NOTES: Georgia Tech at Clemson

Clemson and Georgia Tech will meet on Valentine's night at Littlejohn Coliseum.

• Clemson and Georgia Tech will meet on Valentine's night at Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson has a 20-20 all-time record on Valentine's Day, but a 14-4 mark at home. Clemson has more wins at home on Valentine's Day than any other date on the calendar.

• Cliff Hammonds scored a career high 31 points on 13-23 shooting at North Carolina. He also had a career high five three-point goals and seven rebounds in his 46 minutes. It was his first game with at least 20 points since his November of 2006.

• Hammonds will break Greg Buckner's all-time Clemson record for games started when he takes the court for the opening of the Georgia Tech game. It will be his 123rd career start, one more than Buckner had between 1994-98.

• Demontez Stitt returned to action at North Carolina after a two-game absense due to a knee injury. The freshman had 13 points on 6-10 shooting and had five assists in 21 minutes. He had scored 15 points at Miami in his previous game.

• K.C. Rivers made 12-19 three-point shots last week on the road against Virginia and North Carolina. He made 8-11 threes in the win at Virginia, tying the Clemson single game record for three-point goals. He now leads the ACC in three-point percentage in ACC games (29-52 for .558), and leads the ACC in made three-point goals per game in ACC play with 3.22.

• David Potter never had consecutive double figure scoring games over his first 55 games, and now has three in a row. He had 10 points at North Carolina.

• Clemson is 6-5 this year in games played on Saturday or Sunday and 11-1 in games played on the other five days of the week.

• Clemson is 14-2 this year when leading at the half. Both losses came to North Carolina in overtime.

•Clemson leads the ACC in three-point shooting percentage. The Tigers made a school record tying 16 at Virginia, then made 12-28 at North Carolina.

• Clemson is 27-8 all-time against Georgia Tech in Littlejohn Coliseum. That is tied for the most wins over any Clemson opponent with Furman. The Tigers are 27-1 over the years at Littlejohn against the Paladins.

• Trevor Booker had his seventh double-double of the season when he had 10 point and 10 rebounds at North Carolina. Three of his seven double-doubles have come in the three games against North Carolina and Duke.

• North Carolina made 31-36 free throws and the Tigers made just 1-7 in Clemson's double overtime loss to the Tar Heels on Sunday.

• Clemson has played four overtime games this year, tying the school record for most OT games in a year. Two of the games have been double overtime. It is just the second time Clemson has played two double OT games in the same year (1963-64).

THE SERIES: Georgia Tech at Clemson
•Georgia Tech has a 56-53 lead in the series with Clemson. Clemson swept the two games series in 2005-06, the first time since 1996-97 that Clemson won the season series from Georgia Tech with a sweep. Clemson has won three of the last four, but Georgia Tech won the last meeting at Tech in February of last season. Clemson won the meeting at Clemson last year on a near buzzer shot by James Mays.

•Tech swept Clemson in Paul Hewitt's first year at Georgia Tech (2000-01), the first time the Yellow Jackets had swept the Tigers since 1985-86. Tech swept Clemson three of the first five years Hewitt has been at Tech and the Yellow Jacket mentor is 9-5 against Clemson.

•Clemson has a 36-15 lead in games played at Clemson and a 27-8 margin in games in Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson has won 16 of the last 22 between the two teams played at Clemson. Clemson has more wins in Littlejohn Coliseum against Georgia Tech than any other ACC school. Overall, Tech and Furman have the most losses at Littlejohn with 27.

•The two teams played a road-win split series in 2001-02. But this has been a home-team series, perhaps the most home- team-dominated series in the ACC the last 20 years. The home team has won 32 of the last 42 meetings.

•Clemson has just five wins at Georgia Tech in the last 23 years. That includes the victory in 2005-06 under Oliver Purnell. The 55-53 win in 1996-97, the 83-80 win in 1992-93 and the 67-66 win in 1986-87 are others. Overall, Clemson is 18-39 in games played at Tech.

•There has been a home team victory season split 14 times since 1982-83, including last year.

•Tech entered the ACC in 1979-80. Since that season the teams have met 58 times and Clemson has a 30-28 lead in those 58 contests. Clemson won the first six games in the series when Tech joined the ACC. Tech is the only team Clemson has beaten in the first conference meeting.

•Clemson won 14 in a row in the series from 1971-72 to 1981-82. Tech began play in the ACC in 1979-80, so some of those games were non-conference games. Clemson's three game series winning streak that was ended last year was the longest for the Tigers since the 1971-72 to 1981-82 era.

•The series dates to the 1912-13 season, the second year in Clemson basketball history. That year Clemson won at Tech, 26-22, but lost at Clemson 29-13. That was the first home loss in Clemson history after four straight home wins. Those games were played on consecutive days, February 7-8 of 1913, and were just the 13th and 14th games in Clemson basketball history.

•The two teams played a wild 111-108 game in 2000-01 at Clemson, Paul Hewitt's first year as Tech head coach. Will Solomon scored 41 points for the Tigers, but it was not enough, as Tech made a then school record 17 three-point goals in 31 attempts, including 13 made three-point goals in the first half alone. That is the most points by a Clemson player against Georgia Tech.

•Clemson and Georgia Tech played four consecutive games decided by two points of less between 1987-89, the second longest streak of games decided by two points or less in an ACC series in Clemson history.

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