NOTES: Clemson vs. N.C. State

The Tigers look to improve to 2-1 in ACC play Tuesday night against N.C. State at Littlejohn Coliseum.

• Clemson has played overtime games in each of its first two conference games. The Tigers lost to UNC on Jan. 6 in one overtime by a 90-88 score, then defeated Florida State in double overtime on Jan.12 by a 97-85 score. It marked the first time in ACC history that a team played overtime games in each of its first two conference games. Clemson had a loss to Charlotte in between the two conference games, so Clemson has not played back to overtime games overall.

• Clemson has played back to back overtime games against conference teams for the first time since the 1963-64 season when Clemson played overtime games in consecutive days against North Carolina and NC State in Feb. 1964.

• Clemson's double overtime win against Florida State was the school's first double overtime win since a 118- 115 win over Wake Forest in 2001-02.

• Clemson had made just 10-44 three-point shots in losses to North Carolina and Charlotte, then made 13-24 in the win over Florida State. That included a 6-6 three-point performance in the two overtime periods combined.

• Trevor Booker scored 61 points in two games last week. He scored 32 in a loss to Charlotte, the most points scored by a Clemson post player since Horace Grant had 33 against Wake Forest in 1986-87. Booker's 61 points over the last two games are the most for a Clemson player since Edward Scott scored 61 in consecutive games against Virginia and Florida State in Feb. of 2003. Over the last four games, Booker has averaged 23.3 points per game and is shooting .679 from the field, including 4-5 on three-point shots.

• Clemson has three players in its starting lineup from the state of North Carolina. The three playes are James Mays (Garner), K.C. Rivers (Charlotte) and Demontez Stitt (Matthews).

• Mays had a double-double in the win over Florida State when he had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Eight of his rebounds were offensive. It was his first double-double since the Old Dominion game back in November, the third game of the season.

• Terrence Oglesby connected on six three-point goals in Clemson's win over Florida State, tying a season high for the freshman. He made 4-4 three-point shots in the two overtimes combined. His 12 overtime points set a Clemson record for points in overtime in a single game.

• K.C. Rivers needs just 19 points to reach 1000 for his Clemson career. When he does he will become just the 16th junior in Clemson history to reach 1000 points.

• Cliff Hammonds went over the 400 mark in career assists and rebounds in the win over Florida State. He and Edward Scott are the only players in Clemson history with over 1200 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists. He needs only eight steals to reach 200 for his career.

THE SERIES: Clemson vs. N.C. State
•N.C. State has a 94-42 record against Clemson overall. N.C. State has a 45-11 lead in games at Raleigh and a 19-5 lead in games on neutral sites. Clemson has a 19-17 advantage in games played at Littlejohn Coliseum.

•Clemson won its first game in the RBC Center in 1999-00 on NC State's Senior Night, then struggled for the next four games, losing four straight by a total of 102 points, or an average defeat of 25 points per game. But Clemson came back last year to win, 87-76. It was Clemson's 17th straight win to open the 2006-07 season, tying a school record. Oliver Purnell has a 1-1 record in the facility.

•The Pack has a 31-26 lead in games at Clemson, but the Tigers have a 19-17 advantage in Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson has more wins over NC State in Littlejohn Coliseum in conference play than any other school. (Clemson has beaten Georgia Tech 27 times, but some were non conference games).

•While Clemson won the only meeting last year, NC State has won eight of the last 10 in the series, but the Tigers have won 15 of the last 27. Purnell did pull off an upset of NC State in his first year, beating the 13th ranked Wolfpack 60-55 at Clemson.

•The two teams played just once for three consecutive years through last year, but there will be two meetings this year. Clemson will go to Raleigh on Feb. 16. NC State will observe the 25-year anniversary of its national championship team of 1983 on that day.

•Twelve of the last 23 meetings between Clemson and NC State have been decided by five points or less, or in overtime. Clemson won over a 13th ranked (AP) NC State team at Clemson, 60-55, in 2003-04. State won the year before on Edward Scott's Senior Night, 63-60, and took an 80-79 victory in 2001-02 on a last second shot by Josh Powell. Clemson won by a 72-69 score in 2000-01. The only meeting in 2005-06 went to double overtime in the Pack's favor, 94-85.

•NC State has a history of upsetting Clemson teams in Raleigh. In 1996-97 Clemson came to Raleigh ranked seventh in the nation under Rick Barnes. The Pack was 0-8 in ACC play under first-year NC State coach Herb Sendek. But, Sendek came away with the victory, 58-54, his first ACC win.

•Three-point shooting has been a statistic in NC State's favor over the last nine meetings with Clemson. During that time period, NC State has won seven of the nine. NC State has made 102-229 three-point shots (.445), while Clemson has made just 39-130 (.300). That means NC State has outscored Clemson 306-117 in points off three-point goals over the last nine games, an average margin of 21 points per game. However, in last year's game in Raleigh, Clemson made 10-19 three- point shots, including 4-5 by current Tiger K.C Rivers. NC State did made 9-14 three-point shots against Clemson last year.

•One other game that trend did not hold was Clemson's win in 2003-04 when the Pack made just 6-37 three-point shots against Oliver Purnell's Tigers. The 31 misses stand as the most missed three-point attempts in a game by an opponent in the history of Littlejohn Coliseum. Top Stories