• 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
• 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
•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
NOTES: Clemson vs. N.C. State
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