2019-20 Basketball News
SETTING THE SCENE BETWEEN THE TIGERS AND TAR HEELS
• The Clemson Tigers will look for back-to-back wins in league play when it travels to North Carolina to square off against the Tar Heels. Tipoff from the Dean E. Smith Center is slated for 4:34 p.m. ET.
• The contest will be televised on Fox Sports South with Tom Werme and Mike Gminski calling the action courtside, while Don Munson and Tim Bourret will call the action on the radio waves. The radio call will be available on the Clemson Tigers Network and Tunein.com.
• Live stats will be provided on ClemsonTigers.com and Twitter updates will be available on Clemson’s official account (@ClemsonMBB).
CLEMSON BASKETBALL HEADLINES
• Clemson will look for back-to-back victories in league play when it challenges North Carolina in its second road game of the ACC schedule.
• With a victory, Head Coach Brad Brownell can tie Cliff Ellis for the all-time wins mark in Clemson history (177).
• The Tigers have been bitten by the injury bug in 2019 and have had many key players miss time due to injuries, including preseason projected starters Clyde Trapp and Jonathan Baehre and in-season starter Chase Hunter.
• Three-of-the-five injured Tigers have missed at least 10 games this season.
• For much of the season, the Tigers have had as few as eight scholarship players active in games.
• The Tigers have had players miss a total of 43 games this season.
• The Tigers prevailed with a much needed victory on Jan. 4 against NC State, 81-70. They were aided by five double-figure scorers – marking the first time Clemson has done that since Dec. 30, 2018 against Lipscomb.
• Aamir Simms led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Al-Amir Dawes (16), Tevin Mack (14), Curran Scott (14) and John Newman III (12) also finished in double digits.
• In league play, the Tigers boast four double-digit scorers on average: Aamir Simms (14.5), Tevin Mack (11.5), Al-Amir Dawes (11.5) and John Newman III (10.0).
• In conference play, Simms is shooting 48.7 percent from the floor and 41.7 percent from distance. He’s made 83.3 percent at the line.
• Curran Scott is averaging just a shade below double-figures in ACC play, but leads the Tigers with a 52.2 field goal percentage and also a 44.4 3-point percentage.
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