Who: Clemson Tigers
When: December 6th, 1 p.m.
Where: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, SC
- Clemson finished the ’08-’09 season with a 23-9 record and a 9-7 mark in ACC play. The Tigers reached the first round of the NCAA Tournament, losing to Michigan 62-59.
- Clemson handed Duke its worst loss in 13 years last year at Littlejohn, defeating the Blue Devils 74-47. However, the Tigers lost eight of their last twelve after the game.
- The Tigers lost three starters from last year’s squad, but return ACC Player of the Year candidate Trevor Booker. A senior forward, Booker averaged 15.3 ppg last season. He also was a member of Team USA this summer at the World University Games and helped the Americans to a bronze medal finish. Basketball Times named Booker a preseason first-team All-American.
- Clemson is picked to finish third in the ACC this year. The Tigers are ranked in several preseason polls ranging from No. 13 on CBSSports.com to No. 24 by Athlon Magazine.
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