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Tigers to Face South Carolina Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum

Tigers to Face South Carolina Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum

GAME SETUP CLEMSON vs. SOUTH CAROLINA (2-0, 0-0 ACC) (1-1, 0-0 SEC)Tipoff: 5 p.m.Tickets: 1-800-CLEMSONWeb: ESPN3 (Mike Gleason-pbp; Stan Lewter-color)Radio: CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

  • Clemson and South Carolina will meet in November for the first time in series history on Sunday.
  • The Tigers snapped a two-game losing streak to the Gamecocks last season in Columbia with a 64-55 victory.
  • Clemson, which allowed 37 points Wednesday to Delaware State, has a 20-2 record in 98 games under Head Coach Brad Brownell when holding opponents to 50 or less.


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  • Clemson and South Carolina square off Sunday in the 164th renewal of the in-state rivalry. The Gamecocks won in both 2010-11 and 2011-12 before the Tigers turned the tables on the road last season in a 64-55 win.
  • Sunday’s game will be the earliest meeting in the history of the rivalry and will precede the annual football tilt between the two schools by 13 days.
  • Clemson held Delaware State to 37 points in its most recent game, matching the fewest allowed by a Brad Brownell coached Tiger team.
  • The Tigers committed just six turnovers versus Delaware State, the fifth time with six or fewer under Brownell.
  • K.J. McDaniels is coming off a five-block effort Wednesday, the fifth time in his career he has had at least five in a game.
  • Clemson sophomore Jordan Roper and South Carolina freshman Justin McKie were teammates at Irmo High School and led the Yellow Jackets to a state title in 2011. McKie’s father, Gamecock legend BJ McKie, is Irmo’s all-time leading scorer and Roper is No. 2 on the list.