The last loss was at Purdue, 76-64 in 2003, Oliver Purnell's first year at Clemson.
• Clemson's 6-2 record is third best among the 23
teams who have competed in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Duke has an 8-0 record and Wake Forest
is 6-1. Purdue is 2-4 in its previous Big Ten/ACC
• The 9:30 PM start to Tuesday night's game is the
latest for a home game in Clemson history.
• James Mays, who is out for Tuesday's
game after suffering a hip injury against Gardner
Webb, leads the ACC in steals with 17. He is also
tied for fifth in the league in rebounds/game with
8.6 average. Mays could miss up to the next six weeks with the injury.
• Last year, James Mays and Trevor Booker tied for
the team lead in rebounds with 232. Through five
games this year they both have 43 rebounds to tie
for the team lead.
• Both Purdue and Clemson have been outstanding
in terms of turnover margin so far this year.
Clemson has a +7.0 margin, second best in the
ACC, while Purdue has a +14.3 turnover margin
in its three wins.
• Clemson has a 2-1 lead in the series with Purdue.
The first two games were overtime wins for the
Tigers in 1971-72 at Clemson and in 1973-74 at
Purdue. Purdue won the last meeting by a 76-64
score at Purdue in 2003-04.
• Clemson freshmen Terrence Oglesby, Demontez
Stitt and Jerai Grant have combined to average
20.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game through
the first five games. They have certainly enhanced
Clemson's free throw shooting as the group is 31-39
from the line, 79.5 percent.
• Clemson has 70 steals in just five games, an average
of 14 steals per game.
• Cliff Hammonds was Clemson's top scorer in the
win over Gardner Webb with 16 points, including a
season best 5-7 on three-point shots. He is currently
second in the ACC in assist/turnover ratio with a 20/6
ratio and has 13 steals against just three fouls.
• Hammonds has scored in double figures in each of
his previous three Big Ten/ACC Challenge games.
he has 36 points, shot 14-28 from the field, 7-17 on
3-point shots and has a 13/3 assist/turnover ratio.
• This is the second game for the Tigers against a
2007 NCAA Tournament team. The Tigers beat Old
Dominion on November 18. Purdue reached the
second round in 2007 and had a 22-12 record.
* Clemson has a 23-1 record in the month of November
under Oliver Purnell and has won 18 games in a
row. Clemson is 86-15 all-time in November.
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