Charleston Southern - Clemson Game Notes

The Tigers take on Charleston Southern Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum.

• Through games of Wednesday, November 22, Clemson was ranked 19th in the Sagarin computer rankings in basketball and football. In addition, Through games of November 22, Clemson and Maryland were the only teams in the nation to win at least six games.

• Clemson has won its first six games for the second straight year. The Tigers won their first 11 games last year. This is the third time in the last 10 years Clemson has won its first six games of the season.

• K.C. Rivers is the only Clemson player to score in double figures in every game so far this season. He has done it without starting a single game. Rivers has a 12/3 assist/turnover ratio over his last five games.

• Clemson senior point guard Vernon Hamilton now has 212 steals in his career and just 199 fouls. He has 11 steals and just six foulds this year. Hamilton has nine assists and just two turnovers for his last three games. He has played 93 minutes.

• Clemson has won six games in the month of November. Another victory would give Clemson seven wins in November for the first time in Clemson history. The 1998-99 Clemson team won six games in November.

• Cliff Hammonds scored 20 points to lead Clemson in scoring in the 69-66 win over Mississippi State. It was his first 20-point scoring game since he had 21 against Wake Forest on January 11, 2006. It was the fifth 20-point scoring game of his career.

• Freshman Trevor Booker leads the team in field goal percentage with a 67.5 figure (27-40). He has shot at least 50 percent from the field in every game and at least 66.7 percent in five of the six games.

• Clemson and Charleston Southern have one common opponent so far this year. Clemson defeated the Paladins 67-58 and Charleston Southern lost to Furman in the season opener, 88-69.

• Charleston Southern has two players averaging in double figures who were not in the starting lineup in the most recent game against Asbury. Donnell Covington averages 12.0 points per game and has a 31/10 assist/turnover ratio, while Dwayne Jackson has a 13.0 average and pulls in 5.4 rebounds per game.

• James Mays is coming off his second double-double of the season. The junior who has played in 17 consecutive Clemson victories, had 12 points and 17 rebounds in the win over Mississippi State.

• Clemson has a perfect 17-0 record against Charleston Southern. It is the most victories without a loss against any team Clemson has played in its history. The teams first played in 1975-76 when Charleston Southern was known as Baptist College.

•The teams first met during the 1975- 76 season, a 93-49 Tiger victory at Littlejohn Coliseum. Charleston Southern was known as Baptist College at that time. Tree Rollins had 12 points and 22 rebounds to lead Clemson to that victory.

•Clemson has won all previous games in the series by at least double digits. The closest game came during the 2000-01 season when Clemson won, 87-77. The Tigers trailed at the half of that game, one of just two contests in which Clemson trailed at intermission against Charleston Southern.

•Clemson's average victory margin against Charleston Southern has been 22.6 points per game for the 17 meetings. Clemson has defeated Charleston Southern by at least 20 points in 10 of the 17 previous meetings. Top Stories