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Game Notes As Tigers Host #3 Miami In Littlejohn

GAME SETUP

Site:  Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Date:  Sunday, February 17, 2013
City:  Clemson, SC
Time:  6:02 PM
Radio:  Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Tim Bourret - color) on WCCP 104.9 FM
TV:  ESPNU (Carter Blackburn - play-by-play, Jay Williams - color, Allison Williams - sideline)
Rankings:  Miami - No. 3 AP, No. 4 USA Today
SERIES NOTES
Overall:   Clemson leads 11-7
at Clemson:  Clemson leads 5-1
at Littlejohn:  Clemson leads 5-1
at Miami:  Miami leads 4-3
at Neutral:  Clemson leads 3-2
First Meeting:  Clemson won, 98-96, in 1955-56
Last Meeting:  Miami won, 76-73, in 2011-12
Streak:  Clemson has won five of last six
QUICK FACTS
    Clemson and Miami meet for the first time this season, and for the 19th time in the series.  The Tigers hold an 11-7 lead all-time in the series and are 5-1 against the Hurricanes at home.  Clemson has won five of the last six games overall.
    Miami is the highest ranked team to come to Littlejohn Coliseum since Clemson defeated a third-ranked Duke team in the 2008-09 season by a score of 74-47.  The Hurricanes are No. 3 in the current AP poll and No. 4 in USA Today.
    After Sunday’s game, Clemson will have played four of the top nine ranked teams in the current AP poll.  Duke (2), Gonzaga (5) and Arizona (9) are the others.
    Clemson owns nine wins all-time over teams ranked in the top three, including as recently as 2009 when the Tigers knocked off No. 3 Duke at home, 74-47.
   This will be Clemson’s second appearance on ESPNU’s Sunday Night Hoops package.  The Tigers dropped a road game to NC State, 66-62, earlier this season in their first appearance.
    Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell and Miami Head Coach Jim Larranaga have competed for years, going back to their days in the Colonial Athletic Association.  Larranaga held a 6-4 advantage in 10 head-to-head matchups when he was at George Mason and Brownell was at UNC Wilmington.
    Clemson notched its first ACC road win of the season at Georgia Tech.  The Tigers’ 56-53 victory was their seventh straight over the Yellow Jackets, Clemson’s longest versus an ACC foe since 11 in a row over Virginia from 1959-65.
    The Tigers swept the regular season series over Georgia Tech for the third straight season, the first time Clemson has accomplished that feat since the 1979-82 era.
    Sunday’s game features the ACC’s top two shot-blocking teams.  Clemson is first at 5.3 per game, Miami second at 5.0.
    K.J. McDaniels has blocked at least one shot in 14 straight games and has scored double figures in six of Clemson’s last seven games, including a game-high 14 in the win at Georgia Tech.  He scored Clemson’s final two field goals to help the Tigers stave off a late rally by the Yellow Jackets.
    Freshman guard Jordan Roper leads Clemson in three-point percentage with a .400 figure this season.  If the season ended today, he would be one of five freshmen in school history to shoot at least 40 percent from three as a rookie.
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