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Clemson vs. Wake Forest Postgame Notes

Clemson vs. Wake Forest Postgame Notes

  • Clemson held Wake Forest to 44 points, the second consecutive opponent to score less than 45 against the Tigers. This marks the first time in Clemson history the Tigers have held consecutive ACC opponents under 45 points. The closest previous occurrence was Jan. 10 and 13, 1959 when Clemson beat Maryland 55-46 and lost at Duke 41-45 in consecutive ACC games.
  • This is the first time since the 2009-10 season that Clemson held consecutive opponents (non-conference or conference) to under 45 points. In the first two games of that season, November 13 and 17th, Clemson beat Presbyterian (84-41) and Liberty (79-39) in consecutive games.
  • Clemson is now 19-1 under Brad Brownell when holding the opposition to 50 points or less.
  • Wake Forest shot just 24.6 percent from the field tonight (15-61). That is the best field goal percentage defense by the Tigers in an ACC game since Jan. 4, 1964 when Wake Forest shot 20 percent on 13-65 shooting in a game at Winston- Salem against the Tigers. Clemson won that game 87-61. Tonight’s game was the second best field goal percentage defense by the Tigers in any ACC game and the 10th best in any game in Clemson history.
  • Clemson’s field goal percentage defense was the best in an ACC game so far this year and the fourth best by an ACC team in any game so far this season.
  • Clemson held Wake Forest scoring leader C.J. Harris scoreless the last 31:48 of the game. His last points came on two free throws with 8:12 left in the first half. He had scored 21.3 points per game for Wake Forest’s first three ACC games. He had scored in double figures in 13 of the first 15 and was coming off a 29-point outing against Boston College.
  • Tonight’s victory was the fourth in a row over Wake Forest for the Tigers. This is the first time Clemson has won four in a row against the Demon Deacons since the 1988-90 era when Dale Davis and Elden Campbell played for the Tigers.
  • Clemson has won four in a row over Wake Forest and all the wins have been by double digits. It is the first time Clemson has beaten an ACC opponent four times in a row by double digits since 2007-10 when Clemson did that against Boston College.
  • K.J. McDaniels had seven blocked shots on tonight’s game, his career high, and the most by a Clemson player 6-6 or shorter in history. McDaniels now has 36 blocks for the year, a season record for a Clemson player 6-6 or shorter. The previous mark was 31 by Derrick Forrest, a 6-3 guard who played on Clemson’s 1988-89 and 1989-90 teams. Forrest had 31 in 1989-90.
  • McDaniels seven blocks were the most by any ACC player so far this year. Reggie Johnson had six for Miami against UMASS on December 1, 2012 for the previous high.
  • McDaniels needs just three more blocks to set the Clemson career record for blocks by a player 6-6 or shorter. Sam Perry has that mark with 58 between 2004-08. McDaniels, only a sophomore, now has 56 blocks in his career.
  • Freshmen Adonis Filer (13) and Jordan Roper (9) combined for 22 points this evening and shot 4-6 on three-point shots. They had just one combined turnover in 40 minutes. They combined for 34 in a win over The Citadel on Jan. 1 and that is their season high as a duo.