NOTES: Clemson vs. Wake Forest

The Tigers return to the hardwood Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at Littlejohn Coliseum.

• Clemson junior K.C. Rivers scored 16 points at Duke and became just the 16th junior in Clemson history to reach 1,000 career points. Rivers and Cliff Hammonds are both over 1000 career points and both rank in the top five in Clemson history in career three-point goals.

• Cliff Hammonds had his streak of 44 straight games with a made three-point goal snapped in the 93-80 loss at Duke. He needs five steals to become the sixth player in ACC history with at least 1200 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals.

• This is Clemson's third straight game vs. an ACC team from the state of North Carolina. Clemson beat NC State last Tuesday and lost at Duke last Saturday. Clemson still has to travel to North Carolina and NC State in February.

• Clemson has struggled vs. Wake Forest in recent years as the Demon Deacons have won 14 of the last 16 meetings. They have won the last two games in the series, one by two points and one in overtime. This is the Demon Deacons first trip to Clemson since Jan. 11, 2006, a 74-73 Clemson overtime win. So each of the last three meetings have been decided by two points or in overtime.

• Trevor Booker had another solid game at Duke with 15 points and 10 rebounds, his sixth double-double of the season, and third in the last five games. Over the last six games, Booker has made 48 of 74 shots from the field for 65 percent. He has scored 20.2 ponts per outing during that time span.

• Clemson's streak of nine consecutive weeks in the top 25 of both polls ended this week. That nine-week streak tied for the third longest in Clemson history.

• Clemson has three players with more steals than fouls ; K.C. Rivers, Cliff Hammonds and James Mays.

• Clemson had a +16 rebound margin at Duke, and shot 53.2 percent from the field. It was Clemson's best rebound margin in an ACC game since 2003-04, but Duke had a 37-12 advantage in points off turnovers.

• Clemson freshman point guard Demontez Stitt had 15 points on 6-9 shooting at Duke. It was his second best single game field goal percentage this year, best against an ACC team. In two games against Duke and North Carolina, Stitt has scored 26 points in 49 minutes. He has eight double figure scoring games this year.

• K.C. Rivers has scored in double figures in 17 of the 18 games so far this year. The only game he missed was against Charlotte, the school from his hometown.

• Clemson forward Raymond Sykes has made 19 of his last 22 shots from the field over an 8-game period. He was 3-3 against Duke.

• Freshman guard Terrence Oglesby has made at least two three point shots in 13 of the 18 games this year.

• Clemson and Kansas are the only tw teams in the nation ranked in the top 20 in steals and blocked shots.

Clemson vs. Wake Forest Series
•Wake Forest holds a 95-51 lead in the series over Clemson. That includes a split of the 68 games played at Clemson. The Tigers have a 20-18 lead in games played in Littlejohn Coliseum, including Clemson's 74-73 overtime victory two years ago, the last time the two teams played at Clemson. The two teams don't play at Wake Forest this year.

•Wake Forest defeated Clemson 67-65 at Wake Forest last year on a put back with 3.4 seconds left by Michael Drum. The two teams have played three games in a row decided by two points or in overtime.

•The two teams split overtime games in 2005-06. Clemson won at home, 74-73 and Wake Forest won at Winston-Salem, 74-68. It marked the first time since 1979-80 that Clemson played two overtime games with the same team in the same year (Duke in 1979-80 and both games were the same score, 87-82).

•Wake Forest has dominated the series in recent years, winning 14 of the last 16 and 19 of the last 23. Clemson has not won at Winston-Salem since the 1989-90 season, the year Clemson won the ACC regular season championship for the only time in school history.

•Prior to Clemson's win at Clemson in 2005-06, the Tigers only win since 1997-98 was a 118-115 victory in double overtime in one of the most exciting games in the history of Littlejohn Coliseum. That was the third time in the history of the series that both teams scored at least 100 points in the series in a game played at Clemson. It is the only game in Clemson history in which both teams scored at least 115 points. Clemson has had four ACC games in its history in which both teams have scored 100 points and three of the four have been against Wake Forest.

•One of the top games of the series took place in 1996-97 when a second-ranked Clemson team faced a third-ranked Wake Forest team led by Tim Duncan. (The game will be replayed on ESPN Classic this week). Clemson students (including current PGA Tour golfers Jonathan Byrd and Charles Warren) camped out in 141 tents on the lawn at Littlejohn Coliseum waiting for ticket distribution for that game. There were seven satellite trucks used to feed live shots before and after that game.

Wake Forest came away with a 65-62 victory, a game that was decided on the last possession of the game, as Clemson forward Andrius Jurkunas was called for charging.

•Clemson has had trouble scoring in recent years against Wake Forest. Clemson has scored in the 70s against Wake Forest just twice in the last 16 games and both of those have been overtime victories. Clemson has not scored over 70 points against Wake Forest in a game that ended in regulation since a 75-56 win in the 1998 ACC tournament in Greensboro.

•Wake Forest defeated Clemson by 41 points (96-55) in the first meeting between the two teams in 2001-02, then Clemson came back to gain victory in double overtime in the second game of that season, 118-115.

•Clemson is 12-51 lifetime at Wake Forest, including 1-16 in games played in the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Clemson has lost 16 straight in the facility that was opened for the 1989-90 season. Clemson won that game behind Dale Davis and Elden Campbell, 89-75, but the Tigers have not won since. Campbell scored 24 points, while Davis had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Marion Cash added a career high 21 points for Cliff Ellis's Tigers. Top Stories