Who: No. 19/17 Clemson (14-1, 3-0) at N.C. State (11-5, 1-2)
When: 9:05 p.m. Thursday
Where: PNC Arena (19,722), Raleigh, N.C.
KenPom prediction: Clemson 75, N.C. State 72
TV: ESPN (Mike Couzens; Corey Alexander)
Radio: 93.1 FM in Columbia area
Series: N.C. State leads 101-53
Streak: Clemson has won three consecutive games in the series.
Last meeting: Dec. 30, 2017 – Clemson defeated N.C. State 78-62 about two weeks ago in Clemson.
Coach: Brad Brownell (305-189 in 16 seasons overall)
Projected starters: G Marcquise Reed (15.9 ppg); G Shelton Mitchell (12.4); G Gabe DeVoe (11.6); F Donte Grantham (14.6); C Elijah Thomas (11.6)
Last game: Beat Louisville 74-69 in overtime Saturday in Clemson
Notes: Clemson is 3-0 in ACC play for the first time since the 2006-07 season. … This is fifth time in program history Clemson has started 14-1 or better. … Leading scorer Marcquise Reed is one of 15 players in the country to average at least 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals.
Coach: Kevin Keatts (83-33 in four seasons overall)
Projected starters: G Torin Dorn (13.4), G Braxton Beverly (10.4), G Allerik Freeman (15.3), F Lennard Freeman (11.7), C Omer Yurtseven (11.7)
Last game: Topped No. 2 Duke 96-85 in Raleigh
Notes: Keatts is in his first season as the head coach at N.C. State and is off to an 11-5 start. He previously was the head coach at UNC Wilmington. … N.C. State scored 53 points in the second half in its win over Duke on Saturday. … The Wolfpack have been up-and-down this season but did earn a 90-84 win over then No. 2 Arizona in November.