NC State vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview

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NC State vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview
NC State
(16-7, 4-5 away)
Clemson
(12-10, 10-3 home)
Venue: Littlejohn Coliseum
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
NC State C Leslie 15.7 R Howell 10.8 L Brown 6.9
Clemson D Booker 12.4 D Booker 8.0 R Hall 3.6

On Sunday, NC State heads to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on Clemson. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. EST and you can see it on ACC Network or ESPN3.com. The Wolfpack beat the Tigers 66-62 on Jan. 20 and are 3-4 against them over the last four years.

Clemson is in eigth place in the ACC and NC State is in fifth place.

In their last outing, despite 23 points and 9 rebounds from Richard Howell, the Wolfpack fell to Duke 98-85 on Feb. 7. He leads the team in rebounds with 10.8 per game and blocks with 1 per game. The Tigers were defeated by Virginia 78-41 on Feb. 7 despite 7 points and 9 rebounds from Devin Booker. With 12.4 points per game and 8 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Digging into season numbers, NC State has the advantage in one key category, scoring, where the Wolfpack have an edge over the Tigers, 78 points per game to 63 points per game.

Clemson StatSmack

  • Over the past 10 years, NC State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Clemson (three vs. one).
  • NC State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Clemson ($28,218 vs. $35,832).
  • NC State is a better three-point shooting team (40.3 percent vs. 32.2 percent) than Clemson this season.
  • NC State players are more experienced than Clemson players (14,232 minutes played vs. 10,069 minutes played).
  • NC State is a better shooting team (50.6 percent vs. 43.3 percent) than Clemson this season.
  • Diaper Dandies love NC State. NC State has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Clemson (15 vs. 5).
  • That must sting. NC State has blown out Clemson by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2000.
  • Boom! NC State defeated Clemson by 4 points the last time they played (Jan 20, 2013).
  • Scott Wood is ranked 41st nationally in three-pointers.
  • NC State is better at defending the three (29.3 percent allowed vs. 35.1 percent allowed) than Clemson this season.
  • NC State has a stronger schedule than Clemson this season (SOS Rank: No. 6 vs. No. 117).
NCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Richard Howell 31 13 11 2 1 1 2
A- C.J. Leslie 32 16 7 1 1 1 3
A- Lorenzo Brown 33 13 4 7 2 1 3
B T.J. Warren 26 12 4 1 1 0 1
B Scott Wood 33 12 3 1 0 1 1
B Rodney Purvis 30 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Tyler Lewis 12 3 1 2 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+ J. Vandenberg 5 1 1 0 0 1 0
D Jay Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jevoni Robinson 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Chase Cannon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
CLEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devin Booker 31 12 8 1 1 1 2
C+ Milton Jennings 29 10 6 2 1 1 2
C+ K.J. McDaniels 27 11 5 1 1 2 2
C Rod Hall 29 6 2 4 1 0 2
C Adonis Filer 21 7 2 2 1 0 1
C- Jordan Roper 19 6 1 1 1 0 1
C- D. Harrison 21 6 3 1 1 0 1
D+ T.J. Sapp 15 4 1 1 0 0 0
D B. Sullivan 10 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Landry Nnoko 7 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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