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: An Inititial Look at Clemson

Clemson University
Founded 1889
Undergrads: 14,000
Famous Alumni: Strom Thurmond

NCAA Tourny History
Tournament Appearances: 7 (last 1998)
Final Fours: 0
Championships: 0
Win-Loss: 8-7

2008
23-9 (12-7)
Coach Olliver Purnell
RPI: 19
SOS: 17
Key Wins: Duke, Miami (FL)

The Players
K.C. Rivers(6-5, 215 lb., JR)

30.6 MIN, 14.5 PPG, 6.5 Rebs, 40.7 3PT%, 66.7 FT%

Cliff Hammonds(6-3, 200 lb., SR)
34.5 MIN, 11.7 PPG, 4.0Assts, 4.2 Rebs, 43.6 FT%
Playing with a cast on his broken right (non-shooting) wrist.

Trevor Booker(6-7, 235 lb., SO)
26.6 MIN, 11.1 PPG, 7.5 Rebs, 55.3 FG%

James Mays(6-9, 230 lb., SR)
27.1 MIN, 10.7 PPG, 7.0 Rebs, 1.8 Steals, 52.5 FT%

Demontez Stitt(6-2, 170 lb., SO)
23.0 MIN, 9.0 PPG, 3.0 Assts, 77.6 FT%, 21.6 3PT%

Terrence Oglesby(6-2, 185 lb., FR)
18.3 MIN, 10.6 PPG, 1.7 Rebs, 41.6 3PT%, 39.8 FG%

David Potter(6-6, 205 lb., SO)
16.3 MIN, 5.2 PPG, 2.2 Rebs. 0.8 steals, 42.2 FG%

Scouting report
The Tigers routinely score in the high 70s and low 80s, thanks to a balanced attack in which five different guys average in double figures. They have nine players averaging double-figure minutes, and employs a full-court trapping pressure defense designed to force turnovers and exhaust opponents.

Achilles' Heel Clemson is the worst free-throw shooting team in the ACC and the NCAA Tournament.

An opponent can routinely break Clemson's pressure defense and get easy baskets.