Clemson, Wichita State meet in NIT second round
No. 6 seed Wichita State (20-14) vs. No. 2 seed Clemson (20-13)
NIT Second Round, Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed had 24 points as Clemson defeated Wright State 75-69 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
Elijah Thomas had 17 points and three blocks for...
Johnson helps NC State edge Clemson 59-58 in ACCs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For the second time, North Carolina State waited until the last possible moment to beat Clemson.
Markell Johnson hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left and the...
Clemson meets NC State in ACC tourney
No. 9 seed Clemson (19-12, 9-9) vs. No. 8 seed North Carolina State (21-10, 9-9)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Second Round, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 11...
Reed rallies Clemson to 67-55 win over Syracuse
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed has played like its NCAA Tournament time for weeks as Clemson fights to land on the right side of the bubble. He had second-half performance against Syracuse...
Clemson seeks revenge on Syracuse
Syracuse (19-11, 10-7) vs. Clemson (18-12, 8-9)
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Clemson seeks revenge on Syracuse after dropping the...
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...
ND looks to end streak vs Clemson
Clemson (17-12, 7-9) vs. Notre Dame (13-16, 3-13)
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Clemson looks to extend Notre Dame's...
Clemson faces tough test vs No. 5 UNC
No. 5 North Carolina (23-5, 13-2) vs. Clemson (17-11, 7-8)
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 5 UNC presents a tough challenge for...
Clemson starts hot, holds off Pittsburgh 62-48
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shot clock running down, Clemson's David Skara collected the ball and chucked it toward the basket. The ball smacked off the middle of the backboard and through the net for...
Clemson looks to extend streak vs Pitt
Clemson (16-11, 6-8) vs. Pittsburgh (12-15, 2-12)
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Clemson looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head...
Reed leads Clemson to 76-66 victory over Boston College
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed knew time was running out on his final college season. He made sure his Clemson teammates knew that, too.
Clemson looks to extend streak vs BC
Boston College (13-12, 4-9) vs. Clemson (15-11, 5-8)
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Clemson looks for its eighth straight win in the...
Johnson’s jumper gives Miami 65-64 win over Clemson
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For someone who struggled offensively in the first 39 minutes, Zach Johnson scored at the most crucial of times.
Johnson's jumper with 0.4 seconds remaining gave Miami a 65-64 victory over Clemson on Wednesday night.
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.
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.
Beverly’s 3 helps No. 21 NC State rally past Clemson 69-67
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State kept hanging around, even down six with 26.5 seconds to go.
"I told them, 'Believe,'" Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts said.
Turns out Keatts knew what he was talking about, thanks to a few missed free throws from Clemson and one huge shot from sophomore Braxton Beverly.
Beverly shook off a bumpy shooting game by knocking down a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer, capping the 21st-ranked Wolfpack's rally in the final seconds to stun the Tigers 69-67 on Saturday.
Reed leads Clemson to 72-60 victory over Georgia Tech
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed was frustrated his final year in the Atlantic Coast Conference began with three straight losses. He took it upon himself to make sure Clemson's losing streak didn't get any longer.
Reed had 19 of his career-high 30 points in the opening half as the Tigers opened up a double-digit lead and held on to defeat Georgia Tech 72-60 on Wednesday night.
Syracuse gets 14 points from Hughes, beats Clemson 61-53
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — On a night when Syracuse's trademark zone defense was effective against Clemson, coach Jim Boeheim's lesser-known press helped the Orange to their fourth straight win.
Elijah Hughes had 14 points to lead four Syracuse players in double figures and the Syracuse beat Clemson 61-53 Wednesday night, holding the Tigers to a season-low in scoring.
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.
Reed, Thomas help Clemson hold off Saint Peter’s 65-60
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed tossed in 21 points with three assists and three steals and Elijah Thomas posted a double-double as Clemson outlasted Saint Peter's 65-60 on Tuesday night.
The Latest: Creighton wins 2nd annual Cayman Islands Classic
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — The Latest on the Cayman Islands Classic (all times local):
Sophomore Ty-Shon Alexander made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 36 points to lead Creighton past No. 16 Clemson 87-82 on Wednesday night in the championship game of the second annual Cayman Islands Classic.
Alexander, who was named the most outstanding player of the tournament, was 9-of-16 shooting, missing just five from distance, and made all 11 of his free throws.
Mitchell, No. 16 Clemson top Akron in Cayman Islands Classic
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Shelton Mitchell scored 22 points with four steals, Elijah Thomas had 15 points and 12 rebounds and No. 16 Clemson beat Akron 72-69 on Monday in the first game of the Cayman Islands Classic.
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 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 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.
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 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, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added its second 6-foot-10 transfer this offseason in UNC Asheville forward Jonathan Baehre.
Baehre started 21 games for the Bulldogs as a sophomore, averaging 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds a game. Baehre must sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules. He'll have two years of eligibility left.
Clemson forward Skara to give up senior year to go pro
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson forward David Skara will not return to the Tigers next season, giving up his senior season to pursue playing pro basketball.
Skara is a 6-foot-8 forward from Croatia, who helped his country win a bronze medal at the FIBA U17 championships in 2012. Skara said Wednesday it was in his best interest to go pro after he receives his undergraduate degree in May.
Skara played at Valparaiso for two seasons before transferring to the Clemson.
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.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clemson isn't all about football.
The Tigers are pretty good at basketball, too, and are going to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 21 years.
Gabe DeVoe scored 22 points and Elijah Thomas had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson, which closed the first half with a 25-4 run that helped it beat cold-shooting Auburn 84-53 on Sunday and advance to the Midwest Region semifinal.
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."
No. 20 Clemson ends skid vs UNC, beats No. 19 Tar Heels
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Gabe DeVoe had one thought when the game ended and Clemson fans poured onto the court to celebrate the Tigers' first win over North Carolina in eight years.
"I was just trying to get out of the way," DeVoe said with a smile after Clemson's 82-78 victory Tuesday night.
Forgive DeVoe and the rest of the 20th-ranked Tigers if they don't know how to react after beating North Carolina. After all, it happens so rarely.
DeVoe, Reed help No. 18 Clemson hold off Georgia Tech
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcquise Reed saw the matchup he wanted and drove to the basket.
The senior guard felt confident making the turn near the baseline, getting just the space he needed to beat a power forward to the rim.
"I had a four-man on me and just tried to make a play," Reed said. "If there's a four-man on me, I'm going to drive it."
Gabe DeVoe scored a career-high 25 points, Reed hit a decisive layup in the closing seconds and No. 18 Clemson held off Georgia Tech 72-70 on Sunday night.
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.
Grantham’ 23 points, 14 boards helps No. 25 Clemson beat BC
BOSTON (AP) — Clemson came onto the court with a national ranking for the first time in nearly eight years and completely controlled Boston College in the opening half.
In the second, they made just enough plays to hold off the Eagles.
Donte Grantham scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Marcquise Reed hit two key free throws to help No. 25 Clemson beat Boston College 74-70 on Wednesday night.
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.
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.
Clemson rallies past No. 22 Florida 71-69
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Marcquise Reed threw a 75-foot pass in the final minute to put the Clemson Tigers ahead, and kept them there by making a free throw mix-up moot.
With the junior guard's help, Clemson rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half Saturday to beat No. 22 Florida 71-69 in the Orange Bowl Classic.
Clemson (9-1) beat a ranked team for only the eighth time in school history and continued its best start since 2008.
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.