Clemson - Wofford Game Notes

The Tigers look to improve to 10-0 on the season before taking a two week break.

• Tuesday night's game will be Clemson's final game until after exams. The Tigers will not play a game between December 6-18. The 13 days without a game is the longest break during a season since December of 1967 when Clemson did not play a game between December 5-28, a 24-day stretch without a game.

• K.C. Rivers established a Clemson record for consecutive double figure scoring games off the bench when he scored 22 points at Minnesota. It was his eighth straight double figure scoring game off the bench breaking the Clemson record of seven in a row by Dale Davis in 1988-89. Rivers continued the streak at South Carolina with 10 points and now has a nine-game streak to match Clemson's 9-0 start.

• James Mays had a career high 21 points at South Carolina thanks to 8-12 shooting from the field. His top two scoring games as a Tiger have both come against the Gamecocks. He had 19 as a sophomore in a 19-point Clemson win.

• Wofford Head Coach Mike Young worked as a graduate assistant at Radford under current Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell in 1988-89. Two current Wofford assistants, Dustin Kerns and Geoff Shyatt, are Clemson graduates.

• Clemson is coming off a week in which it had back to back 20-point victories on the road. It marked the first time in 56 years (1949-50 season) that Clemson had consecutive road wins by 20 points or more.

• Wofford enters Tuesday's game with a 4-5 record. The Terriers have lost four games in a row since Drew Gibson, a 13.8 scorer suffered an injury. Their last victory was a 91-90 triumph at Cincinnati on November 21.

• Clemson has won four consecutive games and 9- 10 over Wofford. Wofford's only victory came in 1999-00 at Clemson, a 79-74 victory behind 27 points by Ian Chadwick.

• Clemson was ranked ninth in the nation in the Sagarin computer rankings and eighth in the collegerpi rankings through games of December 2.

• Clemson has out-rebounded the opposition by nine per game, on a Clemson record pace. The Tigers have out-rebounded the opposition in eight of the nine games so far this season.

• Vernon Hamilton played 35 minutes without a turnover in the win at South Carolina. He now has 37 assists and just 22 turnovers this season.

• Clemson has won three consecutive games on the opponent's homecourt the first time Clemson has done that since the 1996-97 season.

Clemson vs. Wofford Series
• Clemson holds a 46-14 lead in the series with Wofford. Clemson has won the last four games in the series since a 79-74 Wofford win at Clemson in 1999-00. The two teams have played competitive games of late as each of the last five games have been decided by seven points or less. Clemson's four consecutive wins have been by an average of 4.3 points per game.

• Clemson has won 9 of the last 10 in the series dating to the 1947-48 season when the two teams split a pair of games. The two teams did not play between 1950 and 1990.

• The two teams first met in the 1911- 12 season, the first season of basketball at Clemson. The Tigers won both of those games, 34-23 and 56-13, the third and fourth games in Clemson basketball history, respectively. The two teams then met three times the next year, two wins by Clemson and one by Wofford. Clemson won a 73-23 game at Clemson that year, then lost to Wofford 22-21 in the next to the last game of the season. It is the largest disparity in a two-game same season series in Clemson history.

• Clemson won 11 straight games in the series between 1934-39. The two teams played 52 of the 60 games in the series between 1912-49, including four times in 1929- 30. Clemson has a 30-7 record in the series at Clemson and a 15-8 lead in the games played at Wofford.

• Clemson had to overcome a 14-point first half deficit and an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Wofford during the 2001-02 season. It marked just the second time since 1990 that Clemson had overcome a double digit halftime deficit to gain victory. The Tigers were outscored 45-6 in points off three-point goals in the game, but the Tigers won 85-82.

• Wofford defeated Clemson 79-74 in the second game of the 1999-00 season behind then head coach Richard Johnson, who is now the athletic director at Wofford. Clemson had a 42-38 lead at intermission. The Terriers were led by Ian Chadwick, who scored 27 points and mad 7-13 three-point goals. Clemson was led by guard Will Solomon, who scored 28 points. Clemson had a +12 rebound margin and shot 19-21 from the foul line, but still lost. Top Stories