CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University men’s basketball cruised past The Citadel 80-69 on Monday night as four Tigers scored in double figures in the 2022-23 season opener.
The Tigers’ (1-0) offensive explosion was spearheaded by redshirt junior Chase Hunter (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) and sophomore Ian Schieffelin (Loganville, Ga./Grayson). Hunter tied his career high in points with 23 while tallying a career-high in assists with seven. Hunter notched 13th career double-digit scoring effort.
Schieffelin ignited the Tiger offense off the bench by scoring his career high of 20 points off an efficient 9-of-13 from the floor while also snatching a career-best 14 rebounds – nine of which came on the offensive glass.
The Tigers shot 54.8 percent from the field in the first half and connected on five threes. Clemson’s offense was propelled by a 23-5 run to close the first half and went into the break up 45-31. Clemson held the high-flying offense of The Citadel to 44.0 percent shooting while forcing nine turnovers that turned into 12 points on the other end.
In the second half, graduate Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont) led the way for The Tigers, scoring 13 of his 19 points in the final 20 minutes. The Tigers kept The Citadel at bay as the Bulldogs were held to 42.9 percent shooting in the second half.
Clemson will travel to Columbia, S.C. to play in-state rival South Carolina on Friday at 7 pm. The game will be aired on SECN+.
Get the latest news on all things Clemson men’s basketball by following us on Twitter (@ClemsonMBB), Facebook (/ClemsonMBB) and Instagram (@clemsonmbb).Notes: Clemson moved to 1-0 on the season … with the win, the Tigers extended their winning streak over The Citadel to 17 games and moved to 62-24 all-time against the Bulldogs, including 42-8 at home … Head Coach Brad Brownell moved to 5-0 all-time against The Citadel … Clemson has won 37-of-38 season openers dating back to 1985-86 … Head Coach Brad Brownell moved to 12-1 all-time in season openers at Clemson … Coach Brownell won his 386th game of his career and is now just 14 shy of 400 in his career … the Tigers extended their home win streak to four – carrying over from the 2021-22 season … Chase Hunter totaled his 13th double-digit scoring game with a career-high-tying 23 points … Hunter finished with a career-best seven assists and zero turnovers … Ian Schieffelin posted career-highs in points (20) and rebounds (14) and posted his first career double-double … Schieffelin also ttotaled a career-best nine offensive rebounds … Hunter Tyson tallied his second double-double of his career with 19 points and 13 rebounds … Tyson’s 13 rebounds tied a career best … Tyson played in his 107th game as a Tiger – leaving him 28 shy of setting the Clemson program record of 135 games played in a career … Tyson and Schieffelin posted double-doubles in the same game for Clemson – the ninth time the Tigers have done so since the 2012-13 campaign … Brevin Galloway scored 11 points and dished four assists in his first career game at Clemson … Galloway sits at 893 career points.
Chase Hunter and Ian Schieffelin
Head Coach Brad Brownell