2018-19 Basketball News
CLEMSON vs. VIRGINIA TECH
• Clemson will look for its fourth consecutive league victory and its 16th in the all-time series against Virginia Tech.
• The Tigers last faced the Hokies on Feb. 21, 2018 – a 65-58 defeat in Blacksburg. Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with a then-career-high 28 points to go along with eight rebounds in the absence of Donte Grantham and Shelton Mitchell.
• The Tigers’ head man will also look for his 164th career victory at Clemson. He is currently just 14 shy of tying Cliff Ellis for the most in program history (177).
• Clemson’s defensive prowess has been on display over the last three contests. The Tigers in games against Wake Forest (37 points allowed) and at Georgia Tech (42 points allowed) have now allowed the fewest points in back-to-back ACC games in Clemson history (79 points).
• Clemson’s victory over Georgia Tech marked the first time the Tigers have won three-straight ACC games by double-digits since the 1974-75 season.
• The 23-point margin of victory was the largest by Clemson in its series with Georgia Tech (69 games).
• The victory margin was also the fifth-largest in an ACC game in Clemson history.
• For the second consecutive game, Clemson held its opponent to 50 points or less. It marked the 44th time in the Brownell Era that Clemson held its opponent to 50 points or less. The Tigers are 42-2 overall in those contests.
• Marcquise Reed moved into 22nd on the all-time scoring list following his performance on Feb. 6 at Georgia Tech. Reed now has 1,244 points in his Clemson career.
• 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 65, Georgia Tech 42
• 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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