GAMEDAY SETUPNo. 25/25 CLEMSON (13-1, 2-0 ACC) vs. LOUISVILLE (11-3, 1-0 ACC)Date: Saturday, Jan. 6Tipoff: 12:06 p.m. ETArena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)TV: RSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Dan Bonner-color)
• Clemson is 1-5 all-time against Louisville – dating back to 1973-74.• The Tigers lone win came in 2015-16, a 66-62 win over a then No. 16 ranked Cardinals team.• Clemson will look to improve to 3-0 in ACC play for the first time since the 2006-07 season.• Brad Brownell is off his best 14-game start to a season in his career.• Clemson is one of only three teams in the country to have a perfect record over the last two Decembers (13-0), joining Purdue and West Virginia (Chris Forman, Purdue).
SERIES HISTORYCU Series W-L record: Clemson is 1-5 all-time against Louisville. Streak: The Cardinals won last year’s meeting 92-60.
TIGER TRACKS• The Tigers entered the AP Top 25 poll (No. 25) for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Clemson is also ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 25.• Clemson’s RPI checks in at 10th nationally. Four teams from the ACC are ranked in the top 10.• Coach Brownell (137 victories at Clemson) is one win shy of tying and two shy of passing Oliver Purnell for the third most wins at Clemson.• Donte Grantham became just the sixth player in Clemson history to amass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in a career.• He is also just the sixth player in program history to finished a game with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.• The 20-10-5 club is an exclusive one. Grantham joins Larry Nance, Vincent Hamilton, Horace Grant, Elden Campbell and Sharone Wright.• Those previous five are in the Clemson Hall of Fame and members of the Centennial team chosen in 2012. Four of the five were first-round NBA selections.
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