Presbyterian Blue Hose at Clemson Tigers
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson
RADIO: 93.1 ESPN
COACHES: Presbyterian - Gregg Nibbert (344-248 in 21 seasons); Clemson - Oliver Purnell (373-268 in 21 seasons, 117-77 in six seasons at Clemson).
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Clemson has won 26 consecutive games in November dating to 2004. Trevor Booker scored a season-high 25 points in last year's 79-58 victory, and that was with Presbyterian at full strength. The Blue Hose are redshirting their top three returning scorers to preserve eligibility for next year, when they become eligible for postseason play.
Starting lineups (2008-09 stats)
G 6-2 Kevin Davis, So. 0.9
G 6-4 Khalid Mutakabbir, Fr. N/A
G 6-4 Chase Holmes, So. 7.8
F 6-5 Walt Allen, Jr. N/A
F 6-9 Jake Troyli, Fr. N/A
PG 6-2 Demontez Stitt, Jr. 8.7
G 6-5 Tanner Smith, So. 3.6
F 6-6 David Potter, Sr. 4.9
PF 6-7 Trevor Booker, Sr. 15.3
C 6-8 Jerai Grant, Jr. 4.7
Presbyterian seems content to take its beatings in its final transition year to Division I.
- Paul Strelow