Tigers back in action Sunday

CLEMSON - No. 24 Clemson will take on Furman for the 146th time in school history when the two schools meet in Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday.

WHAT: No. 24 Clemson vs. Furman
WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) - Clemson, S.C.
WHEN: Sunday, December 13 (4 PM)
ONLINE: TigerCast

The first game in school history was played against Furman in Greenville on Feb. 9, 1912 with the Tigers winning 46-12. Clemson is 94-51 all-time in the series and has won each of the last 26 games, and 34 of the last 35.

In 2007, when the two teams last met, Clemson tied a school record with 25 steals in the 91-46 win.

Furman hasn't played since losing 64-57 to Western Carolina on Dec. 5. Furman opened the season with three consecutive wins over Lees-McRae, Presbyterian and Dartmouth. Rice handed Furman head coach Jeff Jackson his first loss of the season in November, winning 77-65.

Back-to-back wins against North Carolina Asheville and Appalachian State have Furman just two wins away from surpassing last year's total of six.

Jordan Miller and Amu Saaka score 17.3 points/game and 15.4 points/game, respectively. Both are shooting over 40 percent from behind the 3-point line. Saaka is also the team's leading rebounder at 6.9 a game.

After a week off for final exams, Clemson takes to the hardwood for the first time since beating the South Carolina 72-61. The Tigers held guard Devan Downey scoreless in the opening half and to a 3-for-15 shooting performance. His scoreless first half is the only time in his career that he's not scored in an entire half.

Heading into the season, one of the biggest question marks facing Clemson was 3-point shooting. The Tigers are 74-191 from behind the arc (38.7 percent). Through nine games a season ago, Clemson shot 39 percent.

Furman's numbers from 3-point land are better. The Paladins have made 50-120 (42 percent).

No. 24 Clemson (7-2)
G #2 Demontez Stitt (6-2,175) - 10.6 PPG, 3.8 APG
G #5 Tanner Smith (6-5, 220) - 11.6 PPG, 4.1 RPG
C #45 Jerai Grant (6-8,220) - 5.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG
F #15 David Potter (6-6,215) - 10.1 PPG, 3.2 RPG
F #35 Trevor Booker (6-7,240) - 12.9 PPG, 8.7 RPG

Furman (5-2)
G #1 Justin Dehm (6-1,182) - 10.6 PPG, 2.8 APG
G #11 Jordan Miller (6-2, 175) - 17.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG
F #24 Brandon Sebirumbi (6-9,230) - 5 PPG, 2.6 RPG
F #31 Amu Saaka (6-6,210) - 15.4 PPG, 6.9 RPG
F #34 Colin Reddick (6-9,240) - 6.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG

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