Nov. 26, 2009
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Team Notes The Tigers dropped their first game in the month of November since 2004, when Boston College beat Clemson 79-70 in Chestnut Hill, MA. Clemson (4-1) had won 30 consecutive games in the month of November prior to today’s contest.
Clemson had 12 steals in the game, the fifth straight game in which the Tigers collected more than 10 steals as a team. The Tigers also forced 19 turnovers against the Aggies, a team that had only averaged 8.0 per game entering Thursday’s meeting.
The Tigers move on to face Long Beach State in the second round, with the game scheduled for Friday at 5:00 PM (EST). It marks the first-ever meeting between the two schools. In fact, it will also be Clemson’s first matchup against a team out of the Big West Conference. The 49ers fell 85-62 to West Virginia in the opening round Thursday.
Clemson Individual Notes Trevor Booker led Clemson in scoring for the third straight game, and surpassed the 1,300 point mark in his career. He had 18 in the game and now has 1,312 for his career, which places him 18th in Clemson history. He passed Sharone Wright on the all-time scoring list in today’s game.
Booker had one blocked shot in the contest, his 210th career swat as a Tiger. With the block, he tied former Clemson great Dale Davis (1987-91) for fourth on the school’s all-time list for blocked shot leaders.
Booker had six rebounds in the game and now has 838 in his career. He passed Elden Campbell (1986-90) for sixth place on the school’s list of all-time rebounders.
Tanner Smith matched his career-high with 14 points in today’s game. The sophomore from Alpharetta, GA hit 3-7 shots and 7-8 from the free throw line. He also added five rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a fine 31 minutes of play.
David Potter hit 2-of-4 three-point goals in the game, making him 15-of-22 on the season for an outstanding 68.2 percent from long range.
Bryan Narcisse provided a spark in the second half for the Tigers. After playing just one minute in the opening half, the sophomore from North Augusta, SC played 13 second-half minutes and scored seven points. He also had three rebounds, a blocked shot, and a steal.
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