• Cliff Hammonds needs just one steal to become the sixth player in ACC history with at least 1200 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals. He is averaging 4.0 assists per game. He had a 4.0 GPA in his architecture and sociology dual major in the fall semester.
• Clemson has a 4-3 record in the month of January. A
victory on Sunday in Miami would give the Tigers a winning
record in January for the first time since January
of 1997. Clemson has had a winning record in January
just once in the last 16 years.
• Clemson is coming off a 80-75 overtime win against
Wake Forest last Tuesday night. Clemson has won two
overtime games this year, the first time the Tigers have
done that since 1996-97. Three of Clemson's five ACC
games have gone to overtime this year. It is the first
time since the 1977-78 season that Clemson has played
three overtime games in a six-game period.
• Clemson senior Sam Perry had 10 points and five rebounds
in just 13 minutes in the win over Wake Forest. It
was his first double figure scoring game since December
of 2006 when he scored 10 in a win over Georgia. It was
the first time Perry has scored in double figures in an
ACC game since his sophomore year (2005-06).
• K.C. Rivers had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win
over Wake Forest. It was his third double-double of
the season and his four in his last 24 games. Rivers has
made 13-20 three-point shots in ACC play and the .650
percentage is best in the league for ACC games.
• Terrence Oglesby scored 13 points in the win over Wake
Forest. That included 2-2 three-point shooting in the
overtime period. Oglesby is now 6-6 in the overtime
periods from three-point distance this year. He has
made at least two three point shots in 14 of the 19
games this year.
• Clemson is ranked 25th by USA Today and 27th by AP.
It is the 10th straight week Clemson has been in the
top 25 of the USA Today poll, third longest streak in
• Raymond Sykes made 2-4 shots from the field vs. Wake
Forest and is now 21 of his last 26 from the field.
• Clemson and Kansas are the only two teams in the nation
ranked in the top 20 in steals and blocked shots.
Clemson leads the ACC in steals per game.
• Clemson and Miami and the top two three-point shooting
teams in the ACC on a percentage basis and rank in
the top four in made three-pointers per game. Four of
the top 10 ACC players in three-point goals made per
game will be on the court at Miami on Sunday.
• Trevor Booker is 33-54 from the field and averages 15.8
points per game in ACC games this year.
• Clemson has not won at Miami since the 1995-96 season
when the Tigers won in overtime 66-52.
• Three of Clemson's six all-time wins over Miami have
come in overtime, including last season.
•Clemson leads the series with Miami
(FL) 6-5. Clemson won the first five games of
the series, then lost the next five. Clemson
finally broke the streak with a 74-70 overtime
victory last year at Clemson.
•Miami (FL) has a 4-1 edge since the
Hurricanes joined the ACC.
•Clemson won the first five games
in the series, which began with a 98-96 Tiger
victory on January 5, 1956 at the Senior Bowl
Tournament in Mobile, AL.
•The Hurricanes swept Clemson in
2004-05 and won two games in 2005-06, a
regular season win at Clemson and the ACC
•Four of Miami (FL)'s five wins over
the Tigers have been by six points or less. The
only large margin in Miami's favor took place in
2005-06 in Miami (FL), a 62-38 Hurricanes win.
•Based on the previous meetings we
could have a close game on Sunday. Nine of
the 11 previous meetings have been decided by
six points or less, or in overtime.
•Five of the 11 previous meetings
between the two teams have taken place on
neutral sites in regular season tournaments. In
addition to the first meeting in Mobile, Clemson
won the second meeting in 1959 at the Steel
City Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA and the third
meeting, in 1966-67, at the Volunteer Classic
in Knoxville. The two teams played a home
and home non-conference series in 1994-95
and 1995-96, Rick Barnes first two years as
Clemson head coach. Clemson won both of
those games. The two teams met in the ACC
Tournament last year.
•Clemson won the first meeting with
Miami on January 5, 1956 in the consolation
round of the Senior Bowl Tournament, 98-96.
Vince Yockel led the Tigers with 30 points,
while Tom Cameron added 20. Clemson had
five players in double figures and two more with
eight. Miami had five players with at least 16
points, yet lost the game.
•Clemson won the second meeting
between the two schools in Pittsburgh on
December 13, 1958 by a 66-61 score in the first
round of the Steel City Tournament. Bill Warren,
a native of Pennsylvania, had a fine homecoming
with 19 points to lead the Tigers, who also
got 18 points from Doug Hoffman.
•Clemson won the third meeting with
Miami on December 16, 1966, a 73-64 overtime
victory. Clemson outscored Miami 9-0 in the
overtime. Jim Sutherland led the Tigers with 20
points, while Randy Mahaffey added 19 points
and 10 rebounds. Richie Mahaffey also scored
19 points. Miami had three players register a
double-double, yet lost the game.
•Clemson has six wins in its history
over Miami and three are in overtime. What is
unusual is the margin of victory in those three
games. Clemson won in overtime over the Hurricanes
by a 73-64 score in Knoxville in 1966-
67, then won by a 14-point score in overtime
(66-52) on December 23, 1995. That was Rick
Barnes' second year as Clemson coach.
•In 15 minutes of overtime vs. Miami,
Clemson has out-scored the Hurricanes 38-11.
Clemson won the first two overtime games
against Miami by a 23-0 overtime score.
Clemson outscored Miami 9-0 in the overtime
of its extra session victory in 1966, and by a
14-0 score in its overtime win in Miami in 1995.
Clemson won the overtime period last year
•Clemson won the first meeting
between the Tigers and the Hurricanes at Clemson
on Dec. 20, 1994. Rayfield Ragland played
the game of his life in that Tiger victory as he
had 26 points in just 22 minutes. He made
11-15 shots from the field and 4-6 three-point
shots off the bench. Greg Buckner added 15
points, five steals and eight rebounds off 7-7
shooting from the field. That performance was
part of his record 16 consecutive made field
goals during that season.
•Clemson won the first ever meeting
with Miami in Miami on December 23, 1995
by a 66-52 score. Andrius Jurkunas, then a
freshman, led the Tigers with 19 points, while
Merl Code added 14. Clemson shot 10-20 on
three-point goals, just 6-24 inside the arc, but
made 24-30 free throws. Clemson's defense
held Miami to 27.2 percent field goal shooting.
•Clemson has had trouble scoring
against Miami since the Hurricanes joined the
ACC. The Tigers had just 38 points at Miami
(FL) in 2005-06, the low total by a Clemson
team in the Oliver Purnell era. Clemson has
scored over 65 just twice in the last six games.
NOTES: Clemson at Miami
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