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Clemson vs. UMass (Charleston Classic Championship Game) Postgame Notes

Clemson vs. UMass (Charleston Classic Championship Game) Postgame Notes


  • Clemson lost its first game of the 2013-14 season Sunday, 62-56 to UMass in the championship game of the Charleston Classic. The Tigers went 2-1 in the event, with wins over Temple and Davidson.
  • The loss dropped Clemson to 5-1 all-time in the Charleston Classic, and to 6-1 all-time at TD Arena.
  • UMass’s win evened the series at 1-1, as Clemson won the only previous meeting in 1984-85.
  • Clemson held UMass to a season-low 62 points. The Minutemen entered Sunday averaging 88 points per game, with at least 81 points in every game this season.
  • The Tigers held the Minutemen to .397 field goal accuracy, the fifth time in six games Clemson has held the opposition below a .400 figure.
  • Clemson shot a season-low .356 from the field, .588 from the free throw line and matched a season-high with 14 turnovers.
  • The Tigers matched a season-high with 15 offensive rebounds.


  • K.J. McDaniels was named to the all-tournament team, his first such honor. He averaged 18.7 points per game over the three-game stretch.
  • McDaniels scored double figures for the sixth straight game to start the season, finishing with 14 points.
  • McDaniels saw his streak of consecutive games with at least one blocked shot end at 21.
  • Rod Hall reached double figures in the scoring column for the fourth straight game, a career-long streak for the junior.
  • Hall scored a team-high 16 points and added four assists and just one turnover in 37 minutes.
  • Devin Coleman scored his first points of the 2013-14 season and ended up with double figures, posting 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting.
  • Jaron Blossomgame had a season-high nine points, and added a pair of blocked shots in 24 minutes.
  • Sidy Djitte matched a season-high with four rebounds.
  • Jordan Roper, who played just five minutes after suffering a blow to the head in the first half, did not score for the first time since Clemson’s game at Furman last season – the second game of his career.
  • Roper’s streak of 14 consecutive games with a three-pointer came to an end Sunday.