Tigers Battle Wake Forest Thursday Night

Clemson's last victory over Wake Forest took place at Clemson during the 2001-02 season, a 118-115 double overtime victory against a 17th ranked team. Chris Hobbs had 24 points and a career high 17 rebounds in that Clemson win.

* Shawan Robinson has scored 78 points since he moved into the starting lineup four games ago. That is a 19.5 average over that time period. For the last four games he is 26-49 from the field (.531), including 12 for 27 on three-point shots. He had 18 points on 6-9 shooting at Duke on Feb. 8, Clemson's most recent game.

* Robinson has averaged 13 points a game in ACC play so far this year, best on the Clemson team. With his recent run, Robinson is now fifth in the ACC in three-point shooting at .390.

* Sharrod Ford has scored in double figures in each of the last three games and has a 17.3 scoring average over that period, all against ranked teams (Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Duke). He shot 8- 11 from the field against ACC blocked shot leader Shelden Williams, and had 19 points to lead Clemson in scoring at Duke. Ford is second in the ACC in blocked shots and sixth in rebounding.

* Clemson shot .465 from the field at Duke, the best by an ACC team against the Blue Devils this year and the best in the last 17 games against the nation's top team.

* Clemson's last victory over Wake Forest took place at Clemson during the 2001-02 season, a 118-115 double overtime victory against a 17th ranked (USA/ ESPN) team. Chris Hobbs had 24 points and a career high 17 rebounds in that Clemson win.

* Clemson has not allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent from the field against it this year, a streak of 20 straight games. Florida State, in the 2003 ACC Tournament, is the last team to shoot at least 50 percent against the Tigers.

* Clemson is 9-3 at home and 0-7 on the road so far this season. The Tigers have shot 48 percent at home and 39.2 percent on the road. Clemson averaged 12.6 more points per game at home as compared to on the road so far this season.

* Clemson has four of its next six games at home. The Tigers have played seven road games so far this year, but five have been against top 20 opponents.

* Clemson leads the ACC in rebounding with a +5.0 average. Wake Forest, who led the nation in that area last year, is sixth so far this year at +2.0 per game.

* Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell and Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser have met 14 times previously, 13 when Purnell was at Dayton and Prosser was at Xavier. The home team has won all 13 games the two met on someone's home court. Prosser won the only neutral site game and thus has a 8-6 lead in the head to head matchup.

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