• 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
• 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
•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
•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
•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
•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.
NOTES: Georgia Tech at Clemson
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