Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012
City: Clemson, SC
Time: 7:00 PM
Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Tim Bourret - color)
Web: ESPN3.com (Don Munson - play-by-play, Ralph Patterson - color)
Overall: Clemson leads 1-0
at Clemson: Clemson leads 1-0
at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 1-0
at Florida A&M: None played
at Neutral: None played
First Meeting: Clemson won, 96-52, in 1985-86
Last Meeting: Clemson won, 96-52, in 1985-86
Streak: Clemson won the only meeting
• Clemson and Florida A&M will meet on the hardwood for just the second time in series history. The Tigers won the first meeting in Littlejohn Coliseum in the 1985-86 season. Glenn Corbit and Horace Grant combined for 51 points in that Tiger victory for Cliff Ellis' squad.
• The Tigers are coming off a week away from competition due to final exams. Clemson fell to No. 8 Arizona in its most recent game, a 66-54 defeat at home last Saturday. Two of Clemson's three losses have been to teams currently ranked in the top 15 of the national polls.
• The Rattlers of Florida A&M have a 4-6 record on the season and also last played on Saturday, Dec. 8. Florida A&M is 0-5 on the road so far this season.
• Clemson is 26-1 all-time against schools currently in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Head Coach Brad Brownell is 5-0 against five different teams at two schools. He is 3-0 vs. the MEAC with Clemson and was 2-0 at Wright State.
• Clemson is in the top 15 in three important NCAA statistical categories: fifth in turnovers per game (9.9), 13th in scoring defense (55.3) and 15th in blocked shots per game (5.9).
• The Tigers had 12 blocked shots against Arizona, a program high under Brad Brownell. With the effort, Clemson now leads the ACC with a figure of 5.9 per game. Devin Booker had a career-high five in the loss.
• K.J. McDaniels leads the ACC in blocked shots with 2.5 per game. He has compiled nine over the past two games, five at South Carolina and four against Arizona.
• Milton Jennings returned from a two-game suspension to lead Clemson in scoring with 15 points against Arizona. The 6-foot-9 senior forward is 10-for-19 on the season from three-point distance, a 52.6 percent accuracy.
• Clemson's two senior interior players, Booker and Jennings, have combined to play in 205 games for a total of 4,273 minutes. The two have combined for 1,563 points.
• When point guard Rod Hall made a three-pointer as the shot clock expired to give Clemson a second-half lead against Arizona, it was his fifth made long ball in six career attempts.
• Sophomore forward Bernard Sullivan, who missed the Arizona game with a concussion, was cleared to practice earlier this week and will play for the Tigers on Saturday.
• All educators receive free admission with a valid ID. Family members are eligible for the group rate. Tickets for this promotion are available at the Littlejohn Box Office (East Gate) beginning at 6:00 PM.
• All first responders (Police, Fire, EMS) receive free admission with a valid ID. Family members are eligible for the group rate. Tickets for this promotion are available at the Littlejohn Box Office (East Gate) beginning at 6:00 PM.
• All area elementary school students (Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties) with valid passes will receive free admission.