88) has more among players 6-7 or shorter with 339.

• Clemson has 71 wins over the last three years, just three less than Duke (74). North Carolina has the most with 91.

• K.C. Rivers has 1637 points for his career, He needs 14 to pass Dale Davis and move into sixth place in school history.

• Senior Raymond Sykes had four blocked shots at Florida State and now has 99 entering his final home game. He is eighth on the all-time Clemson list.

• Clemson had 23 turnovers in the loss at Florida State, the high figure for the program in the last 107 games. Florida State had a 34-17 advantage in points off turnovers in that game.

• Clemson is 1-5 this year in ACC games when it has 15 or more turnovers. Clemson is 7-1 when it has 14 or less.

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