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Tigers look to stay unbeaten, face FSU in ACC opener

Jan 3, 2007 - 4:00 PM No. 18 Clemson (14-0) at Florida St (12-2) 7:00 pm EST

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Ticker) -- Clemson looks to stay unbeaten on Wednesday when it faces Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both clubs.

The No. 18 Tigers have only played three road games so far this season and are undefeated. Clemson, which was only 7-9 in league action last season, won its 14th straight game on Sunday, downing Georgia State, 67-57.

Freshman Trevor Booker led Clemson with 15 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's win while sophomore K.C. Rivers chipped in with 13. The Tigers shot 42 percent (24-of-57) from the floor but only connected on 5-of-24 (21 percent) 3-pointers.

Booker's 18 points were his second-highest total of the season. He netted 19 in a 90-66 triumph over Wofford on December 5.

The Seminoles, who were 9-7 in ACC action last season, pounded Providence, 92-62, on Friday for their eight straight victory.

Junior guard Jason Rich led Florida State with 17 points while Isaiah Swann added 14. The 17 points was a season-high for Rich, who is averaging 10.2 points per game.

Rich is hitting 52.9 percent of his shots from the floor this season but is only making 18.2 percent of his 3-point attempts.