Clemson hosts Auburn

Clemson hosts Auburn today at Littlejohn Coliseum this afternoon.

WHAT: Clemson (5-3) vs. Auburn (3-4)
WHEN WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
SPREAD: Clemson -6

• Clemson earned its best win of the season, a 68-65 triumph over Arkansas in overtime last Sunday. It was Clemson’s second win in history over a top-25 team non-conference team at home.

• The ACC Tigers play their second game of the season against an SEC Tigers team, having already defeated LSU on Nov. 24.

• This is Auburn’s first game at Littlejohn Coliseum since the 1992 NIT, when Clemson won 84-72.

PROMOTIONS
• Sunday’s game will be general admission seating, with all gates opening at 2:45 p.m. Reserved parking will be honored.

• The game has been designated as Public Service Appreciation Day, where all first responders receive free admission and $10 tickets for family members.

• Sunday is also part of the elementary school package, where children from the area can show the passes that were distributed at their schools for free admission.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record: Auburn leads 15-11

Streak: Auburn won the most recent meeting

QUICK HITS
• This is the return meeting against Auburn in a home-and-home series; the SEC Tigers won last season on the Plains, 66-64. Rod Hall and Jordan Roper combined for 28 points in the loss.

• Clemson’s win over Arkansas was the fourth over a top-25 team in Brad Brownell’s tenure as the school’s head coach.

• This is the first meeting between the two head coaches, Brownell and Pearl. The two were on opposite sidelines in the Division-II ranks in 1993 and 1994, when Pearl was head coach at Southern Indiana and Brownell an assistant coach at Indianapolis.

• Clemson is the only team in the ACC with two wins over teams rated in the top 30 of the unofficial RPI (LSU-18, Arkansas-29).

• Hall posted a season-high 19 points in the win over the Razorbacks, including 12 in the final 8:07 of game time.

• Jaron Blossomgame is coming off a career-high 17 points and leads the Tigers in scoring and rebounding in the early part of the schedule.

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