2019-20 Basketball News
SETTING THE SCENE BETWEEN THE TIGERS AND DEMON DEACONS
• The Clemson Tigers have won three-of-its-last-four games in ACC play and will look for its fourth in five tries as it tries to extend its winning streak over Wake Forest to seven games. Tipoff from Littlejohn Coliseum is 8:01 p.m. ET.
• The contest will be televised on ACC Network with Jay Alter and Malcolm Huckaby 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 its seventh-straight victory over Wake Forest. Head Coach Brad Brownell is 11-1 since arriving at Clemson and the Tigers have won 11-of-its-last-12 in the series with the Demon Deacons.
• Clemson defeated No. 3/3 Duke on Jan. 14 for its first win over an AP top-3 ranked opponent since North Carolina on Feb. 18, 2001.
• The last time that Clemson defeated North Carolina and Duke in consecutive games was the 1989-90 season.
• With the win over No. 3/3 Duke last week, Head Coach Brad Brownell passed Cliff Ellis for the all-time wins mark in Clemson history (178).
• Aamir Simms scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds and dished five assists in the victory over Duke. Tevin Mack (22 points) and John Newman (14 points) also helped fuel the Tigers’ victory.
• It was the first time since Feb. 4, 2009 that the Tigers defeated a Top-5 Duke team. Clemson beat Duke 74-47.
• Aamir Simms is the first Clemson player over the last 20 seasons with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in consecutive games; he did it in wins over North Carolina and Duke.
• 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.
• Aamir Simms was named Co-ACC Player of the Week following his performance at North Carolina. (Jan. 13).
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