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Men’s Basketball Notes From The Virginia Game

Men’s Basketball Notes From The Virginia Game

Jan. 15, 2000

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Clemson Player of the Game Guard Will Solomon scored 43 points in a 14-of-21 (66.7%) shooting performance against Virginia…the native of East Hartford, Conn. was 8-of-12 (66.7%) on 3s…he was 7-of-10 from the free throw line and pulled down nine rebounds.

Solomon’s 43 Points Most by a Clemson Player Since 1970 Solomon’s 43 points against Virginia were the most by a Clemson player since Feb. 21, 1970 when Butch Zatezalo scored 43 against NC State in Charlotte…Solomon’s 43 points were the most by a Clemson player ever in Littlejohn Coliseum…the previous best was 38 by Skip Wise versus Penn in 1974…the point total tied the Littlejohn Coliseum record by any player, which is held by NC State’s Hawkeye Whitney (1979-80)…Solomon was the first Clemson player to have more points than minutes played since Greg Buckner had 21 points in 20 minutes against Western Carolina on Feb. 11, 1998.

Will Solomon vs. Donald Hand For the second straight weekend, two of the premier guards in the ACC were on the floor at Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson’s Will Solomon and Virginia’s Donald Hand…Solomon played well against Hand defensively and held Virginia’s leading scorer to a 4-of-13 shooting performance and 2-of-7 on 3s…Hand finished the game with 18 points.

Clemson Wins the Battle of the Boards Again Clemson outrebounded Virginia and now has won the battle of the boards in 14 of its 16 games this season and 20 of its last 22 dating back to last season.

Key Stat of the Game With Clemson rallying late in the game Virginia converted 17-of-22 free throws with under five minutes to play in the game…this stat helped stymie the Clemson comeback attempt.

This Stat Did Not Help Clemson Virginia’s bench outscored Clemson’s 28-0 in the first half and 35-9 in the game…the Virginia bench outrebounded Clemson’s 10-1 in the first half also.

Pasha Bains Scores 16 in His First Start as a Tiger Starting in place of the injured Pasha Bains netted 16 points for the Tigers…Bains was 5-11 from the field as he played a career high 36 minutes.

Chucky Gilmore Has Career High Rebound Total Chucky Gilmore had a career high 12 rebounds in the contest with Virginia…the sophomore also had four assists with no turnovers and three blocked shots.

Adam Allenspach Has Solid Performance Junior Adam Allenspach scored 16 points and pulled down seven boards versus the Cavaliers.