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Clemson Tigers
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University Clemson University
First season1911–12
Athletic director Dan Radakovich
Head coach Brad Brownell (9th season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division
Location Clemson, South Carolina
Arena Littlejohn Coliseum (1966–2015, 2016–present)
(Capacity: 9,000)
Nickname Tigers
ColorsOrange and Regalia [1]
         
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NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1980
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1980, 1990*, 1997, 2018
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1980, 1989, 1990*, 1997, 2018
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1980, 1987, 1989, 1990*, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018
*vacated by NCAA
Conference Tournament Champions
1939
Conference Regular Season Champions
1990

The Clemson Tigers men's basketball team is a college basketball program that represents Clemson University and competes in the NCAA Division I. Clemson is a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

College basketball Amateur Basketball consisting of current students of colleges or universities.

College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.

Clemson University university in South Carolina, United States

Clemson University is a public, land-grant research university in Clemson, South Carolina. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the second-largest university in student population in South Carolina. For the fall 2017 semester, the university enrolled a total of 19,402 undergraduate students and 4,985 graduate students, and the student/faculty ratio was 18:1. Clemson's 1,400-acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sits next to Lake Hartwell. The university manages the nearby 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest that is used for research, education, and recreation.

NCAA Division I highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States. D-I schools include the major collegiate athletic powers, with larger budgets, more elaborate facilities and more athletic scholarships than Divisions II and III as well as many smaller schools committed to the highest level of intercollegiate competition.

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Clemson sponsored its first men's basketball team in the 1911–12 season, winning its first conference championship in 1939, and in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1990. The Tigers have reached the NCAA Tournament 12 times in the modern era (1980, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018) since the tournament expansion in 1980, advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 four times (1980, 1990, 1997, 2018), with their best performance reaching the Elite Eight that very same year. [2]

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the Southern United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the conference consists of fifteen member universities, each of whom compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

In the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship or the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship, the "Elite Eight" are the final eight teams and, thus represent the regional finals, or national quarterfinals. In Division I and Division III, the Elite Eight consists of the two teams in each of the four regional championship games. The winners advance to the Final Four. Since 1997, when the NCAA trademarked the phrase, in Division II the Elite Eight consists of the eight winners of the eight Division II regions. Like the Division I Final Four, the Division II Elite Eight games are all held in one predetermined location.

Clemson's home court is Littlejohn Coliseum and has been the scene of 55 Clemson wins over ranked teams (23 in the Top 10) since 1968, including a victory over #1 Duke in 1980, a 75–65 victory over #1 North Carolina in 2001, and a 74–47 victory over #3 Duke in 2009. The Clemson basketball programs have won roughly 75% of their games played in Littlejohn, making it one of the ACC's toughest road venues. [3] [ citation needed ]

Littlejohn Coliseum

The Littlejohn Coliseum, is a 9,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. It is home to the Clemson University Tigers men's and women's basketball teams. It is also the site of Clemson graduations and the Clemson Career Fair. It is owned and operated by Clemson University and hosts more than 150 events per year including concerts, trade shows, galas, and sporting events.

Duke Blue Devils mens basketball College mens basketball team representing Duke University

The Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represents Duke University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The team is fourth all-time in wins of any NCAA men's basketball program, and is coached by Mike Krzyzewski.

North Carolina Tar Heels mens basketball

The North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball team of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have won seven NCAA men's college national championships. North Carolina's six NCAA Tournament Championships are third-most all-time, behind University of California, Los Angeles(11) and University of Kentucky(8). They have also won 18 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles, 32 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles, and an Atlantic Coast Conference record 20 outright Regular Season Championships. The program has produced many notable players who went on to play in the NBA, including three of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History: Billy Cunningham, Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Many Tar Heel assistant coaches have gone on to become head coaches elsewhere.

Clemson's current head coach is Brad Brownell.

Team history

Clemson's basketball history had an unusual beginning. The Tigers first two basketball games were both played in Greenville, South Carolina on February 9, 1912, a 46–12 win at Furman, followed by a 78–6 victory over the Butler Guards later that evening. Brothers John and Frank Erwin scored a combined 74 points in their second game; John Erwin's 58 points still stand as Clemson's single game scoring record, unique in college basketball for not being broken in over a century since the program's inaugural day. Clemson won its first seven games in the program's history, the longest streak to open a program among the current 15 ACC schools. Former Pittsburgh Nationals player Frank Dobson was Clemson's first basketball coach, taking the Tigers to a 13–5 record in the first two seasons.

