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Clemson vs. VMI Postgame Notes

Clemson vs. VMI Postgame Notes


  • Clemson won by a score of 80-50 on Monday over VMI to finish the non-conference portion of the schedule with a 9-3 record. It is Clemson’s best non-conference record since the 2010-11 team went 11-3 out of conference during the regular season.
  • The Tigers held VMI to a season-low 50 points Monday. VMI’s previous scoring low was 67 points at William & Mary.
  • Clemson held VMI to just 19 points in the second half, its smallest output by 12 points (previous low was 31 on three occasions, including the first half Monday).
  • Clemson’s perimeter defense held the Keydets in check from three-point range Monday. VMI entered the game seventh in the NCAA with 10.0 three-pointers per game, but shot just 3-of-28 against Clemson’s stingy defense.
  • The Tigers improved to 24-2 all-time under Head Coach Brad Brownell when holding the opposition to 50 points or less. Clemson is 5-0 at home under that scenario this season.
  • Clemson posted 80 points Monday, its second-highest offensive output of the season behind only the 85 scored against Davidson on Nov. 22.
  • Clemson’s 48 points in the second half were a season-high for a half. The previous best was 46 in the opening half of the season versus Stetson.
  • The Tigers are now 8-1 this season when outrebounding their opponent, and 7-1 when Clemson’s bench outscores the opponent. 


  • Jordan Roper matched his career-high with 19 points Monday. His previous 19-point effort came last season as a freshman against Miami.
  • Roper collected a career-high eight rebounds, three more than his previous best.
  • Adonis Filer produced his first double figure scoring effort of the season with 12 points. His previous season-high was eight points on two occasions.
  • Filer added six assists, a career-high for the sophomore guard out of Chicago.
  • Josh Smith returned to the action for the first time since Dec. 3 (back injury). He posted six points and three rebounds in nine minutes. It was his second straight six-point effort off the bench.
  • Damarcus Harrison matched a career-high with eight rebounds. It was the fourth such eight-rebound game for the junior, who most recently achieved the total in last season’s ACC Tournament game against Florida State.
  • Landry Nnoko posted his third double figure effort of the season with 11 points. His five field goals matched a season-high (Temple, SC State) as well.
  • K.J. McDaniels blocked three shots Monday and passed Glen McCants for ninth place in the Clemson record books with 114 career swats. He needs 13 to pass John “Moose” Campbell for eighth in school history.