WHAT: Liberty (5-1) at Clemson (8-0)
WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) - Clemson, S.C.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 7 (3:00 PM)
• Sunday's game will be the fourth meeting between
Clemson and Liberty. The Tigers hold a 3-0
advantage in the series, having won games in 1988,
1992, and most recently 2002.
• Liberty plays its conference opener Saturday
at home against Gardner-Webb, then travels to
Clemson on Sunday for a rare back-to-back effort
in the regular season.
• Clemson is off to an 8-0 start for the fourth straight
season. In 2005, the Tigers were 11-0 prior to
Christmas and finished with a 19-win season. In
2006, the Tigers were the last remaining unbeaten
at 17-0. Last year, Clemson started 10-0 and
eventually won 24 games and made it to the NCAA
• With its 76-74 win at Illinois, Clemson now has
an all-time record of 8-2 in the ACC/Big Ten
Challenge. The Tigers have won five straight ACC/
Big Ten Challenge matchups under current Head
Coach Oliver Purnell.
• Clemson is 4-2 on the road in the ACC/Big Ten
Challenge, but has won each of its last three
away games. The Tigers won at Penn State and
Minnesota in back-to-back years (2005, 2006)
before winning at Illinois on Tuesday.
• Head Coach Oliver Purnell earned his 100th win
with the Tiger basketball program on Nov. 25 after the Tigers defeated Savannah State, 81-49. He has
358 victories in his career and has now won at least
100 games at both Dayton and Clemson.
• The Tigers are 2-0 on the road this season and 5-0
away from home. Clemson has won its last eight
non-conference road games dating to the start of
the 2006-07 season.
• Trevor Booker leads or is tied for the team lead
in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots, and steals.
He also ranks third on the squad in assists, behind
point guards Demontez Stitt and Andre Young.
• K.C. Rivers ranks in a tie for 15th in the Clemson
record books for points scored. He had 14 in the
win over Illinois and now has 1,322 for his career,
tied with Devin Gray (1991-95). Rivers needs just
20 points to move ahead of Larry Nance into 14th
place. Nance was a longtime NBA standout.
• Demontez Stitt is coming off career-highs in both
points (18) and steals (4) in the road win over
Illinois. The sophomore made 8-11 shots and also
had a season-best six assists in a fine effort.
• Raymond Sykes and Jerai Grant have combined
to make 54-77 field goal attempts, which equates
to a 70.1 percent figure. Sykes has more double
figure scoring efforts as a senior (6) than he had
total prior to this season (4). Grant leads the team
in field goal percentage (.850).
Liberty - Clemson Game Notes
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