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Clemson, Wake Square Off Saturday

Clemson, Wake Square Off Saturday


Clemson (10-8, 2-4 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (9-10, 1-5 ACC)

Date: Saturday, Jan. 24

Tipoff: 12 p.m. ET

Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: ACC Network (Bob Rathbun-pbp; Dan Bonner-color)

• Clemson is in search of its third ACC win of the season; both of the Tigers’ previous wins came on Saturday afternoon games.

• Brad Brownell is 5-1 as Clemson’s head coach against Wake Forest, including 4-0 at home.

• The Tigers split their most recent two games; Clemson beat Syracuse at home 66-53 on Jan. 17, but fell two days later by a score of 59-55 to visiting Florida State.


• Saturday is Military Appreciation Day in Littlejohn Coliseum. All current and former members of the military can purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $10 apiece.


CU Series W-L record: Wake Forest leads 99-57

Streak: Wake Forest won the last meeting 


• Clemson ranks in the top 100 of several NCAA statistical categories, including fewest fouls per game (27th), three-point percentage defense (54th), blocks per game (69th), scoring defense (69th), field goal percentage defense (77th) and rebound margin (92nd).

• Three-point shooting has been the biggest difference in ACC play. In two wins, the Tigers have made 16-of-38 for a .421 clip. In four losses, Clemson is 21-for-81, a .259 figure.

• Rod Hall is the eighth player in school history to post at least 800 points and 350 assists in a career. Hall needs five assists to move into Clemson’s top 10.

• Hall has logged 3,236 minutes in his career, 15th-most in school history.

• Jaron Blossomgame has reached double figures in 14 of Clemson’s last 15 games, and is the Tigers’ top scorer and rebounder in ACC play and overall.

• Sidy Djitte matched a career-high in the Florida State game on Monday with eight points; he scored eight consecutive late in the first half which included a career-high four made free throws.