WHAT: Clemson vs. Alabama State
WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) - Clemson, S.C.
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 19 (7 p.m.)
The Tigers will host the Hornets at 7 p.m. then drive to Atlanta for a
flight to Hawaii for the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.
Alabama State [2-7] lost 63-35 to Saint Louis on Saturday. This year's
wins were against Florida International and Texas Wesleyan. The losses
were to Marshall, Cincinnati, Northwestern State, Jacksonville State,
Evansville and Stephen F. Austin State.
Led by seventh-year head coach Lewis Jackson, Alabama State has two
double-figure scorers in Kendrick Washington  and Tremaine
Last season, Jackson guided Alabama State to his second SWAC title, the
fourth in the school's history. Butler, Washington, Jeff
Middlebrooks and Ivory White are all returning starters from
last year's team, which was picked to win this year's SWAC championship.
With Saturday's win over Winthrop, Clemson is now 10-1 under Brad Brownell
when holding to 50 points or less.
The Tigers [5-4] have held opponents to a 39.4 percent field goal shooting
percentage this season.
Leading scorer Andre Young has 194 3-point goals during his career. He
needs six to become the sixth player in school history with 200. The
senior needs 58 points to reach 1,000 career points.
Tanner Smith, who scored 17 points against Winthrop, is third in the ACC
with 4.7 assists per game.
Alabama State (2-7)
G #4 Jeff Middlebrooks (6-0, 170) - 4 PPG, 4.2 APG
G #20 Kendrick Washington (6-4, 197) - 15 PPG, 5.2 RPG
G #21 Tremaine Butler (6-2, 180) - 10.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG
F #4 Ivory White (6-4, 185) - 9.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG
F #2 Luther Page (6-6, 215) - 4.7 PPG, 4.1 RPG
G #4 Rod Hall (6-1, 210) - 4 PPG, 1 RPG
G #11 Andre Young (5-9, 170) - 14.6 PPG, 3 APG
G #5 Tanner Smith (6-5, 210) - 9.7 PPG, 6.9 RPG
F #24 Milton Jennings (6-9, 225) - 8.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG
F #31 Devin Booker (6-8, 245) - 9.6 PPG, 6.9 RPG
Previewing Alabama State
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