Men’s Basketball to Face UNC Greensboro on the Road Friday Night

Men’s Basketball to Face UNC Greensboro on the Road Friday Night

Nov. 19, 2009

Complete Game Notes

GAME SETUP Site: Greensboro Coliseum (7,617) Date: Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 City: Greensboro, NC Time: 7:00 PM TV: Fox Sports South (Rich Waltz – play-by-play, Dan Bonner – color) Web: Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties (Pete Yanity – play-by-play, Tim Bourret – color) Rankings: Clemson: #22 AP, #23 ESPN/USA Today

SERIES NOTES Overall: Clemson leads 1-0 at Clemson: Clemson leads 1-0 at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 1-0 at UNC Greensboro: None played at Neutral: None played First Meeting: Clemson, 88-62, in 1992-93 Last Meeting: Clemson, 88-62, in 1992-93

QUICK FACTS • Clemson and UNC Greensboro will play for only the second time in series history on Friday. In the only previous meeting, Sharone Wright produced a triple-double, one of four in school history. He had 21 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots in the Dec. 12, 1992 game.

• The Tigers are currently riding a school record 10-game non-conference winning streak in road games. The streak dates to Nov. 12, 2006 when Clemson pulled out a 74-70 victory at Old Dominion. Clemson’s 10-game streak is tied for longest in the ACC with North Carolina.

• Clemson is coming off a 79-39 win over Liberty on the road. It was Clemson’s largest margin of victory in a road game since a 114-69 win at The Citadel on Feb. 6, 1956.

• The Tigers have won both of their games this season by 40+ point margins. The last time Clemson won consecutive games by over 40 points was in 1986-87, when Cliff Ellis’ team actually won three straight games by such a margin.

• The Spartans enter Friday’s contest with an 0-2 record, but played Virginia Tech close in Blacksburg in their last game out. The Spartans have a tough schedule, with four ACC teams coming to Greensboro and six games against ACC teams overall. Both of UNCG’s losses have come to ACC foes, Duke and Virginia Tech.

• For the first time ever, UNCG will play all of its home games at the Greensboro Coliseum. The facility will also give Clemson’s players a glimpse of the ACC Tournament venue. None of Clemson’s current players have played a collegiate game in the coliseum. The last time the Tigers played at the Greensboro Coliseum was in the 2006 conference tournament.

• Clemson has an overall record of 96-15 in its history during the month of November. Under Head Coach Oliver Purnell, the Tigers have won 28 consecutive games dating to his second year with the program (2004-05). Clemson was 5-0 in November of 2005, 8-0 in 2006, 6-0 in 2007, and 7-0 last November.

• Clemson ascended to No. 22 in the Associated Press poll and No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll. Five teams from the ACC were ranked in the AP poll.

• Clemson has five announced sellouts so far for the 2009-10 season, including four conference games. Tilts against South Carolina (Dec. 6), Boston College (Jan. 9), North Carolina (Jan. 13), Duke (Jan. 23) and Virginia (Feb. 20) are officially sold out.

• David Potter is coming off a career-high 17-point game against Liberty. The senior forward hit 5-6 three-point goals and 6-7 shots overall. Potter’s previous career high was 12, in his very first game against Arkansas State in 2006.

• Trevor Booker had his first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds at Liberty, the 22nd of his career. He leads all active ACC players in double-doubles, as well as rebounds (812) and blocked shots (207).

• Andre Young ranks first in the ACC in steals per game (4.5), and Clemson’s average of 19 per game is tops in the league.