CLEMSON (10-1) vs. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (10-2)
Date: Friday, December 22
Tipoff: 3:01 p.m. ET
Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)
Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: ACCN Extra (Pete Yanity -pbp; Jim Davis-color)
• Clemson will face Louisiana-Lafayette of the first time in program history.
• Clemson is 28-3 all-time against members of the Sun Belt Conference.
• Donte Grantham is a mere nine points shy of reaching 1,000 for his career - becoming the 39th player in Clemson history to achieve that feat.
• Tigers improved to a nice 69-29 record in Nov./Dec. under Brownell.
• With his 25-point performance against South Carolina, Marcquise Reed has now scored exactly 500 points in a Clemson uniform.
• The Tigers received 35 votes in this week’s AP Top 25 poll (ranked 28th). They received 10 votes in USA Today coaches poll. Clemson’s RPI checks in at 21st nationally.
• Marcquise Reed earned named ACC Player of the Week honors (12/18/17).
• Reed has now scored exactly 500 points in his Clemson career.
• He is one of just 15 players in the country to average at least 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.
• Coach Brownell (134 victories at Clemson) is four wins shy of tying and five shy of passing Oliver Purnell for the third most wins at Clemson.
• Elijah Thomas is one of only seven players in the country currently averaging at least 11.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.
• Grantham (991) is just nine points shy of becoming the 39th 1,000-point scorer in Clemson history.Reply
DeVoe hit a falling-down 3 at the end of the shot clock for the first bucket of the game, and Skara hit his first 3 of the season. Eli did not start the game for some reason--probably disciplinary because he came in after the first couple minutes. Donnal started in his place, and Grantham won the tip.
Tigers lead 17-10 with under 12 mins left in the half. Grantham has 5 points, Mitchell 4.
Mitchell hits a runner after a nice long possession with good patience by the Tigers! They lead 19-12 with under 10 mins left in the half. Mitchell leads with 6.
Tigers lead by 8 with 6:30 to play in the half. Mitchell with 8, Grantham 6.