Clemson beats Notre Dame 64-62 behind Reed
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Clemson was overdue to be on the other side of a heartbreaker.
After standing 0-5 this season in games decided by two points or fewer, the Tigers finally broke...
Mitchell leads Clemson to 59-51 victory over No. 11 Hokies
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell has seen plenty of teams with high expectations fall apart when adversity hits. He is proud that his Tigers are not among them.
Shelton Mitchell scored 22 points with a career-best five 3-pointers as Clemson won its fourth straight with a 59-51 victory over No. 11 Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Reed scores 19, Clemson blows out Georgia Tech 65-42
ATLANTA (AP) — When Clemson got off to a rough start in the Atlantic Coast Conference, coach Brad Brownell told his players not to fret.
There was still time to turn things around.
Now, the Tigers are headed in the right direction.
Marcquise Reed scored 19 points and Clemson raced to a big lead in the first half on the way to its third straight victory, routing Georgia Tech 65-42 on Wednesday night.
Thomas leads Clemson past Wake Forest 64-37
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — When Elijah Thomas stays on the floor, good things typically happen for Clemson.
Thomas, the foul prone, 6-foot-9 senior, had 23 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best seven blocks to lead the Tigers to a 64-37 win over Wake Forest on Sunday.
Reed propels Clemson to 82-69 romp over Pittsburgh
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson senior guard Marcquise Reed typically isn't a big talker, but he expressed himself repeatedly Tuesday night.
Reed scored 26 points and led a barrage from 3-point range as the Tigers rolled past Pittsburgh 82-69 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Reed’s 26 points lead Clemson to 84-67 win over Lipscomb
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell was pleased to see a healthier Marcquise Reed excel against Lipscomb. Reed and the Tigers will likely need to be even better going forward into Atlantic Coast Conference play.
The Tigers (10-3) got 26 points from Reed — his second straight game with 20 or more points since returning from a knee injury — and used a strong defense to defeat upset-minded Lipscomb 84-67 on Sunday. Next up comes the ACC and things start at No. 1 Duke.
Reed’s 20 lead Clemson to 78-68 win over South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed was tired of sitting out, especially with Clemson facing its state rival in South Carolina.
Reed scored 20 points in his first game since missing three contests with a knee injury to lead the Tigers to a 78-68 victory over the Gamecocks on Saturday.
Thomas leads Clemson to 78-51 win over Bucs
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Elijah Thomas believes he's as healthy as he's been since arriving at Clemson. The results seem to bear that out, even if his coach still has a few questions.
Thomas, the 6-foot-9 senior, had 25 points, 14 rebounds and dominated down low in the Tigers' 78-51 victory over Charleston Southern on Tuesday night. He says he's mostly over the bone bruise and sprained ankle that limited him early in the season. That's news to Clemson coach Brad Brownell.
Mitchell’s 20 leads Clemson to 74-66 win over Radford
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — With his star player out indefinitely with a sprained knee and losses in three of its last four, without playing what he thought was a bad game, Clemson coach Brad Brownell felt his team needed a win Saturday to keep this season from spiraling down quickly.
Sheldon Mitchell scored 20 points and Elijah Thomas had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead the Tigers (7-3) to a 74-66 win over Radford (6-4).
Reed’s 26 points help No. 19 Clemson beat Bearkats 74-59
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell knows he has something many other programs don't — a highly experienced backcourt to call on when things get tight.
Marcquise Reed had a season-high 26 points and point guard Shelton Mitchell 13 as the 19th-ranked Tigers used a second-half surge to put away pesky Sam Houston State 74-59 on Wednesday night.
"I better enjoy this, because I don't think I'm going to have it next year," Brownell said. "Those guys once again played well down the stretch."
No. 22 Clemson uses fast start to defeat NC Central 71-51
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell has long considered David Skara one of the Tigers' top defenders. Skara is showing he can score, too.
Skara had 16 points and No. 22 Clemson opened a large early lead in cruising to a 71-51 victory over North Carolina Central on Friday night.
It was Skara's second consecutive game in double figures after doing it just once in 26 contests last season.
