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Clemson Vs. Wake Forest Game Notes

Clemson Vs. Wake Forest Game Notes

Feb. 11, 2004

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Shawan Robinson has scored 78 points since he moved into thestarting lineup four games ago. That is a 19.5 average over thattime period. For the last four games he is 26-49 from the field(.531), including 12 for 27 on three-point shots. He had 18 pointson 6-9 shooting at Duke on Feb. 8, Clemson’s most recent game.Robinson has averaged 13 points a game in ACC play so far thisyear, best on the Clemson team. With his recent run, Robinson isnow fifth in the ACC in three-point shooting at .390. Sharrod Fordhas scored in double figures in each of the last three games andhas a 17.3 scoring average over that period, all against rankedteams (Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Duke). He shot 8- 11 from thefield against ACC blocked shot leader Shelden Williams, and had 19points to lead Clemson in scoring at Duke. Ford is second in theACC in blocked shots and sixth in rebounding. Clemson shot .465from the field at Duke, the best by an ACC team against the BlueDevils this year and the best in the last 17 games against thenation’s top team. Clemson’s last victory over Wake Forest tookplace at Clemson during the 2001-02 season, a 118-115 doubleovertime victory against a 17th ranked (USA/ ESPN) team. ChrisHobbs had 24 points and a career high 17 rebounds in that Clemsonwin. Clemson has not allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent fromthe field against it this year, a streak of 20 straight games.Florida State, in the 2003 ACC Tournament, is the last team toshoot at least 50 percent against the Tigers. Clemson is 9-3 athome and 0-7 on the road so far this season. The Tigers have shot48 percent at home and 39.2 percent on the road. Clemson averaged12.6 more points per game at home as compared to on the road so farthis season. Clemson has four of its next six games at home. TheTigers have played seven road games so far this year, but five havebeen against top 20 opponents. Clemson leads the ACC in reboundingwith a +5.0 average. Wake Forest, who led the nation in that arealast year, is sixth so far this year at +2.0 per game. Clemson headcoach Oliver Purnell and Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser havemet 14 times previously, 13 when Purnell was at Dayton and Prosserwas at Xavier. The home team has won all 13 games the two met onsomeone’s home court. Prosser won the only neutral site game andthus has a 8-6 lead in the head to head matchup.