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Tigers Host Florida A&M to Open Season

Tigers Host Florida A&M to Open Season

CLEMSON (0-0) vs. Florida A&M (0-0)

Tipoff: 7 p.m.

Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

Web: ESPN3 (Don Munson-pbp; Bob Mihalic-color)

• Clemson begins its 47th and final season in Littlejohn Coliseum as we know it Friday against Florida A&M; the facility is scheduled to undergo a massive rebuild, beginning next spring.

• The Tiger program is 65-37 all-time in season openers, but has won its last 29.

• Clemson has made five of its 11 NCAA Tournament berths in seasons following appearances in the NIT. 


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• Clemson opens its 2014-15 season Friday as it hosts Florida A&M for the third time, and first since the 2012-13 season.

• The Tigers have won both previous meetings. Five players on the 2014-15 roster played in the meeting two years ago, led by Jordan Roper who posted 16 points and Rod Hall who notched 10 assists.

• Florida A&M assistant coach Bruce Martin played at Clemson from 1991-95. He was a member of the famed “Slab Five” in Rick Barnes’ first season, when he led the Tigers with 64 three-point goals.

• Clemson held its only public exhibition Nov. 8 against Anderson and defeated the Division-II Trojans, 62-36.

• Donte Grantham is expected to start Friday for the Tigers. Since 2006, only three freshmen have started their first career games for Clemson.