No. 22 Clemson hits century mark to beat The Citadel 100-80
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell's not quite ready to count on exploding scoreboards and splashy offensive outbursts for the 22nd-ranked Tigers just yet.
Marcquise Reed had 20 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as Clemson beat The Citadel 100-80 and reached 100 points for the first time in nine years Tuesday night.
Clemson guard Anthony Oliver III decides to transfer
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson guard Anthony Oliver II is leaving the men's basketball program.
Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced Oliver's intentions Friday.
Oliver, from Birmingham, Alabama, is the son of fired Tigers women's basketball coach Audra Smith. The redshirt sophomore played 19 games last season for the 22nd-ranked Tigers, who reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Clemson Preview Capsule
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson
Last season: 25-10, reached first Sweet 16 since 1997.
Coach: Brad Brownell.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: Shooting guard Gabe DeVoe, forwards Donte Grantham, forward Mark Donnal.
No. 22 Clemson start year ranked with high expectations
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson had plenty of surprises for opponents last season on the way to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.
The 22nd-ranked Tigers won't surprise anyone this year with four returning starters and expectations to go even further in the NCAAs than last year.
Brownell: Disappointed in ex-Tigers’ part in corruption case
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell says he is disappointed in former Tiger Jaron Blossomgame, whose name appeared in documents during an ongoing college basketball corruption trial.
Blossomgame allegedly received $350 from aspiring agent Christian Dawkins, a defendant on trial in New York for his role in the corruption scandal.
Brownell said Wednesday that has he talked with Blossomgame, a former all-Atlantic Coast Conference forward, to let him know how he felt about the situation.
Clemson, coach Brad Brownell looking for more after NCAA run
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell believes neither he nor his team is satisfied with their major accomplishments from a year ago.
The Tigers were 25-11 last season, matching their best-ever win total. Their 11 Atlantic Coast Conference wins were also a school record and Clemson returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since Brownell's first season in 2010-11.
"There are a lot of positive things going on in the program," Brownell said Wednesday.
Clemson to play UNC Wilmington for hurricane relief game
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's men's basketball team is heading to one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Florence to raise money for those impacted by the storm.
The Tigers will play a benefit game at UNC Wilmington on Oct. 27. Part of the net proceeds from the event will go to UNC Wilmington's Campus Emergency Fund for Student Hurricane Relief.
Clemson forward Skara returning for final college season
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is getting another piece of its NCAA Tournament team back with forward David Skara's return for a final season.
Skara is a 6-foot-8 forward from Croatia who had previously announced he was leaving after two seasons with. Clemson coach Brad Brownell announced Skara's latest decision on Wednesday the Tigers.
Clemson basketball to play for US in World University Games
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's men's basketball team will represent the United States at the World University Games in Italy next summer.
The school announced the Tigers' selection Wednesday. Clemson will compete against teams from throughout the world from July 3 to July 14 in Naples.
Clemson’s Brownell gets 6-year, $15 million contract
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Considered a recent "hot-seat" candidate, Clemson's Brad Brownell has the chance to become the longest-serving men's basketball coach in Tiger history.
Brownell received a new six-year contract on Thursday that will pay him $15 million through 2024. He's spent eight seasons at Clemson, and his previous contract was through 2021.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Evansville coach Marty Simmons has joined the Clemson staff.
Tigers coach Brad Brownell also announced Wednesday the hiring of ex-Georgia player and staffer Matt Bucklin as his team's director of operations.
Simmons coached the Purple Aces for 11 seasons until being fired this past season after the team went 17-15. Simmons was 184-175 with Evansville, leading the team to three 20-win seasons and the Collegeinsider.com (CIT) championship in 2015.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's starting backcourt of Marquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell is returning for one more season.
Reed, the Tigers leading scoring last season, and Mitchell both announced they have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play one more year with the Tigers.
Reed averaged 15.8 points while Mitchell had a career-best 12.2 points a game this past season in helping Clemson (25-10) reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. It was the Tigers first NCAA trip since 2011.
FLORENCE, S.C. — The Florence Center turned orange and purple Wednesday evening as more than 1,300 Clemson University fans gathered for the 2018 Prowl & Growl tour stop.