Greenville, South Carolina City in South Carolina

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Southern Conference: The Tigers began play in the Southern Conference in 1921, and in 1922–23 had an 11–6 finish. Josh Cody, coached for five seasons, the longest tenure for a Clemson Basketball coach in the first 25 years. In 1928–29 the Tigers won 15 games, a school record, and then followed that with a 16–9 mark. Cody pulled off the first huge upset in Clemson basketball history when the Tigers defeated Adolph Rupp's 10–1 Kentucky Wildcats, 29–26, at Clemson on Valentine's Day in 1931. From 1931–40, Joe Davis coached Clemson to 101 victories, including 44 wins on the road. Davis still has the best winning percentage in Clemson history on the road and led the Tigers to a 15–3 (.833) mark in 1934–35. In the 1938–39 season, the Tigers won 10 of their last 11 games to close the regular season. Banks McFadden, eventual All-American in both football and basketball averaged 11.8 points per game to lead the team as the starting pivot to four victories. It was an incredible run in the tournament as Clemson beat North Carolina, 44–43, Wake Forest, 30–28, Davidson 49–33 and Maryland 39–27 to clench the Southern Conference title. McFadden's best year as coach was the 1951–52 season when the Tigers were 17–7 overall and 11–4 in the Conference. [4]

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Atlantic Coast Conference

In 1953, Clemson became a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. In the 1954–55 season, Bill Yarborough averaged 28.3 points per game, 4th best in the nation, and best in the ACC. Press Maravich, father of basketball legend Pete Maravich, coached the Tigers to a 96–94 double overtime victory against a #8 NC State team. Jim Brennan became the first Clemson player to make first-team All-ACC Tournament in 1962 with 34-points against #8 Duke in the semifinals before losing to Billy Packer and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 77–66. In 1963–64, coach Bobby Roberts guided the Tigers to an 8–6 record in the ACC. The season included the only regular season sweep of North Carolina in school history. Roberts beat the Tar Heels and Dean Smith, 66–64, in double overtime at Clemson to open the season; and beat them again, 97–90, in double overtime in Charlotte at the North–South Doubleheader. In 1966–67. Clemson won seven straight ACC games including consecutive wins over Wake Forest, #14 Duke, North Carolina State and #4 North Carolina. It was the first sweep of "the North Carolina ACC schools" in ACC history. Clemson finished with a 17–8 record and 9–5 record in the ACC. Randy Mahaffey was a first-team All-ACC selection who went on to become Clemson's first professional player. His teammate Jim Sutherland averaged 17 points a game and was the first Clemson athlete in any sport to win the Jim Weaver Award as the ACC's top scholar athlete. [5]

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Pete Maravich American basketball player

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Tates Locke and Bill Foster eras

Tree Rollins ushered in a new era in Clemson basketball when he matriculated to Tigertown for the 1973–74 season. He changed the image of Clemson basketball more than any other player under head coach Tates Locke. At 7–2 he was a shot-blocking phenomenon who burst on the national scene in just his second game when he had 22 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocked shots against St. John's. Rollins started 110 games in a row, a national record at the time. His sophomore year, 1974–75, he joined forces with Skip Wise to take Clemson to its first top 20 final ranking and its first postseason NIT tournament bid. The Tigers defeated 3rd ranked Maryland, 10th ranked North Carolina and 4th ranked NC State at home. Wise was named first-team All-ACC the first true freshman in league history to obtain that honor. Bill Foster was brought in to further build the program. He had an impeccable reputation and was coming from a UNC Charlotte program that he started in 1970. When Rollins decided not to turn professional, Foster and Rollins motivated the Tigers to 22–6 record, the program's ninth straight year with an improved winning percentage. Prior to his final game, Rollins had his #30 jersey retired, the first athlete in Clemson history so honored. It was a fitting way to honor Rollins who averaged a double-double for four years and is still first in ACC history in blocked shots, before starting his 18-year career in the NBA. Bill Foster did a remarkable job in keeping Clemson at a winning level. He won 100 games in his first 147, still fifth in ACC history in terms of fewest games required to get 100 wins. He had an ability to find diamonds in the rough that kept Clemson competitive in the ACC: Bobby Conrad, Horace Grant, Harvey Grant, & Larry Nance an eventual All-West regional choice in the 1980 NCAA tournament and NBA All-Star. Foster's 1979–80 team defeated six top 20 teams during the year, including #1 ranked Duke on January 9, 1980 in overtime, 87–82. Clemson went to the NCAA Tournament defeating Danny Ainge and BYU in Round 2 before being eliminated by Larry Brown and UCLA in the Elite Eight. [6]

Cliff Ellis

Cliff Ellis became the winningest coach in Clemson basketball history on a total victories basis (177–128). He took the Tigers to eight post-season tournaments, including three NCAA tournaments, and won a record 25 games in 1987. Ellis coached Clemson to the ACC regular season title in 1990, with the Tigers posting a 24–8 record that year behind Dale Davis and Elden Campbell, ending in a last second shot by UConn in the Sweet 16. Ellis set 33 Clemson coaching records, including ACC regular season victories, victories at home and home winning percentage. The Tigers won 22 games over top 25 teams in Ellis' ten years at Clemson, including an upset of 12th-ranked Florida State in the 1993 ACC Tournament, and a victory over #2 North Carolina in 1994. Ellis was also named ACC Coach-of-the-Year in 1987 and 1990, the only Clemson coach to win that award.

