Nov. 11, 2011
Recap | Box Score | Photo Gallery 1 | Photo Gallery 2
Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell
Overall thoughts: “It was a good opening night for our guys, in a lot of different ways. I thought the Gardner-Webb kids really competed. They played really hard. They didn’t back down at all, physically, and obviously had a good run. We let our guard down when we were up 26-13. They got some confidence, made a couple of plays, we had some bad turnovers that led to a couple of baskets and we go into halftime and they had all the momentum.
“So we need to face a little adversity, and we got some. I thought our older players responded. Defensively, we were tremendous in the second half. Our guys really bared down and held them to 15 points. It took them a long time to score, and especially to make a field goal. I thought we did some better things. We played a lot of the older guys a lot of the minutes, so we executed a lot of things really well offensively; we just had some careless turnovers. The bugaboo for tonight is that we can’t have 18 turnovers in a game like this.
“But all in all, I thought it was good for us to play a team like this that was physical and got after us a little bit. I thought that we responded out of the second half and finished off the game pretty well.”
Gardner-Webb Head Coach Chris Holtmann
Overall thoughts: “In the first half, I thought we made better decisions with the ball. Toward the end of the half, we were able to get out running a little bit and get some points in transition. On defense, we were able to get a couple stops which allowed us to really get on a run and make things close. In the second half, I think they just imposed their will and turned it up offensively on us. I thought they dictated the shots that we took in the second half and that’s a real credit to Brad (Brownell) and his staff. I thought they really took us out of what we wanted to do and take shots that we didn’t want.”
May 16, 2019
May 9, 2019
May 7, 2019
April 26, 2019