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Tiger Men’s Basketball Team to Close Regular Season Sunday at Wake Forest

Tiger Men’s Basketball Team to Close Regular Season Sunday at Wake Forest

March 6, 2009

Complete Game Notes

Game Setup Site: Joel Coliseum (14,665) Date: Sunday, March 8, 2009 City: Winston-Salem, NC Time/TV: 6:00 PM – Fox Sports Net (Tim Brando, Mike Gminski, Jenn Hildreth) Radio: Clemson Tiger Radio Network (Pete Yanity, Tim Bourret) Rankings: Clemson #18 AP, #19 USA; Wake Forest #10 AP, #10 USA

Series History Overall: Wake Forest leads 96-52 at Wake Forest: Wake Forest leads 51-12 at Joel: Wake Forest leads 16-1 at Clemson: Tied at 35-35 at Neutral: Wake Forest leads 10-5 First Meeting: Wake, 40-34 in 1925-26 Earlier in 2009: Wake 78-68 at Clemsonv Streak: Teams split last 4; Wake won 16 in row at Wake Last CU Win: 80-75 at Clemson, 2007-08 Last win at Wake: 89-75 on 2-21-90

Quick Facts • The win over Virginia gave Clemson back to back winning seasons in ACC play for the first time since 1965-66 and 1966-67. Clemson has 19 ACC wins over the last two years, the most in Clemson history over back to back seasons.

• K.C. Rivers is Clemson’s career leader in three-point goals with 272 and ranks seventh in scoring (1639), and third in double figure scoring games (87). Rivers went over 700 career rebounds in the loss at Florida State (now 708) and is Clemson’s career rebounding leader among players 6-5 and shorter.

• Trevor Booker had 13 points and 15 rebounds in the win over Virginia. Booker is averaging 16.4 points, 11.3 rebounds and is shooting 64-104 (.615) from the field over the last 10 games. Booker is one of 30 candidates for the Naismith Trophy.

• Trevor Booker has 200 career blocked shots, second in ACC history among players 6-7 or shorter. Only Derrick Lewis (Maryland, 1985-88) has more among players 6-7 or shorter with 339.

• Clemson has 72 wins over the last three years, just three less than Duke (75).

• K.C. Rivers has 1639 points for his career. He needs 12 to pass Dale Davis and move into sixth place in school history.

• A win at Wake Forest would give Clemson 10 ACC wins this year, tying the school record for league wins in the regular season. Clemson had 10 last year, in 1986-87 and 1989-90.

• Clemson is attempting to end a 16-game losing streak at Wake Forest. Clemson has not won in Joel Coliseum since February of 1990 when the Tigers had Dale Davis and Elden Campbell. The Tigers have won just three of their last 18 meetings with Wake Forest and all three have been in overtime.

• Demontez Stitt has taken 17 charges this year, most by a Clemson player since 1987-88 when Jerry Pryor took 21.

• A win at Wake Forest would give Clemson eight wins on the opponent’s home court. That would be the most since 1986-87 when Clemson was 8-2 on the road.

• A win at Wake Forest would give Clemson 11 wins away from home (road and neutral), tying the school record of 11 set in 1996-97.

• A win at Wake Forest would give Oliver Purnell 15 career ACC road wins, a school record. He is currently tied for first with Bill Foster, Cliff Ellis and Bobby Roberts.

• Clemson has outrebounded the opposition seven consecutive games.

• Clemson is 13-0 this year when it has more assists than turnovers. Clemson has won the points off turnover stat in 23 of the 29 games this year.