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Unbeaten Clemson hosts North Carolina State

Jan 10, 2009 - 11:32 AM North Carolina State (9-3) at No. 11 Clemson (15-0), 12:00 p.m. EST

CLEMSON, South Carolina (Ticker) -- One of three unbeaten teams left in Division I, No. 11 Clemson hosts North Carolina State in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest on Saturday.

The Tigers (15-0, 1-0 ACC) finished their non-conference schedule without a loss for the second time in three seasons after Tuesday's 66-59 victory over Alabama. Pittsburgh (14-0) and Wake Forest (13-0) are the other remaining unbeaten teams.

Trevor Booker scored 19 points and K.C. Rivers added 12 in the win. The 66 points were a season low. Rivers is scoring 15.1 points and Booker is averaging 14.9 and 9.3 rebounds to lead the Tigers.

It will be the ACC opener for the Wolfpack, who are coming off a 68-66 setback at Florida on January 3. N.C. State's three losses have been by a combined 10 points this season.

Brandon Costner tied a season-high with 24 points in the loss and the junior forward is averaging 14.8 and 7.2 rebounds per game to lead N.C. State.

Following their game with N.C. State, Clemson's next two contests are against fourth-ranked Wake Forest and No. 3 North Carolina.

The Tigers have won the past three meetings with the Wolfpack.