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Men’s Basketball Prepares for Rutgers

March 12, 1999

National Invitation Tournament Clemson vs. Rutgers Louis Brown Athletic Center, New Brunswick, NJ (8,500) March 16, 1999 7:30 PM

Series Record: First Meeting

Television: ESPN (Ron Franklin, Bill Raftery)

Next Game: Winner of Clemson vs. Rutgers will play winner of Old Dominion at Butler on March 18 or 19 at site TBA

Clemson in the NIT

Appearances: 11th Overall: 7-10 at Clemson: 4-3 (won last 4) Away: 3-6 Neutral: 0-1 lst Round: 5-6 2nd Round 2-2 Best Trn: Final 8 in 1986 and 1994

Streaks and Notes *This will be the first meeting between Clemson and Rutgers in men’s basketball. Clemson is 13-10 against the Big East with the most recent meeting a 62-59 victory at Seton Hall last year. Clemson is 3-4 on the road against Big East teams.

*This is Clemson’s 11th appearance in the NIT, more than any other ACC team. Clemson has never made it to the Final Four in New York, but did reach the final eight in 1986 and 1994. One of the 1986 wins was at Georgia.

*Clemson’s victory over Georgia, 77-57, was the largest margin of victory in an NIT game in Clemson history. It was just the second time this year that Georgia had lost by at least 20 points.

*Terrell McIntyre moved into second place on Clemson’s career scoring list in the win over Georgia. He had 19 points, 16 in the second half and jumped over former teammate Greg Buckner and Butch Zatezalo (1967-70) in the process. He now has 1,765 career points, second to Elden Campbell’s 1880. He would need to average 29 points in four more NIT games to catch Campbell.

*McIntyre also became Clemson’s career leader in steals in the victory over Georgia. He had two steals against the Bulldogs, giving him 191 for his career, two more than Grayson Marshall accumulated.

*Harold Jamison continued his outstanding play over the last seven games. In that time period he has had five double-doubles, including 15 points and 15 rebounds against Georgia. He now has 87 points and 85 rebounds over his last seven games, 12.4 points and 12.1 rebounds per game, respectively. He needs just seven rebounds to become the fifth player in Clemson history to record 900 rebounds and he needs just 11 rebounds to move past Sharone Wright into fourth place on Clemson’s career rebound list.

*Harold Jamison had 20 rebounds in Clemson’s loss to Florida State in the ACC Tournament. That was a record for a Clemson player in an ACC Tournament game and most rebounds by a Tiger in any game since December of 1990 when Dale Davis had 21 against South Carolina St.

*Clemson has a 13-3 record at home and 4-11 away from home. The Tigers are just 1-8 on an opponent’s home court with the victory coming at South Carolina in December. Clemson has won its last five home games by a combined total of 119 points.

*Clemson has a +7.7 rebound margin for the year, an all-time Clemson record. Clemson out-rebounded Georgia by 19 the fifth time in the last 11 games Clemson has won the rebound battle by at least 19. The Tigers have had 45 offensive rebounds over the last two games and have been held under double digts in offensive rebounds just twice all season. Clemson was 17th in the nation in rebound margin heading into the NIT. Harold Jamison was 21st individually.

*McIntyre is averaging 17.84 points per game, second in the ACC behind Elton Brand of Duke, who has a 17.85 average. No Tiger has led the ACC in scoring since Horace Grant averaged 21 a game in 1986-87.

*Clemson coach Larry Shyatt has posted 17 wins in his first year as Tiger coach. The school record for coaching wins in the first year is 18 by Bill Foster in 1975-76.

*Clemson held Georgia to .237 field goal shooting (14-59), the fifth best field goal percentage defense in Clemson history. The Bulldogs were just 5-32 on three-point shots, .156.

    No   Clemson  (17-14, 5-11 ACC)         Pos NO  Rutgers  (19-12, 9-9 Big East)      5   Terrell McIntyre    5-9 182 Sr. G   22  Geoff Billet    6-0 180 Sr.        (17.8 PPG., 5.1 APG)                        (12.8 PPG., 2.0 RPG)    44  Tony Christie   6-6 210 Sr. G   31  Dahntay Jones   6-5 210 Fr.        (5.8 PPG.,  2.1 RPG)                        (10.4  PPG., 4.1 RPG)    33  Tom Wideman 6-10    250 Sr. C   50  Alvydas Tenys   6-11    235 Jr.        (7.1 PPG., 6.6 RPG )                        (3.3 PPG, 2.0 RPG)    32  Harold Jamison  6-8 250 Sr. F   45  Rob Hodgson 6-7 220 Sr.        (12.2  PPG., 9.7 RPG)                       (12.8  PPG, 5.6 RPG)    3   Andrius Jurkunas    6-9 235 Jr. F   25  Jeff Greer  6-5 180 So.         (7.4 PPG, 3.7 RPG )                     (11.2 PPG., 4.5 RPG)            Head Coach: Larry Shyatt             (College of Wooster '73)         Head Coach:  Kevin Bannon (St. Peter's '79)            17-14 at Clemson, 1st year                    33-27  at Rutgers (2nd year)            36-23 overall, 2nd year                       309-178 overall (17th year)            0-0 vs. Rutgers                               0-0 vs. Clemson