Clemson vs. Florida State: Full Game Preview

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Clemson vs. Florida State: Full Game Preview
Clemson
(10-7, 2-4 away)
Florida State
(10-7, 6-5 home)
Venue: Donald L. Tucker Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Clemson D Booker 13.0 D Booker 8.0 R Hall 3.8
Florida State M Snaer 14.8 T Shannon 6.3 M Snaer 2.6

Florida State welcomes Clemson to Donald L. Tucker Center on Thursday. Tip-off is at 8:00 EST and it can be seen on ACC Network or ESPN3.com. The Seminoles beat the Tigers 71-66 on January 5th and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Florida State is 4th in the ACC and Clemson is in 10th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In their last match-up, Michael Snaer finished with 9 points in the Seminoles 56-36 loss against Virginia on January 19th. With 14.8 points per game and 2.6 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Tigers, Devin Booker finished with 27 points and 6 rebounds in the 66-62 loss to NC State on January 20th. With 13.0 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Florida State has a statistical advantage over Clemson in one significant area, scoring, where the Seminoles have an edge over the Tigers, 70 points per game to 63 points per game.

Clemson StatSmack

  • Florida State is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.1% vs 64.0%) than Clemson this season.
  • Michael Snaer is ranked 9th in the ACC in points and 8th in the ACC in three-pointers.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Florida State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Clemson (12 vs 2).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Florida State has come back to win after being down at half against Clemson 6 times since 1999.
  • Okaro White is ranked 9th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Florida State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.696 to 0.636).
  • Florida State is better under pressure, and has defeated Clemson in 8 out of the last 13 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Florida State beat Clemson by 8 points the last time they played (Mar 04, 2012).
  • Florida State has a more potent offense, scoring more points (74.0 per game vs 64.4 per game) than Clemson this season.
  • Terrance Shannon is ranked 9th in the ACC in steals.
  • Florida State is a better three-point shooting team (38.9% vs 32.2%) than Clemson this season.
CLEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devin Booker 30 13 8 1 1 1 2
B- Milton Jennings 28 10 6 2 1 1 2
C+ K.J. McDaniels 26 11 5 1 1 2 2
C Rod Hall 29 7 2 4 1 0 2
C Adonis Filer 22 8 3 2 1 0 1
C- Jordan Roper 19 7 1 1 1 0 1
C- D. Harrison 20 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ T.J. Sapp 15 4 1 1 0 0 0
D B. Sullivan 11 2 2 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
FSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Okaro White 28 13 6 1 1 1 2
B- Michael Snaer 31 15 5 3 1 0 3
C T. Shannon 22 9 6 1 1 1 3
C Aaron Thomas 16 7 3 1 1 0 1
C- T. Whisnant II 21 7 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Ian Miller 21 6 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Devon Bookert 18 5 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Montay Brandon 21 5 2 2 0 0 2
D+ Kiel Turpin 13 4 2 0 0 1 1
D B. Bojanovsky 11 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Joey Moreau 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D R. Gilchrist 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D R. Portuondo 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Michael Ojo 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
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