Clemson (8-5, 0-1 ACC) vs. No. 5/5 Louisville (13-1, 1-0 ACC)
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 7
Tipoff: 9:06 p.m. ET
Arena: KFC Yum! Center (22,090)
Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: ACC Network (Tim Brant-pbp; Dan Bonner-color)
• Clemson takes its show on the road for three straight games, two against teams currently ranked in the top five.
• The Tigers play at Louisville on Wednesday in the Cardinals’ ACC home opener; it is the first meeting between the two programs since the 2006 NIT.
• Despite the loss of K.J. McDaniels to the NBA, Clemson is still fourth in the ACC and 20th nationally in blocks per game (5.7).
CU Series W-L record: Louisville leads 3-0
• Clemson has three wins in its history over top-five ranked teams on the road, all of which came during the Tree Rollins era. Overall, the program has 16 wins over top-five teams, six during Rollins’ playing days.
• The Tigers are in search of their first win over a top-five team in any venue since Feb. 4, 2009, when Clemson beat No. 3 Duke 74-47 at home.
• The Clemson program has only faced Rick Pitino on two occasions. Rick Barnes’ 1996-97 team shocked the college basketball world in Indianapolis, Ind., by upsetting his defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats.
• Clemson has faced Pitino once at Louisville, in the 2006 NIT. Pitino’s Cardinals won 74-68 in a game played in Freedom Hall.
• Landry Nnoko will pass Larry Nance for 11th in school history with his next blocked shot. Nnoko has 108 for his career and is the ACC’s No. 2 shot-blocker this season.
• Damarcus Harrison is in the midst of a career-long nine consecutive games with at least one three-point goal. He has made six over the past two games.
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