Brownell's Tigers wrap up non-league schedule against Citadel on New Year's Day

Clemson will be back at home on Saturday, Jan. 5, against FSU to begin 18-game ACC run

Clemson's Devin Booker attempts a shot over Purdue's A.J. Hammons at Littlejohn Coliseum on Wednesday.

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Clemson's Devin Booker attempts a shot over Purdue's A.J. Hammons at Littlejohn Coliseum on Wednesday.

The Clemson men's basketball team will come off a week-long break and put the finishing touch on its non-conference season on Tuesday, when the Tigers play host to The Citadel in a 4 p.m. game on New Year's Day.

Clemson brings a 7-4 record into the contest, while The Citadel, which is coach by Chuck Driesell, is 3-7.

The game will be televised by WatchESPN.com (formerly ESPN 3).

The Tigers will open their 18-game ACC grind on Saturday, Jan. 5, at home against Florida State.

Clemson vs. The Citadel

Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)

Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Time: 4:00 PM

Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Pete Yanity - play-by-play; Tim Bourret - color)

Web: WatchESPN.com (Mike Gleason - play-by-play, Nate Ross - color)

Series Notes

Overall: Clemson leads 60-22

at Clemson: Clemson leads 40-8

at Littlejohn: Clemson leads 15-1

at The Citadel: Clemson leads 20-14

at Neutral: None played

First Meeting: The Citadel won, 28-20, in 1914-15

Last Meeting: Clemson won, 73-50, in 2011-12

Streak: Clemson has won 14 in a row

Noteworthy

• Clemson and The Citadel will meet on the hardwood for the 83rd time overall in the series, and for a third straight season. The Tigers lead the series 60-22 and have won the last 14 meetings over the Bulldogs.

• Clemson is 7-4 on the season and coming off a 77-41 victory over SC State on Dec. 23, the largest margin of victory in 76 games under Head Coach Brad Brownell. The Tigers accumulated 22 assists on 30 baskets, a single-game high in the Brownell era.

• With Clemson’s defensive performance against SC State, the Tigers are now 17-1 all-time under Brownell when holding opponents to 50 points or less.

• All 11 players on Clemson’s active roster that played in the SC State game scored at least a point, including walk-on Carson Fields, who scored his first point of the season on a free throw inside the final minute.

• Clemson is 4-1 versus teams from the Palmetto State in 2012-13, with its only loss coming at Coastal Carolina. The Tigers have already bagged wins over Presbyterian College, Furman, South Carolina and SC State.

• Damarcus Harrison set career-highs in multiple statistical categories in the win over SC State. The sophomore had 15 points, six assists and three steals in a career-high 28 minutes of play on Dec. 23.

• Milton Jennings rebounded from a 2-for-12 shooting performance against Coastal Carolina to tie for Clemson’s team lead with 15 points against SC State. He made 6-of-8 field goals, including 2-of-4 from long range.

• Devin Booker is sixth in the ACC in field goal percentage (.573) and eighth in rebounds per game (7.5).

• K.J. McDaniels has scored double figures in seven of 11 games this season. He had five double figure games last season as a freshman in 30 appearances.

• Clemson’s bench has outscored the opposition 233-164 this season, or by an average of 6.3 points per game. The Tiger bench has been outscored just three times by the opposition in 2012-13.

• This will be Clemson’s fifth game played on New Year’s Day. The Tigers have won two straight, including last season over East Tennessee State, and are 2-2 all-time on Jan. 1.

• All children 12 and under will be given free admission with a paying adult, redeemable at the East Gate Box Office.

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