Clemson advances to Cayman Islands final over Georgia
|Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 3:28 PM-|
No. 16 Clemson improved to a 5-0 start Tuesday for the first time since the 2013-14 season with a 64-49 win over Georgia to advance to the Cayman Islands Classic final.
Clemson will take on Creighton at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (airing on Facebook Live).
Senior guard Marcquise Reed led all scorers with 24 points - to go with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals - in a game the Tigers led from start to finish. Elijah Thomas posted another double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Shelton Mitchell also reached double-figure scoring (13).
The win was a seventh in a row versus an SEC opponent with the next opportunity coming at another neutral site in Newark, New Jersey versus Mississippi State on Dec. 8.
Notes (via Clemson athletics): Clemson is now 15-10 in regular season tournaments under Brad Brownell … Brad Brownell wins his 154th game at Clemson – leaving him three wins shy of passing Bill Foster for second all-time in program history … Marcquise Reed scored a team-high 24 points – his 27th career 20-point outing … Reed also grabbed nine rebounds – marking the 30th time in his career that he has collected at least five in a contest … Elijah Thomas notched his 13th career double-double, including the second in as many games this season … Thomas swatted one shot and now has 112 for his career – 14 shy of tying John Campbell (1977-80) for 10th all-time in program history … David Skara tied his career-high with three steals.
“Tremendous job executing our defensive plan. Tremendous job. Great win, but we’re trying to get one more. Finish the job, finish our mission.” -@Coach_Brownell #ClemsonGRIT pic.twitter.com/7QHNek1voV— Clemson Basketball (@ClemsonMBB) November 20, 2018
High-level trolling from Clemson here ... Tigers just beat Georgia and they tweet a photo of Parker Fox — the son of former Georgia coach Mark Fox. FYI — Parker is a freshman walk-on who didn’t play in the game. https://t.co/r9JSBKQhLB— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 20, 2018
Hey ppl in @theACC need to realize @ClemsonMBB is a veteran team with a winners mentality / they play solid TEAM D / held Georgia to 49 / yes won 64-49 as Tigers guards M REED & S MITCHELL r a tough duo .— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) November 20, 2018