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Dec 21, 2018

MBB GAMEDAY CENTRAL – South Carolina

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

📍 Colonial Life Arena  –  Columbia, S.C.

🏀⏰ Tipoff Time – 2 p.m.

👀🖥 ESPN2
(Mike Morgan and Chris Spatola)

📈📊 Live Stats

👂🏼📻: Clemson Tigers Network
(Don Munson and Tim Bourret)

📝 Notes

Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site

CLEMSON vs. SOUTH CAROLINA

• South Carolina holds a 90-78 lead in the series, but the Tigers have held a 36-18 upperhand since the Gamecocks left the Atlantic Coast Conference following the 1971-72 season.

• Since the Gamecocks’ departure from the ACC, Clemson has had three separate winning streaks of at least six games in the series, most recently from 2004-10.

• In its last eight games against members of the Southeastern Conference, the Tigers are 7-1, including 2-0 against South Carolina.

• Elijah Thomas posted his fourth double-double of the season and 15th of his career against Charleston Southern (25 points, 14 rebounds).

• With the victory against Charleston Southern (Dec. 18), head coach Brad Brownell passed Bill Foster and now stands second all-time on the Clemson win list (157).

• Brad Brownell announced the signing of three student-athletes for the 2019-20 season: Al-Amir Dawes, Chase Hunter and Alex Hemenway. To view the release in its entirety, click HERE.

WINNING IN COLUMBIA

• Clemson has won 28 times in history over South Carolina in Columbia, second-most wins in program history on the road over another opponent, trailing only 41 all-time road wins over Furman.

• The Tigers last trip to Colonial Life Arena served as a victory for the Tigers. Clemson won 62-60 and it marked just the second loss all-time in the series for South Carolina as a ranked team against Clemson.

• Brad Brownell and the Tigers also earned a taste of victory in Columbia in 2012 when K.J. McDaniels, Rod Hall and Devin Booker combined for 44 points in a 64-55 win over the Gamecocks.

• The Tigers’ longest sustained success came in the Oliver Purnell era, when Clemson won three straight (2004,06,08) in Colonial Life Arena.

• The Tigers will look to win its second-straight in Columbia.

Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site
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