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Tigers And Wolfpack To Tipoff At 7:00 Wednesday

Tigers And Wolfpack To Tipoff At 7:00 Wednesday

Feb. 17, 2004

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Sharrod Ford had his sixth double-double of the season and 11thof his career at Florida State when he had 15 points and 10rebounds. He is currently tied for fourth among active ACC playersin that area. Ford had 20 points against NC State in the firstmeeting in January. Clemson had just 13 turnovers against FloridaState, a season low for the Tigers. Clemson forced 14 turnovers inthat game, just the fourth time this year that Clemson has won theturnover margin stat. Florida State shot exactly 50 percent againstClemson last Saturday, the first time this year that an opponenthad shot at least 50 against Clemson. Chris Hobbs made 6-7 shotsfrom the field last week and is now shooting 53.92 percent from thefield for his career, 12th in school history and just behind TreeRollins 53.94 figure. Hobbs has 657 career rebounds, 12th in schoolhistory and just nine short of the total reached by Donnie Mahaffey(1961-64) who stands in 11th place. Hobbs will probably end hiscareer sandwiched between the four Mahaffeys in the career reboundcategory. For his career, Hobbs is 30-51 against NC State, andaveraged 11.3 points per game in seven games. Clemson has lost sixin a row to NC State. Clemson’s last victory over the Wolfpack cameon Jan. 13, 2001 when the Tigers won 72-69 at Littlejohn Coliseum.Hobbs had one of his 12 career double-doubles in the game as he had10 points and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes. He also had a career high3 assists. Shawan Robinson is a native of Raleigh and attendedLeesville Road High School. Robinson is Clemson’s second leadingscorer with a 10.9 average. He is tied for the team lead in doublefigure scoring games with 12 and leads the team in threepointshooting with a .384 figure. He is eighth in the ACC in three-pointpercentage. Clemson enters this week with an RPI of 67, the highestRPI in the nation for a team with a losing record. In fact, Clemsonis the only team among the top 96 teams in the RPI with a losingrecord. Clemson’s strength of schedule according to Sagarin issecond in the nation, while RPI ranks Clemson’s schedule fourth.The 11 different teams who have beaten Clemson this year are acombined 178-71, a .715 winning percentage. Clemson’s last twogames on Feb. 18 have been landmark victories, a 73-64 last year atVirginia and a 75-65 win over #1 North Carolina in 2001. Clemsonwill be shooting for its 50th all-time win over a top 25 team inLittlejohn Coliseum when NC State comes to Clemson on Wednesday.