2018-19 Basketball News
CLEMSON vs. FLORIDA STATE
• The Clemson Tigers will to snap a two-game losing skid in the ACC when it hosts Florida State tonight. Tipoff from Littlejohn Coliseum is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. ET.
• The contest will be televised on ESPNU with Rece Davis, LaPhonso Ellis and Brooke Weisbrod calling the action courtside, while Don Munson and Tim Bourret will be on the radio waves. The radio call will be available on the Clemson Tigers Network and Tunein.com.
• Live stats will be provided on ClemsonTigers.com and Twitter updates will be available on Clemson’s official account (@ClemsonMBB).
• The Tigers will look to split the season series with the Seminoles and get back on track in league play.
• Clemson ranks third in the ACC in scoring defense (63.8 points allowed per game) and second in conference games (61.4).
• According to KenPom, Clemson’s adjusted defensive efficiency now ranks 13th in the country (91.9).
• The Tigers’ head man will also look for his 165th career victory at Clemson. He is currently just 13 shy of tying Cliff Ellis for the most in program history (177).
• Elijah Thomas is one of just four guys in the country to average at least 13.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and shoot at least 60.0 percent from the field.
• Thomas is 10th in program history with 160 career blocks at Clemson and also stands fourth in Clemson history with a 1.90 blocks per game average.
• Thomas is approaching both 900 career points (880) and 600 career rebounds (579) in a Clemson uniform. He would become the 21st player in program history to achieve that feat.
• In addition, Thomas would be one of just seven in program history to amass 900 points, 600 rebounds and 150 blocks.
• Marcquise Reed stands 22nd on the all-time scoring list. Reed now has 1,291 points in his Clemson career.
• Shelton Mitchell joined the ranks of the all-time leading scorers in Clemson history and now has 1,013 points and sits 41st all time.
• Brad Brownell announced the signing of three student-athletes for the 2019-20 season: Al-Amir Dawes, Chase Hunter and Alex Hemenway. To view the release in its entirety, click HERE.
For the 2018-19 season, Clemson Athletics will implement walk-thru metal detectors at all entrances to Littlejohn Coliseum. Fans will be required to remove keys, cell phones, cameras and other electronics from their pockets prior to walking through metal detectors. Shoes, coins, wallets, belts an jewelry will not need to be removed. Fans who either have a relevant medical condition or do not feel comfortable walking through the metal detectors can notify event staff and participate in an alternative screening process. The addition of the walk-thru metal detectors will result in additional time need to enter Littlejohn Coliseum, so please plan accordingly. Clemson officials will be working throughout the season to ensure that this additional time is kept to a minimum.
As a reminder, the clear bag policy will also continue to be in effect… see graphic below 👇👇👇
Beginning Nov. 4, S.C. Highway 93 on Clemson’s main campus will be reduced to one lane from College Avenue to Williamson Road due to an ongoing campus utility project. Only westbound traffic toward Williamson will be allowed to travel through this area. Please plan accordingly and allow additional travel time on your way to campus and on your drive back home. Sidewalks will also be closed adjacent to Highway 93 in this area. Highway 93 will be restored to four lanes of traffic during all home football game days. This project will continue into 2019.
2018-19 CLEMSON BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE
PREVIOUS GAME RECAP: Clemson 55, No. 16 Louisville 56
• During the Tigers’ road trip to Syracuse, Lyles Davis was awarded a scholarship by head coach Brad Brownell.
• Davis, a fourth-year walk-on in the Tigers program is known as a relentless worker and one of the most respected players on the roster.
• The pre-business major hails from Charleston, S.C. and attended James Island Charter High School where he was a three-time captain and helped lead them to a Region 7-AAAA title in 2014-15.
• Coach Brownell began his meeting speaking to the team about what it’s like to be a coach and to see player development first hand. Not just on the court, but in all aspects of life.
• Brownell concluded his speech with, “Something cool is about to happen…” That something cool was announcing that Davis would be on scholarship for his last semester in school.
• Last Spring, Davis was awarded the “Academic Excellence” Award, presented each year at the Tigers’ basketball banquet by academic advisor Leslie Moreland-Bishop.
• Davis is also a two-time winner of the “Man of the Month” Award, presented montly by director of basketball strength and conditioning Mike Bewley.
• The award is graded out over the course of a month and on a weekly basis. Each student-athlete is graded after each practice session by their position coach, after each strength session by coach Bewley and twice per week academically.
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