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Clemson Men’s Basketball Team to Play Host to Wake Forest Saturday Afternoon

Feb. 24, 2011

Complete Game Notes

GAME SETUP Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) Date: Saturday, Feb.26, 2011 City: Clemson, SC Time: 4:00 PM TV: Fox Sports South (Ron Thulin, Eddie Fogler) Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) RPI: Clemson 64, Wake Forest 250 (as of Thursday, Feb. 24)

SERIES NOTES Overall: Wake Forest leads 98-52 at Clemson: Tied 35-35 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 21-19 at Wake Forest: Wake Forest leads 53-12 at Neutral: Wake Forest leads 10-5 First Meeting: Wake Forest, 40-34, on Jan. 13, 1926 Last Meeting: Wake Forest, 70-65, on Mar. 7, 2010 Streak: Wake Forest has won five of the last six meetings

QUICK FACTS • Clemson has three games left and all are against teams the Tigers will play for the first time this season. After Saturday’s game, the Tigers face Duke on March 2 before returning home for Senior Day against Virginia Tech on March 5. • Clemson’s last three wins in the series against Wake Forest have all come in overtime, most recently 80-75 during the 2007-08 season. • With Sunday’s win over Miami (FL), Head Coach Bill Foster for second among first-year Tiger coaches in overall victories. Larry Shyatt holds the record (20). • A victory on Saturday would guarantee Clemson at least a .500 record in the ACC for a fourth consecutive season, which would be a first in school history. • Clemson leads the ACC in scoring defense, allowing 60.4 points per game. Clemson has a chance to become the first ACC team since 1996-97 (NC State) to hold opponents to 60 points per game or less. The Tigers rank 18th in the nation in scoring defense. • Andre Young has made at least one three-point goal in 28 straight games, including all 27 this year. He has the longest active streak of any ACC player. • Young is coming off an outstanding 18-point performance in Clemson’s win at Miami, which included a go-ahead three-pointer in the final two and a half minutes. He also made all four of his free throws in the final minute. Young is now 13-of-14 in ACC games from the free throw line, 93 percent. • Demontez Stitt has scored at least 16 points in each of Clemson’s last five games, including 17 in the win last Sunday at Miami. He made a career-high 11 free throws to help lead the Tigers to victory in that contest. • Stitt is in the top 10 of the following ACC statistical categories for conference games only: fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.3), seventh in assists per game (3.8), eighth in scoring (15.5), ninth in free throw percentage (.770) and ninth in steals per game (1.4). • Tanner Smith set a career-high with eight assists in the win at Miami. What is even more impressive is that the junior guard did it with zero turnovers in 34 minutes of action.