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Tigers Travel to Arkansas for First Road Game Saturday

Tigers Travel to Arkansas for First Road Game Saturday

GAME SETUPCLEMSON (7-1, 0-0 ACC) vs. ARKANSAS (5-2, 0-0 SEC)Tipoff:  2 p.m. ET    Site:  Bud Walton Arena (19,200)Radio:  CTSN (Pete Yanity-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)TV: CSS (Matt Stewart-pbp; Daymeon Fishback-color)Web: ESPN3

  • Clemson travels to Fayetteville, AR for its first road game of the season. It is Clemson’s first ever game at Arkansas, and only the second game in history between the two schools.
  • This is only the program’s second trip to the state of Arkansas, as Cliff Ellis’ 1986-87 team played two games in Little Rock.
  • Saturday’s game pits the NCAA’s No. 1 scoring defense (51.0 ppg) of Clemson vs. Arkansas’ No. 14 scoring offense (88.6 ppg).

SERIES HISTORYCU Series W-L record: Arkansas leads 1-0 Streak: Arkansas won the only prior meeting


  • Clemson has a recent history of playing well on the road against SEC foes, with four wins over South Carolina and one over both Alabama and Mississippi State away from home within the last decade.
  • Arkansas Head Coach Mike Anderson beat Clemson in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament as the coach at Missouri.
  • Saturday’s game features two of the most exciting wings in college basketball. Arkansas’ Michael Qualls and Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels have both already made appearances on SportsCenter’s Top 10 this season.
  • McDaniels played at Central Park Christian School in Birmingham, AL with Arkansas sophomore Jacorey Williams. He is also close friends with another Birmingham native on the Razorbacks’ roster, Coty Clarke.
  • Devin Coleman earned his first start last time out against SC State and responded with a career-high 16 points – his third straight double digit outing.
  • Landry Nnoko recorded his second double-double of the season Tuesday, scoring a career-high 13 with a game-high 13 rebounds in the Tiger victory.