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Clemson vs. Coastal Carolina Postgame Notes

Clemson vs. Coastal Carolina Postgame Notes


  • Clemson improved to 6-1 on the season, 4-0 at home, with a 69-40 victory Friday over Coastal Carolina.
  • The Tigers snapped a two-game losing skid to the Chanticleers, and moved to 6-2 all-time in the series.
  • Cliff Ellis, inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame this fall as the program’s winningest coach, returned to coach at the same facility he called home from 1984-94. It was the second game he coached against the Tigers at Coastal Carolina (2011-12).
  • Clemson improved to 21-2 all-time and 2-0 this season under Head Coach Brad Brownell when holding the opposition to 50 points or less.
  • The Tigers held the Chanticleers to 40 points Friday, the second time this season an opponent scored 40 or less. It was the first time since 2008-09 that Clemson held multiple teams to 40 or less.
  • The Tigers held Coastal Carolina scoreless for 9:25 of game clock, which spanned the first 13 Chanticleer possessions. Coastal was 0-for-10 from the field to start the game.
  • Clemson opponents have made 24-of-113 three-point goals this season, a .212 figure that ranks among the nation’s top 15 defensive percentages. Coastal was just 2-for-15 on Friday.
  • Clemson outrebounded Coastal Carolina by a +19 figure Friday, its largest margin of the season. It was Clemson’s largest margin in any game since the same figure was recorded in the 2009-10 season against College of Charleston.


  • K.J. McDaniels matched his career-high with 22 points Friday. The Tiger junior nailed 6-of-12 field goals and all eight of his free throw attempts. The eight free throws made were a career-high as well.
  • McDaniels has had at least one blocked shot in 24 of his last 25 games played, dating to last season. His streak ended on Nov. 24 against UMass.
  • McDaniels had three assists Friday, his highest total in 65 career games.
  • Devin Coleman reached double figures a second straight game, a first in his career. He finished with 14 points, his high total since posting 15 in the 2012 ACC Tournament against Virginia Tech.
  • Coleman made multiple three-pointers for a second straight game, the first time he has done that in his career.
  • Coleman produced career-highs in both minutes played (28) and rebounds (5).
  • Adonis Filer scored a season-high nine points in 19 minutes. He made 3-of-4 from three-point range and is now shooting 61.5 percent this season.
  • Landry Nnoko tied a career-high with three blocked shots Friday, matching his total from the game against Temple on Nov. 21.