GAMEDAY SETUPNo. 19/17 CLEMSON (14-1, 3-0 ACC) vs. NC STATE (11-5, 1-2 ACC)Date: Thursday, Jan. 11Tipoff: 9:05 p.m. ETArena: PNC Arena (19,722)Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)TV: ESPN (Mike Couzens -pbp; Corey Alexander-color)
• Clemson is 3-0 in ACC play for the first time since 2006-07 and for just the sixth time in program history.• The Tigers have started 14-1 or better on just four previous occasions in program history. Of those four, three have resulted in NCAA appearances. The other was an NIT appearance.• Leading scorer Marcquise Reed is one of just 15 players in the country to average at least 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals.• Clemson has won three-straight games in the series with NC State dating back to last season.
SERIES HISTORYCU Series W-L record: Clemson is 53-101 all-time against NC State.Streak: The Tigers have won three in a row in the series.
TIGER TRACKS• Clemson moved up in the AP Top 25 poll this week (No. 19). Clemson is also ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 17 – its highest national ranking since Jan. 18, 2010 (17th in AP).• Clemson’s RPI checks in at 6th nationally.• Coach Brad Brownell (138 victories at Clemson) is tied with Oliver Purnell for the third most wins at Clemson.• Clemson is tied for first in the nation in winning percentage at 93.3 (14-1). The Tigers’ 10-game winning streak is the fourth longest active streak in the country.• Clemson has put together at least a 10-game win streak on 11 occasions in program history. Eight have started at the beginning of a season.All eight of those seasons ended with a postseason berth (4 NCAA, 4 NIT).• The Tigers’ next five opponents are a combined 64-15, however, Clemson’s last six wins are against teams that are a combined 68-23 when not playing the Tigers.
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