South Carolina State vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview

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South Carolina State vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview
SC State
(4-8, 1-5 away)
Clemson
(6-4, 4-2 home)
Venue: Littlejohn Coliseum
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, December 23, 2012
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
SC State K Toombs 13.0 M Hezekiah 8.2 K Toombs 5.1
Clemson D Booker 11.7 D Booker 7.6 R Hall 4.0

The Tigers are locked and loaded on Sunday as Clemson hosts South Carolina State. The game starts at 2:00 EST. The Tigers check in at 6-4 overall. The Bulldogs maintain a record of 4-8. According to the RPI, the Tigers are ranked No. 181 while the Bulldogs are ranked No. 277. South Carolina State has lost its last five games. Over the last four seasons, Clemson is 3-0 against South Carolina State,

South Carolina State StatSmack

  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Clemson has had more players drafted by the NBA than South Carolina State (1 vs 0).
  • Clemson embarrassed South Carolina State by 15 points the last time they played (Nov 26, 2010).
  • Be afraid. Clemson blew out more teams than South Carolina State last season (6 blowouts vs 0).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Clemson currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (953 to 926) than South Carolina State, per the NCAA.
  • AP voters think more highly of Clemson and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than South Carolina State (53 vs 0).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Clemson has recruited more Top 50 high school players than South Carolina State (2 vs 0).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Clemson has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than South Carolina State (5 vs 0).
  • We just win. Clemson has more wins over the last 5 years than South Carolina State (112 vs 67).
  • Clemson does a better job contesting shots (39.0% allowed vs 44.6% allowed) than South Carolina State this season.
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. Clemson has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than South Carolina State this season (Projected SOS Rank: #79 vs #264).
SCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C M. Hezekiah 31 12 8 1 1 2 1
C Khalif Toombs 37 13 3 5 2 0 3
C- A. Adams 34 13 2 3 1 0 3
D Darryl Palmer 23 7 5 1 1 2 1
D Patrick Myers 27 6 4 1 1 0 2
D S. Mitchell 22 7 4 1 1 0 2
F Luka Radovic 18 4 3 0 0 0 1
F Chasen Campbell 9 4 1 0 0 0 1
F Terrance Linton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F D. Youmans 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Joshua Benjamin 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
F Phillip Henry 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
CLEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Milton Jennings 27 10 6 2 1 1 2
B- K.J. McDaniels 27 11 5 1 2 2 2
B- Devin Booker 29 12 8 1 1 1 2
C Adonis Filer 22 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Rod Hall 28 6 2 4 0 0 2
C- D. Harrison 18 5 4 1 1 1 1
C- Jordan Roper 18 6 1 1 1 0 1
D+ T.J. Sapp 15 4 1 1 0 0 0
D B. Sullivan 13 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Landry Nnoko 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Josh Smith 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Carson Fields 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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