2018-19 Basketball News
CLEMSON vs. NO. 5/5 NORTH CAROLINA
• The Clemson Tigers will look for its third consecutive victory after a 14-point win at Pittsburgh on Feb. 27 when it hosts North Carolina tonight. Tipoff from Littlejohn Coliseum is scheduled for 6:01 p.m. ET.
• The contest will be televised on ESPN with Mike Couzens and Cory Alexander 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 for its sixth-straight victory over Pittsburgh tonight, including a season-sweep of the Panthers.
• The 14-point victory over Pittsburgh was Clemson’s 25th ACC road win by double-digits in its history – the seventh under head coach Brad Brownell.
• Brownell holds the record for ACC road wins by double digits.
• Clemson ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring defense (63.8 points allowed per game) and second in conference games (61.9).
• According to KenPom, Clemson’s adjusted defensive efficiency now ranks 11th in the country (91.1).
• Clemson’s win at Pittsburgh was its fourth this season when allowing 50 points or less in a game. The Tigers are 4-0 in those games this season, they have won their last 24 such contests and are 43-2 overall in those games under Brad Brownell.
• The Tigers’ head man will also look for his 167th career victory at Clemson. He is currently just 11 shy of tying Cliff Ellis for the most in program history (177).
• Marcquise Reed is one just two guys in the country to average at least 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game this season.
• Reed jumped into 17th on the all-time scoring list. Reed now has 1,356 points in his Clemson career.
• Elijah Thomas surpassed 600 career rebounds in his time at Clemson and became just the seventh player in program history to amass 900 points, 600 rebounds and 150 blocks.
• 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.
Due to the amount of rainfall that the area has had over the last number of days, Clemson athletics will rope off portions of the following grass areas:
McFaddenJerveyJervey MeadowsEast Beach
We ask that you please do not park in those areas and find paved parking lots.
Head Coach Brad Brownell Postgame comments after 62-48 win at Pittsburgh (Feb. 27, 2019) - Video provided by Pitt Athletics
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 and 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 62, Pitt 48
• 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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