The Pack looking to sweep the two-game season series with the Tigers
Feb. 8, 2013
NC State (16-7, 5-5 ACC) at Clemson (12-10, 4-6 ACC)
1 p.m. | Clemson, S.C.
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
SERIES RECORD: NC State leads 98-48
LAST MEETING: NC State 66, Clemson 62 (1/20/13)
Radio: NC State Radio Network
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RALEIGH, NC – Sunday’s game is the 147th meeting between NC State and Clemson with the Pack holding a 98-48 edge in the series. NC State has had more success against the Tigers than any other charter member of the ACC, winning 67.1 percent of contests between the two programs.
Sunday’s contest is also the second game with the Tigers this season, marking only the third time in the last 10 years the two teams have played a home-and-home series with each other.
The match-up features NC State, which boasts the ACC’s third-best scoring offense (78.8 points per contest) against Clemson, which features the conference’s third-best scoring defense, allowing its opponents 58.9 points per outing.
It’s unknown if junior point guard Lorenzo Brown will available for Sunday’s game due to an ankle injury sustained in the Virginia game on Jan. 29. In his absence, freshman Tyler Lewis has shown he is capable of running and thriving in the NC State offense.
Lewis has averaged 10.7 points and 4.3 assists in 30 minutes of action in the last three contests. Over the last three games he has scored 32 points in 90 minutes compared to four points in 23 minutes over the previous seven ACC games. Against Duke, he played a career-high 39 minutes, scoring 13 points with six assists and no turnovers in his first starting assignment.
NC State will be playing back-to-back ACC road games for the only time this season and its third road contest out of its last four.
NC State defeated Clemson, 66-62, in a tightly contested game on Jan. 20, at PNC Arena. Senior Scott Wood was 3-for-4 at the free throw line in the final minute and the State defense forced two late turnovers by the Tigers to help seal the victory.
– Wood is the ACC’s active leader with 290 career three-point field goals. He needs 32 to tie the program’s all-time leader, Rodney Monroe, with 322
– Prior to missing the last two games due to injury, junior Lorenzo Brown had started 59 consecutive games dating back to his freshman season.
– Senior Richard Howell currently leads the ACC and ranks seventh nationally in rebounds (10.8).
– Freshman T.J. Warren leads the ACC in shooting percentage, connecting at a .619 clip, the 18th-best mark nationally.