Rick Barnes

Rick Barnes was the first coach in Clemson history to take the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years. Barnes coached Clemson into post-season play every year of his tenure, and to the NCAA's in 1996, 1997, and 1998. The Tiger's top season was his third year, when he coached the Tigers to a 16–1 start and a #2 national ranking. The season opened with a 79–71 overtime victory against defending National Champion Kentucky. The team ended the season 23–10 and ranked #8 in the final USA Today poll. Picked last in the ACC prior to his first season, he shocked the basketball world by winning his first ten games, including a 75–70 victory over 9th ranked Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium. His second season featured an 18–11 record, including Clemson's first-ever ACC Tournament victory over #20 North Carolina . The Tigers were ranked fifth in the nation in the pre-season poll of 1997–1998, an example of the level of respect that Barnes had brought back to the program. His fiery on the floor interactions with Dean Smith and teams' physical style of play made him a basketball fan favorite. Clemson defeated three top-25 teams in 1997–1998, including sixth-ranked South Carolina. Barnes concluded his four years with a 74–48 record, a 60.7 percent winning mark before leaving for the University of Texas.

Larry Shyatt

Barnes' assistant Larry Shyatt, who was a part of Clemson's success in the three seasons prior, took over as head coach for five seasons from 1998–2003. In his first season, Shyatt led the Tigers to a 20-win season (20–15). The Tigers advanced to the 1999 NIT Championship Game before losing by one point, 60–61, to California. At the time, Shyatt became only the fourth first-year coach in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history to guide his team to a 20-win season. Also during his time as head coach at Clemson, the 2000–01 team set a school record for three-point field goals in a season and recorded one of the biggest wins in school history with a 75–65 win over No. 1 ranked North Carolina on February 18, 2001, ending an 18-game winning streak for the Tar Heels.

Oliver Purnell

After several lackluster seasons and renovations to Littlejohn Coliseum, Oliver Purnell rebuilt the program steadily, improving each subsequent season. The trademark of Purnell's teams was full court pressure defense. In 2008, he guided the Tigers to a third-place 10–6 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference and a runner-up position in the ACC Tournament in Charlotte, losing to North Carolina by 5 points. The 2008–09 season was record-breaking on many fronts. Purnell's team finished with a 23–9 record, a .719 winning percentage, and a No. 24 final ranking in the Associated Press poll. Among Clemson's victims that season were #3 Duke, who lost to the #10 Tigers by a score of 74–47 at Littlejohn Coliseum. It was the largest margin of victory ever for Clemson against a ranked opponent. Coaching players such as Cliff Hammonds, K.C. Rivers, and Trevor Booker, Purnell finished with a record of 138–88 and guided the Tigers to 3 NCAA appearances.

Brad Brownell

Currently, Brad Brownell is the Clemson head basketball coach. In his first season in 2010, Brownell guided the Tigers to a 4th place ACC finish, and a 2nd round finish in the NCAA Tournament and set a record with 22 wins (9 ACC), the most ever by a rookie coach. Jerai Grant and Demontez Stitt became the first scholarship players in school history to be consistent contributors to four straight NCAA Tournament teams. Brownell's second team went 16–15 and 8–8 in ACC play, a record fifth straight season the Tigers were .500 or better in conference games, defeating three teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament, including NC State. In 2013, the Tigers suffered a 13–18 overall record but were impressive in several statistical categories, yielding just 60.1 points per game, finishing 2nd in the ACC in Scoring Defense, and setting a record for fewest turnovers. Brownell's defensive style of play continued to stifle teams into the 2014 season, as the Tigers, led by blocking and scoring leader K. J. McDaniels, were ranked 2nd in the nation in Scoring Defense (56.8 ppg), which helped elevate Clemson to a 72–59 upset of #16 Duke on January 11. The Tigers were seeded 6th in the 2014 ACC Tournament and advanced to the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden. On January 16, 2016 the Clemson Tigers defeated #8 Miami marking the first time Clemson has defeated three consecutive top 25 opponents. The two games prior Clemson defeated #16 Louisville and #9 Duke. After the 2016-2017 season, it was announced that Brownell would stay on as Clemson head coach with a contract extension until 2021. [7]

Awards

Postseason

NCAA tournament results

The Tigers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 12 times. Their combined record is 11–12.^*

