• Clemson gained its 20th overall victory and 8th in ACC play in its 79-69 win over Miami (FL) on Wednesday. Clemson has now won at least 20 games in consecutive seasons for just the second time in school history. The other two-year run was in 1979-80 and 1980-81.
• With the eighth win in ACC play achieved last Wednesday
against Miami, Clemson has now clinched at least
a break even season in league play. It is the most ACC
wins for the Tigers since 1996-97 when Clemson was
9-7. This will be the 11th time in 55 years that Clemson
has had a .500 or better record in ACC play.
• Clemson will play Maryland on the Terps "Senior Night".
Clemson has won a road senior night game each of the
last two years, both times at Virginia Tech. Clemson has
won two road senior night games at Maryland over the
years, 1962 and 1993.
• Cliff Hammonds played in his 80th Clemson victory
when the Tigers defeated Miami (FL). He is now the
second winningest player in Clemson history trailing
only Elden Campbell who played in 84 wins from
• Clemson's senior class is also the second winningest
senior class in Clemson history on a total victories basis
with 80, trailing the senior of 1990 by four. The five
players have a record of 80-47. In the four years prior
to their arrival, Clemson was 50-67.
• A win at Maryland would give this group of seniors 10
ACC road wins. That would be a record. Many other
classes have had nine, but no class has 10.
• Cliff Hammonds is shooting 50.7 percent from the field
in ACC play this year, fifth best in the ACC for conference
games only. He is averaging 14.1 points per game in
ACC play, above his 12.0 overall average.
• K.C. Rivers has 141 steals and 120 turnovers for his career.
He has a 50/28 ratio this year. Rivers is shooting 48.7
pecent from three-point range in ACC play, including
the 4-5 outing against Miami. That is first in the ACC
for conference games.
• Clemson had a 5-2 record in February, the best record for
that month by a Tiger team since the 1989-90 team was
8-0. Clemson has six straight ACC home wins, longest
streak since 1989-90 when Clemson won 13.
• A victory at Maryland would give Clemson nine ACC
wins and 21 overall wins. Every ACC team in history
with at least nine league wins and 20 overall wins has
been selected for the NCAA Tournament.
• Only seven active Division I coaches have had a 20-win
season at four schools. Two of the seven are Oliver
Purnell and Gary Williams.
• Clemson begins its March schedule on Sunday. Oliver
Purnell has a 10-9 record in March since he took over at
Clemson in 2003-04. He is one of just two coaches in
Clemson history with a winning record in March (min 2
games). Joe Davis was 6-2 in March from 1932-40.
•Maryland holds an 87-45 lead in the
series with Clemson, including a 92-87 victory
at Maryland last year. That Maryland win broke
Clemson's 17-game winning streak to open the
season. The Terps also won the game at Clemson
later in the season, 82-66.
•Clemson had won the last four meetings
prior to last year. Three of the wins took
place in 2004-05 when Clemson won at Clemson
by an 88-73 score, won at Maryland 97-93
and in the ACC Tournament by an 84-72 score.
Clemson won the lone contest between the two
teams in 2005-06. So, Clemson's seniors are
4-2 against Maryland in their respective careers.
•Clemson holds a 33-26 lead in
games played in Clemson, including a 20-19
lead in games played at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Included in the 20 Clemson wins over Maryland
at Littlejohn Coliseum is a 73-67 Tiger win in
1994, Cliff Ellis's last regular season game as
Clemson head coach. At the conclusion of the
game, he kissed the court.
•The Tigers have won nine games in
history in College Park, six of them in Cole Field
house and one at the Comcast Center. The
Terps have dominated the series in College
Park, winning 50 of the 59 games. Clemson
ended a seven-game losing streak in College
Park in 2004-05 under Oliver Purnell with a 97-
•Clemson's six wins in Cole Field
house took place in 1961-62 (75-68), 1965-66
(81-69), 1975-76 (82-77), 1986-87 (80-79),
1992-93 (81-73) and 1996-97 (76-70). Clemson
also won in College Park in 1939-40 (48-30) and
1949-50 (60-55). Clemson won at the Comcast
Center for the first time in 2004-05, 97-93 on
Feb.22. Two of the wins over Maryland in College
Park, MD were on Senior Days, 1962 and
•Clemson had lost 13 straight to Maryland
prior to 2004-05 when the current seniors
were freshmen. The 13-game streak dated to
the 1997-98 season in an overtime win at Clemson
in Rick Barnes's last season. Nine of those
13 losses were by double digits, so Maryland
had dominated the series from 1998-99 through
•Clemson swept Maryland in the
regular season in 1996-97, a season in which
the Tigers finished eighth in the final ESPN/USA
Today Coach's poll, the highest final ranking in
Clemson history. Both wins were over top 20
Maryland teams, the only time in history Clemson
has defeated the same top 20 team twice in
the same year. Clemson then lost to Maryland
by 15 points in the ACC Tournament denying
Clemson of a three-game sweep of the Terps.
•Seven years ago the two teams
met at Clemson and it was a high scoring affair.
Maryland held a 59-56 lead at halftime before
winning, 104-92. Clemson made 13 three-
point goals in that game, led by Will Solomon
who made seven threes and scored 32 points.
•Clemson has played just two triple
overtime games in its history and one of the
games was against Maryland. That took place
in 1983-84, Bill Foster's last year as Clemson
coach. Lefty Driesell defeated the Tigers 66-65
in triple overtime on Feb. 18, 1984.
NOTES: Clemson at Maryland
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