CUTrevor 2017-11-19 10:52:03

Tigers look to improve to 5-0! They tip off at 9:30 ET on ESPN2 in Charleston. Grantham is the story of the young season, scoring 73 points in the last 4 games and shooting close to 80% from the field! He is finally looking like the player we hoped we'd see the last couple years. If he plays even close to this well the rest of the season, the Tigers should make the NCAA barring injuries. Speaking of which, keep an eye on Shelton Mitchell tonight. It's their third game in four days, and he has that chronically bad knee. Reed has run the point well when Mitchell's been out. By the way, Reed had a great game on Friday night. He is the first Tiger since Horace Grant to score 16 points with 11 rebounds and 6 assists! Finally, Eli Thomas needs to avoid the careless fouls early! He had no fouls on Thursday night and played his best career game, but on Friday night he committed 3 early fouls, all on the offensive end, and was on the bench most of the game.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 10:54:17


CLEMSON (4-0) vs. TEMPLE (2-0)

Date: Sunday, November 19

Tipoff: 9:30 p.m. ET

Arena: TD Arena (5,100)

Radio: CTN (William Qualkinbush-pbp; Terrence Oglesby-color)

TV: ESPN2 (Doug Sherman-pbp; Cory Alexander-color)

• For the third time in their Charleston Classic history, Clemson will face-off against Temple. Clemson’s all-time mark in the tournament is 7-1.

• The Tigers are 2-2 all-time against the Owls, including a win in the 2008 Charleston Classic title game (76-72).

• Clemson has won the last two games of the series - both of which have come in the Charleston Classic (2008, 2013).

• Under the direction of Brad Brownell, the Tigers are a combined 61-28 (.685) in the month of November since the beginning of the 2010-11 season.


CU Series W-L record: Series is tied 2-2.
Streak: Clemson has won the last two games of the series.



• Clemson is off to its best start since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
• Marcquise Reed notched his first career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Reed matched his career-high with six assists.

• Friday was the fourth straight game the Tigers boasted at least four double-digit scorers.

• Donte Grantham has produced back-to-back double-digit scoring games and his fifth career 20-point outing. Grantham matched his career-high with 22 points against Hofstra.

• The Tigers assisted on 62.0 percent of its made field goals (18 assists on 29 made field goals).

• Clemson moved to 4-0 all-time against Hofstra and 21-5 all-time against members of the CAA.

• The Tigers are now 63-28 in the month of November under Brad Brownell.

• Coach Brownell is just five wins shy of 300 for his career (295).


CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:09:56

Tigers wearing White tonight after wearing Orange in their last two wins. Uh-oh!

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:10:46

Eli banks in a turnaround jumper from the low blocks to put the Tigers on the board on their 3rd possession. Tied 2-2.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:12:39

Nice dish from Reed to Eli for a dunk! Tied 4-4.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:14:31

Mitchell drives and feeds Eli for a layup! Thomas has all 6 of the Tigers' points. Tied again.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:18:35

Wow, interestingly 9 years ago to the day, the Tigers beat Temple in the inaugural Charleston Classic Championship! Also, on Thursday night Eli Thomas was the first Tiger to post at least 15 points and 15 rebounds in a game since Trevor Booker did it, also 9 years ago to the day. Talk about deja vu! Let's hope that continues!

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:23:18

Grantham gets on the board with a 3! Tigers trail 10-9.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:23:45

Mitchell with a 3! Back-to-back 3's for the Tigers, who now lead 12-10.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:26:00

Mitchell for 3 again! Tigers lead 15-14 with 12 mins left in the half.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:27:47

Grantham with a nice drive and layup with the left hand. Tigers lead 17-14.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:28:48

Donnal and Spencer in the game now.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:29:26

Tigers give up a 3 and then a turnover for a layup. They trail 19-17 now.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:31:14

Spencer makes a short jumper! Tied at 19.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:31:59

DeVoe running the point now with Mitchell on the bench.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:33:25

Bill Murray in the house! I thought he might make an appearance to cheer on the Tigers.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:43:38

Grantham misses the front end of a one-and-one. Tigers trail by 3.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:44:10

Mitchell drives for a layup. He has 8. Tigers trail by 3.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:45:10

Mitchell with another drive! He has 10 already with 6 mins left in the half. Tigers trail by 4.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:47:34

Donnal for 3! Tigers trail by 4 with under 4 mins left in the half.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:50:46

Reed hits a 3, but Tigers still trail by 3 with 2:15 to play in the half.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 21:59:09

Tigers get a steal, and Mitchell makes a couple free throws to end the half, but Tigers trail by 6. They've been getting killed from 3. Mitchell has 12 points. Grantham only 5 after averaging close to 20 over the last 4 games.


CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:02:25

Temple starts the half with yet another 3. Tigers trail by 9.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:03:25

And another 3 for Temple. Ridiculous.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:04:05

Reed answers with his second 3 of the game. Tigers trail by 9.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:05:47

Wow, Indiana State won by 21 AT Indiana before this tournament. They lost to Auburn, which lost to this Temple team. Indiana State also lost in overtime to the Ohio team that the Tigers just beat. So pretty good teams in this tournament!

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:08:32

Mitchell with another drive for a layup. He is carrying the Tigers right now with 14. Tigers still trail by 9. They need Grantham to get going.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:11:56

Brown hits his third 3 of the half for Temple. Tigers trail by 14, biggest deficit of the game.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:12:37

Grantham with a dunk for his first points of the half over 7 minutes in. Tigers trail by 12.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:13:22

Reed with a transition layup to cut it to 10.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:16:32

Donnal fouled on a 3 and makes all 3! Tigers within 7 now after a 7-0 run. 11 mins to play.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:16:56

And of course Temple hits another 3. Lol Tigers down by 10 again.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:17:40

Donnal answers with a 3! He's scored the last 6 for the Tigers. They trail by 7 again with 9:30 to play.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:18:19

Ugh Reed draws back rim on a 3. That would have cut it to 4.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:21:21

Ugh Sims keeps chucking up 3's, and I don't think he's made one yet this season. Tigers down 11 with 6 mins left.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:22:29

Reed drives for a layup and cuts it to 9 with just over 5 mins left.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:23:31

Grantham misses a 3. He looks like the Grantham from last year tonight.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:24:56

Eli transition layup cuts the lead to 7 with 3 mins to play. Gotta get a couple stops!

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:26:05

Story of the night. Temple hits another 3 out of the timeout. Tigers trail by 10.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:26:44

Grantham layup but probably too little too late. Tigers trail by 8 with 2 minutes left.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:27:50

Reed drives for a quick layup. Tigers down 6 with 1:30 left.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:28:50

Tigers get a stop on D, and Mitchell goes coast to coast for a layup! Tigers down 4 with 50 seconds left!

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:31:19

Tigers' full court press forces a turnover! Chance to cut the lead to 1 or 2 with 50 seconds left!

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:32:09

Ugh Grantham takes an immediate contested 3 and misses. Not a good shot. 

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:33:12

Tigers forced to foul, and Temple makes em both. Tigers down 6.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:34:23

Reed fouled on a 3 but only makes 2. Tigers down 4 with 23 seconds left. That hurt. Reed rarely misses.

CUTrevor 2017-11-19 22:38:53

Good effort to come back late, but the Tigers lose their first game of the season, 67-60. That's a good Temple team, but the Tigers did not play as well as they have the past few games--especially on the offensive side. Gave up too many 3's on the defensive end. This will not be a bad loss on the resume, though.

CUTrevor 2017-11-20 09:37:15

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University men’s basketball dropped its first game of the season on Sunday night to Temple, 67-60, in the title game of the Charleston Classic.


Three Tigers reached double-figures with Shelton Mitchell leading the way with 16 points, while Marcquise Reed (14) and Donte Grantham (13) also posted double-digits.


Grantham grabbed a team-high nine rebounds – nearly notching his second double-double of the season. Reed finished with seven, Elijah Thomas with six and Mitchell finished with five.


The Tigers (4-1) used back-to-back threes from Grantham and Mitchell to take a 12-10 lead early on. Clemson’s largest lead came after another Mitchell three and a Grantham layup at 17-14 with 11:15 left in the first half.


In the opening half, the Owls (3-0) scored 15 points off of seven Tiger turnovers and also posted nine second-chance points after grabbing nine offensive boards to take a 37-31 lead into the break.


Temple pushed its lead to a game-high 14 points in the second half and fended off the Tigers comeback bid all the way to the end to seal the seven-point victory.


Clemson returns to the court on Friday, Nov. 24when it hosts Texas Southern in Littlejohn Coliseumat 3 p.m.


Notes: With the loss, the Tigers fell to 7-2 all-time in the Charleston Classic – having reached the final game in all three tournaments … also with the loss, Clemson falls to 2-3 all-time against Temple … Mark Donnal tied his season-high with nine points … Reed has posted back-to-back games of 7+ rebounds after having a career-high of six prior to Friday night … 16 points for Shelton Mitchell tied his season-high … the Tigers were outscored 25-7 in points off turnovers.