• 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
•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.
NOTES: Clemson vs. Wake Forest
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