It was a sea of orange Tuesday evening as Clemson fans from throughout the CSRA gathered for the annual Prowl and Growl tour.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Reserve guard Scott Spencer is leaving Clemson's basketball team.
Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced Spencer's decision to transfer on Thursday.
Spencer is a 6-foot-6 sophomore from Suffolk, Virginia, who appeared in just 25 games in his Clemson career. He averaged 1.3 points and less than a rebound a game for the Tigers.
Brownell thanked Spencer for his commitment and dedication the past two seasons.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's backcourt of Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell have decided to enter the NBA draft.
Tigers coach Brad Brownell said neither player would hire an agent, meaning they could return for a final college season after getting evaluated by pro personnel.
Reed was Clemson's leading scorer this season at 15.8 points a game. Mitchell averaged 12.2 points a game and led the Tigers with 119 assists this season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After Clemson's best NCAA Tournament run in 21 years, Brad Brownell believes his team is ready to keep winning.
"I'd like to think that we learned some things this year that will help us going forward," the coach said Thursday.
Some wondered if Brownell would ever reach this point at Clemson. The eighth-year coach had several tantalizing moments when it appeared the Tigers were ready to break through and remain among upper half of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Clemson’s NCAA run carries burden of higher expectations
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson exceeded all expectations with its run to the Sweet 16. The Tigers won't have the luxury of surprise next year.
Clemson was voted 13th in the 15-team Atlantic Coast Conference last October with many wondering if this would be the last of coach Brad Brownell. He was entering his eighth season running the team, with just one NCAA appearance — in 2011.
Duke, Clemson, Syracuse give Midwest a strong ACC flavor
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The ACC is looming large in downtown Omaha earlier than usual this year.
The Atlantic Coast Conference regularly sends a couple baseball teams to the College World Series each June. But the field for the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals at CenturyLink Center, across the street from where the CWS is played, is an anomaly.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The formula for Clemson's run to the Sweet 16 is simple — when the Tigers hit shots, they're difficult to beat.
Clemson (25-9) has made plenty of baskets its past two NCAA Tournament games to advance to its first Sweet 16 in 21 years. The Tigers will try and shoot their way into the Elite Eight when they take on No. 1 seed Kansas (29-7) in the Midwest Regional in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday.
Hot-shooting Clemson ousts New Mexico State 79-68
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shelton Mitchell and Gabe DeVoe led Clemson into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 21 years.
The Tigers are dancing into the weekend. The No. 12 seeds are all gone.
Mitchell scored a season-high 23 points, DeVoe had 22 and Clemson beat New Mexico State 79-68 on Friday night, closing out a perfect opening round for No. 5 seeds.
NEW YORK (AP) — Clemson scored 90 points, a school record for the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, against Boston College on Thursday to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2011.
Next up for the Tigers will be a very different kind of game against a very different kind of opponent: No. 1 Virginia. Clemson scored 36 points when it lost to the stifling Cavaliers in the regular season.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell was grateful his team set a record with its 11th Atlantic Coast Conference victory. He also hopes the mark doesn't last too long.
"It's something players will remember for a long time. It's good to talk about," said Brownell after the 18th-ranked Tigers defeated Florida State 76-63 on Wednesday night. "Hopefully, it's a record that will be broken again."
DeVoe’s 25 leads No. 15 Clemson to 75-67 win over Ga Tech
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell drew up the first play of Saturday's game to get an open 3-pointer for Gabe DeVoe, partly as a way to thank the senior for four good years.
It also served as a catalyst for the 15th-ranked Tigers as they ended a three-game losing streak.
DeVoe scored 25 points, making four of his seven 3-pointers, to lead Clemson (21-7, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) to a 75-67 win over Georgia Tech.
Clemson G Mitchell returns to campus, in concussion protocol
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson point guard Shelton Mitchell has returned to campus and is in the concussion protocol after spending a night in a Florida hospital after he got hit in the head late in the 11th-ranked Tigers 81-79 overtime loss to Florida State.
The school said Thursday that Mitchell returned safely. His condition would be updated by Tigers coach Brad Brownell on Friday.
