Clemson vs. NC State: Full Game Preview

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Clemson vs. NC State: Full Game Preview
Clemson
(10-6, 2-3 away)
(14) NC State
(14-3, 10-1 home)
Venue: PNC Arena
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 20, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Clemson D Booker 12.1 D Booker 8.1 R Hall 3.9
NC State C Leslie 16.0 R Howell 10.5 L Brown 6.9

No. 14 NC State plays host to Clemson at PNC Arena on Sunday. It gets started at 6:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Wolfpack are 2-4 against the Tigers over the last four years. They fell 72-69 on 2/25/2012, the last time they met.

Clemson is in 5th place in the conference and NC State is in 2nd place.

In their last match-up on January 16th, Lorenzo Brown put up 17 points and 8 rebounds for the Wolfpack in a loss to Maryland, 51-50. He paces the team in assists per game with 6.9, and steals per game with 2.1. In a 60-44 blowout of Wake Forest on January 15th, K.J. McDaniels put up 14 points and 9 rebounds for the Tigers. He leads the team in blocks with 2.3 per game and steals with 1.4 per game.

NC State has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Wolfpack have an edge over the Tigers, 79 points per game to 64 points per game.

Clemson StatSmack

  • NC State is a better shooting team (53.5% vs 45.9%) than Clemson this season.
  • NC State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on NC State is 78.2 inches compared to 76.5 inches for Clemson.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? NC State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (974 to 953) than Clemson, per the NCAA.
  • NC State is a better three-point shooting team (39.3% vs 33.0%) than Clemson this season.
  • We make our fans proud. NC State has a better record at home than Clemson this season (8-0 vs 4-2).
  • C.J. Leslie is ranked 3rd in the ACC in points and 7th in the ACC in rebounds.
  • The NC State three-point leader (Scott Wood) has more three-pointers than the Clemson three-point leader (K.J. McDaniels).
  • The NC State steals leader (Lorenzo Brown) has more steals than the Clemson steals leader (K.J. McDaniels).
  • Lorenzo Brown is ranked 15th nationally in assists and 16th nationally in steals.
  • NC State has a more potent offense, scoring more points (81.5 per game vs 66.7 per game) than Clemson this season.
CLEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Devin Booker 30 12 8 1 1 1 2
B- Milton Jennings 27 10 6 2 1 1 2
C+ K.J. McDaniels 26 11 5 1 1 2 2
C Adonis Filer 22 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Rod Hall 29 6 2 4 1 0 2
C- Jordan Roper 20 7 1 1 1 0 1
C- D. Harrison 19 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ T.J. Sapp 15 4 1 1 0 0 0
D B. Sullivan 12 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Landry Nnoko 8 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Josh Smith 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Carson Fields 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
NCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Richard Howell 29 13 11 2 1 1 1
A- Lorenzo Brown 34 13 4 7 2 1 3
A- C.J. Leslie 32 16 7 1 1 1 3
B T.J. Warren 25 12 4 1 1 0 1
B Scott Wood 33 12 3 1 0 1 1
B Rodney Purvis 29 9 3 2 1 0 2
C- Tyler Lewis 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Thomas de Thaey 9 5 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Staats Battle 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Jay Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jevoni Robinson 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Vandenberg 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Chase Cannon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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