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1980 #6First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#11 Utah State
#3 BYU
#10 Lamar
#8 UCLA
W 76–73
W 71–66
W 74–66
L 74–85
1987 #4First Round#13 SW Missouri StateL 60–65
1989 #9First Round
Second Round
#8 Saint Mary's
#1 Arizona
W 83–70
L 68–94
1990 #5First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 BYU
#4 La Salle
#1 Connecticut
W 49–47
W 79–75
L 70–71
1996 #9First Round#8 GeorgiaL 74–81
1997 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Miami (OH)
#5 Tulsa
#1 Minnesota
W 68–56
W 65–59
L 84–902OT
1998 #6First Round#11 Western MichiganL 72–75
2008 #5First Round#12 VillanovaL 69–75
2009 #7First Round#10 MichiganL 59–62
2010 #7First Round#10 MissouriL 78–86
2011 #12First Four
Second Round
#12 UAB
#5 West Virginia
W 70–52
L 76–84
2018 #5First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 New Mexico State
#4 Auburn
#1 Kansas
W 79–68
W 84–53
L 76–80

In 1997 #1 Minnesota was hit with sanctions...

NIT results

The Tigers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 17 times. Their combined record is 19–17.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1975 First RoundProvidenceL 84–91
1979 First Round
Second Round
Kentucky
Old Dominion
W 68–67
L 59–61
1981 First RoundTempleL 82–90
1982 First RoundOle MissL 49–53
1985 First RoundChattanoogaL 65–67
1986 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Middle Tennessee
Georgia
Wyoming
W 99–81
W 77–65
L 57–62
1988 First RoundSouthern MissL 69–74
1993 First Round
Second Round
Auburn
UAB
W 84–72
L 64–65
1994 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Southern Miss
West Virginia
Vanderbilt
W 96–85
W 96–79
L 74–89
1995 First RoundVirginia TechL 54–62
1999 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Georgia
Rutgers
Butler
Xavier
California
W 77–57
W 78–68
W 89–69
W 79–76
L 60–61
2005 First RoundTexas A&ML 74–82
2006 First Round
Second Round
Louisiana Tech
Louisville
W 69–53
L 68–74
2007 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
East Tennessee State
Ole Miss
Syracuse
Air Force
West Virginia
W 64–57
W 89–68
W 74–70
W 68–67
L 73–78
2014 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Georgia State
Illinois
Belmont
SMU
W 78–66
W 50–49
W 73–68
L 59–65
2017 First RoundOaklandL 69–74
2019 First Round
Second Round
Wright State
Wichita State
W 75–69
L 55–63

Home courts

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Littlejohn Coliseum before the first game of the 2003–04 season

Coaching history

Current coaching staff

Season-by-season results

SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
2005–06 Oliver Purnell 19–137–9T-7th NIT Second Round
2006–07Oliver Purnell25–119–7T-8th NIT Final
2007–08 Oliver Purnell24–1010–63rd NCAA First Round
2008–09 Oliver Purnell23–99–75th NCAA First Round
2009–10 Oliver Purnell21–119–7T-5th NCAA First Round
2010–11 Brad Brownell 22–129–7T-4th NCAA First Round
2011–12 Brad Brownell16–158–86th
2012–13 Brad Brownell13–185–13T-10th
2013–14 Brad Brownell23–1310–76th NIT Semifinals
2014–15 Brad Brownell16–158–109th
2015–16 Brad Brownell17–1410–88th
2016–17 Brad Brownell17–166–1212th NIT First Round
2017–18 Brad Brownell25–1011–7T-3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2018–19 Brad Brownell20–149–9T-8th NIT Second Round
Since 2005:281–181122–119
Total:1329–1307–1

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The 2014–15 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represented Clemson University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by fifth year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers played their home games at Littlejohn Coliseum as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 16–15, 8–10 in ACC play to finish in a three way tie for sixth place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Florida State.

2015–16 Clemson Tigers mens basketball team

The 2015–16 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represented Clemson University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by sixth year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers played their home games at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, due to renovations at Littlejohn Coliseum, as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 17–14, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Georgia Tech.

2016–17 Clemson Tigers mens basketball team

The 2016–17 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represented Clemson University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by sixth-year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers played their home games at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina after a one-year of renovation, as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 17–16, 6–12 in ACC play to finish in 12th place. They defeated NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament to advance to the second round where they lost to Duke. They received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Oakland.

The 2017–18 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represented Clemson University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by eighth-year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers played their home games at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 25–10, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in four-way tie for third place. They defeated Boston College in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament before losing in the semifinals to Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated New Mexico State and Auburn to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen. The Tigers 25 wins tied the most in program history and their 11 conference wins are the most in program history.

The 2018–19 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represents Clemson University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by ninth-year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers play their home games at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 2019–20 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represents Clemson University during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by tenth-year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers play their home games at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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