DeVoe leads No. 20 Clemson past Wake Forest 75-67
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The 20th-ranked Clemson Tigers needed to protect a pair of foul-plagued defenders from the whistles, and had to cool down the Wake Forest shooters who kept their team in the game.
Coach Brad Brownell's little-used zone defense accomplished both things.
Gabe DeVoe scored 24 points and Clemson beat Wake Forest 75-67 on Saturday.
Grantham leads No. 19 Tigers to 72-63 win over No. 18 Canes
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell had a simple plan at the only practice before facing No. 18 Miami — don't shoot at all.
"We didn't shoot one free throw. We didn't shoot one shot," Brownell explained. "We didn't do anything."
Turns out, it was just what the 19th-ranked Tigers needed to outlast the Hurricanes 72-63 on Saturday.
Reed’s 24 leads No. 25 Clemson past Louisville 74-69 in OT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — A tough defense, an offense that makes key shots and an experienced starting five coach Brad Brownell trusts.
Clemson is playing some of its best basketball in many years.
Marcquise Reed scored 24 points and had a career-high five steals — two in overtime — to lead No. 25 Clemson to a 74-69 win over Louisville on Saturday.
Reed leads Clemson to 78-62 win over Wolfpack
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Elijah Thomas is like most everyone else out there — he's waiting to see more before fully believing in the Tigers' strong start.
Clemson (12-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) continued its best start in nine years and won its eighth consecutive game with a 78-62 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. Thomas, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds, accepts that all Tiger fans and those in college basketball are reserving judgment on the Tigers' start.
Clemson shuts down Rajin’ Cajuns for 7th straight win, 89-60
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's defensive resurgence continued Friday as the Tigers put the clamps on high-scoring Louisiana in an 89-60 victory at Littlejohn Coliseum.
"Our defense was really good in a lot of ways, challenged most shots," Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. "We rebounded it well against a good rebounding team and kept them out of transition."
Reed’s 3s lead Clemson to 64-48 win over South Carolina
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is on the cusp of the Top 25 and building a strong resume for March thanks to an offense that can win at any speed.
Held to its second lowest point total of the season, the Tigers (10-1) used a career-high 25 points from Marcquise Reed to beat South Carolina 64-48 on Tuesday night.
"Really, really good teams win in the 80s and win in the 50s," said Clemson coach Brad Brownell, whose team now has wins over South Carolina, Florida and Ohio State this season.
Grantham, Mitchell lift Clemson over Samford 81-59
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Donte Grantham scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to lead the Tigers to an 81-59 victory over Samford on Saturday.
All five of Clemson's starters scored in double figures. Shelton Mitchell also had 20 points, Gabe DeVoe scored 14 and Marcquise Reed and Elijah Thomas added 13 and 11, respectively.
Reed scores 19, Clemson cruises past Asheville 83-57
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Coming off its best win of the season at Ohio State, Clemson avoided any let down with a dominant performance Sunday.
Marcquise Reed drilled five 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help the Tigers knock off UNC Asheville 83-52.
Clemson rallies to beat Ohio State 79-65
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell was especially proud of how his team reacted after falling behind to Ohio State on Wednesday night. The Tigers clawed their way back in the second half and beat the Buckeyes 79-65 in a Big Ten-ACC Challenge game.
Marcquise Reed scored 22 points and Shelton Mitchell had 19 for Clemson (6-1), which won after trailing by as many as 13.
Clemson beats Texas Southern 84-77 behind Thomas, DeVoe
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Elijah Thomas reached career-highs with 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead Clemson to an 84-77 victory over Texas Southern on Friday.
Thomas, who recorded his second double-double of the year, made 10 of 11 field goals, the most of the junior center's career.
Senior Clemson guard Gabe DeVoe scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting and made all five of his 3-pointers, all career-highs.
Clemson coach Brad Brownell knows the Tigers won’t shoot the ball well every game.
That’s something that Brownell understands is part of the game, But careless turnovers, that’s something that Brownell just won’t tolerate.
Clemson coach Brad Brownell reunites with former assistant Earl Grant
Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell slipped into the back door of TD Arena on Wednesday afternoon hoping to see the end of the College of Charleston’s practice and catch up with an old friend.