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ND looks to end streak vs Clemson

March 5, 2019

Clemson (17-12, 7-9) vs. Notre Dame (13-16, 3-13)

Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Clemson looks to extend Notre Dame’s conference losing streak to six games. Notre Dame’s last ACC win came against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 69-59 on Feb. 10. Clemson fell 81-79 at home to North Carolina on Saturday.

SUPER SENIORS: Clemson has benefited heavily from its seniors. Marcquise Reed, Elijah Thomas, Shelton Mitchell and David Skara have combined to account for 71 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 90 percent of all Tigers points over the team’s last five games.

CREATING OFFENSE: Reed has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Clemson field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 25 field goals and 10 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: Notre Dame is 0-11 this year when it scores 62 points or fewer and 13-5 when it scores at least 63.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: Clemson is a perfect 7-0 when the team blocks at least seven opposing shots. The Tigers are 10-12 this season when they block fewer than seven shots.

DID YOU KNOW: The Clemson defense has allowed only 64.3 points per game to opponents, which is the 26th-lowest figure in the country. The Notre Dame offense has produced just 69.7 points through 29 games (ranked 240th among Division I teams).

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