Jan. 12, 2008
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Clemson is the first team in ACC history to play overtime gamesin each of its first two conference games of the season. Clemsonlost to North Carolina 90-88 in its ACC opener on January 6 anddefeated Florida State in double overtime this evening, 97-85. Thiswas Clemson’s first double overtime victory since the 2001-02season. Clemson defeated Wake Forest 118-115 in double overtime onFeb. 13, 2002. Oliver Purnell is now 5-5 in overtime games atClemson, including 1-1 in double overtime. This was just the secondtime in history Clemson defeated Florida State in an overtime game.Clemson had lost three straight games decided in overtime againstthe Seminoles. The last time Clemson won an overtime game fromFlorida State was the 1961-62 season, an 82-77 win in doubleovertime in Tallahassee. Clemson scored 19 points in the secondovertime period, the most points in an overtime period by theTigers since scoring a record 24 overtime points against GeorgiaTech in a 95-78 win on Feb. 5, 1992. Clemson shot 10-14 from thefield in the two overtimes combined, including 6-6 on three-pointshots. Clemson had no points from its bench in the first half, thenhad 23 points from its bench over the second half and the twoovertimes. Clemson made 13-24 three-point goals this evening for54.2 percent. Clemson had made just 10 of 44 three-point goals overits last two games, losses to North Carolina and Charlotte. Clemsonhas now won six of its last eight games against Florida State.
Trevor Booker had a career high 32 points against Charlotte onWednesday evening. He followed that with 29 points this evening,the second highest scoring game of his career. Booker made 3-3three-point goals in tonight’s game. He did not make a singlethree-point goal over his first 50 games at Clemson and has nowmade four over the last two games. One of those three point goalscame at the end of regulation to tie the game at 67. James Maysthen made a field goal from the corner at the buzzer at the end ofthe first overtime. It is the first time in history Clemson hasmade a shot at the buzzer at the end of game and in an overtime inthe same game. oBooker has now scored 61 points in the last twogames. It is the most points over consecutive games by a Clemsonplayer since the 2002-03 season when Edward Scott scored 32 in awin over Virginia on Feb. 18, 2003 and 29 in a win over FloridaState on Feb. 22, 2003. Booker’s 61 points in consecutive games isthe most points over consecutive games by a Clemson post playersince the 1980-81 season. That year Larry Nance scored 27 againstWake Forest in the ACC Tournament on March 4, 1981, then scored acareer high 34 points against Temple in the NIT on March 12, 1981.Clemson guard Terrence Oglesby scored 19 points, all after halftimein this evening’s game. He made 6-10 three-point shots, including4-4 in the two overtime periods combined. Oglesby scored 12 pointsin the two overtimes combined. He established a Clemson record fortotal points scored by an individual in overtime periods. Theprevious record was 11, held by Randy Mahaffey against Virginia onJan. 14, 1967 and by Jerry Pryor against Wake Forest on Jan. 10,1987. It should be noted that Mahaffey and Pryor both did it on oneovertime. Mahaffey was at the game this evening in conjunction withClemson’s basketball team reunion. Oglesby was 6-10 on three-pointgoals this evening, by far his top shooting evening in LittlejohnColiseum. Entering this game he had made just 11-43 three-pointattempts at Littlejohn Coliseum 25 percent. He then missed hisfirst two this evening before making six of his last 8. He is 25-46on 3-point shots in six games away from home so far this year.Playing with a cumbersome bandage on his left hand, which isbroken, James Mays had a double-double this evening with 16 pointsand 11 rebounds. He had eight offensive rebounds. It was his thirddouble-double of the season, but first since the third game of theyear, a win over Old Dominion.
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