Clemson vs NCST : By The Numbers Preview



Clemson vs NC State –By the numbers

Saturday, Clemson heads to Raleigh to take on No. 21 NC State in a 2:00 p.m. matchup. Clemson comes to NC State coming off a 68-77 loss to Florida State on Tuesday and NC State is coming off a 77-84 loss to No.23 Louisville on Thursday. Coming into tomorrows contest, NC State averages 86.2 points per game, 40.3 rebounds, 17.1 assists and are allowing 69.6 points per game.

NC State offensively:

Torin Dorn leads the Pack in points per game averaging 14.5 a game shooting at 49.3%. Markell Johnson averages 11 assists per game and DJ Funderburk has the highest field goal percentage on the team with 62.2%.

NC State defensively:

Defensively Torin Dorn leads with 7.1 rebounds per game. CJ Bryce leads in steals per game with 1.6 and DJ Funderburk leads with 1.0 blocks per game.

Clemson will return to Littlejohn on Tuesday in a 9:00 p.m. matchup with Pittsburgh.

TALKING POINTS

• Clemson will look for its first win in Raleigh since Jan. 28, 2015 when the Tigers took home a 68-57 victory. The Tigers have won three-of-the-last-four matchups with the Wolfpack, including three straight at one point. • Marcquise Reed moved into a tie for 28th on the all-time scoring list following his performance on Jan. 22 against Florida State. Reed now has 1,171 points in his Clemson career.

• Reed has now posted 56 double-digit scoring games in his Clemson career and is 14 performances shy of tying for 16th all-time. • Elijah Thomas notched his fifth double-double of the season and the 16th of his career. Thomas posted 17 points, 11 rebounds and a career-best five assists against Florida State.

• In games that Thomas collects a double-double, the Tigers are 12-4 overall. • Thomas ranks 10th all-time in Clemson history in blocks (133) and sits seventh all-time in blocks per game (1.73). • Shelton Mitchell and Marcquise Reed lead the Tigers in assists with a combined 6.6 dimes per contest. Mitchell stands as the active leader in total assists with 280 as a Tiger. • The graduate senior guard is averaging 19.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.1 steals per contest this season. To put that into persepective, Reed is the only player in a Power 5 conference to average at least 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. • Furthermore, he is one of just two total players in the nation to achieve that stat line. Reed is joined by American’s


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