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Clemson vs. NC State postgame notes

Clemson vs. NC State postgame notes

Team Notes

• Clemson won for only the 18th time in the North Carolina Triangle (Duke, North Carolina NC State). It was the fifth time the Tigers won by a double-digit margin.

• The Tiger program has now won five of 11 games in PNC Arena. Clemson previously won in 2000, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

• For the second time in the last four games, Clemson held a 20+ point margin at the half over an ACC opponent. The Tigers led 36-16 on Wednesday and led Syracuse by a 21-point cushion on Jan. 17.

• Clemson shot 50 percent from three-point range Wednesday, 6-of-12. It was Clemson’s best percentage in a game this season, given a minimum of 10 attempts.

• The Tigers blocked nine shots, tying their season-high (Robert Morris on Dec. 30).

• Clemson held NC State to 29 percent shooting, by far its lowest field goal percentage of the season. Its previous low was 37.3 percent on two occasions.

• Clemson has held its last two opponents to just two field goals inside the final five minutes (Wake Forest, NC State). 

Individual Notes

Jordan Roper scored double figures a second straight game, a first this season. Roper poured in a season-high 18 points.

• Roper made multiple three-point goals for the first time since the Pittsburgh game on Jan. 10. He finished with three, a season high.

Rod Hall scored double figures with 11 points, all in the first half. He also had only one turnover in 38 minutes.

Jaron Blossomgame pulled down 12 rebounds, the ninth time this season the sophomore has posted double figures on the glass.

Landry Nnoko scored double figures Wednesday, the first time he has done so against an ACC team this season.

Josh Smith blocked two shots, tying a career high.