Post Game Notes
Dec. 30, 2008
South Carolina's largest lead was an 11-point edge (14-3), making it the second consecutive game that the Tigers trailed by double-digits early in the first half before getting the win (Miami held a 20-9 lead in a loss on Dec. 21).
Clemson has won the last five games of the series. Carolina holds an overall 86-73 advantage in the rivalry series.
Devan Downey scored 21 first half points, the most he has scored in a single half at South Carolina. His previous high was 20 points scored in the first half against Penn State last year (Nov. 22, 2007).
Clemson's 56 first half points are the most allowed by South Carolina in a half this season. It also marks the first time this season that South Carolina has trailed a game at halftime.
Downey scored a career high 37 points, surpassing the 30 points he scored against Penn State last year (Nov. 22, 2007).
Downey scored a Colonial Life Arena record 37 points, surpassing the 35 points scored by Kentucky's Joe Crawford (March 5, 2008). He also set the record for most field goals made at 14, surpassing the mark of 11 set by three players (last was Vanderbilt's Shan Foster on March 3, 2007).
Mike Holmes registered his fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. It is his eighth overall.
Mike Holmes had a season high three steals.
Darrin Horn was whistled for his first technical foul as the head coach of South Carolina.
South Carolina finished with three assists as a team, the lowest team output since only dishing three assists at Kentucky on Feb. 7, 2004.