Clemson plays Colorado for tourney title in late-night Vegas matchup


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Clemson plays Colorado for tourney title in late-night Vegas matchup

The Clemson Tigers (5-1) will take on the No. 21/24 Colorado Buffaloes (4-0) on Tuesday, Nov. 26 in the MGM Main Event Title game. Tipoff from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. is slated for 11:30 p.m. ET.

The contest will be televised on ESPN2 with Andy Kennedy and Tom Hart calling the action courtside, while Don Munson and Tim Bourret will call the action on the radio waves. The radio call will be available on the Clemson Tigers Network and Tunein.com.

CLEMSON BASKETBALL HEADLINES

• Clemson stepped up under pressure and pulled off a gritty victory in its 2019 MGM Resorts Main Event opener. The Tigers defeated TCU 62-60 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday. After putting together a 15-0 run to close out the second half, Clemson prevailed in overtime and advanced to Tuesday’s championship game. TCU was held scoreless for over seven minutes to close the second half.

• Scoring 22 points, Tevin Mack notched his sixth double-digit scoring game of the season for the Tigers in six games played.

• Six games in a row in double-figures ties his career-high. He previously scored in double figures in six-straight games from Nov. 29-Dec. 21, 2016 while at Texas. It marked Mack’s 38th career double-digit scoring game. While it was his first 20-point game of the season, it was his 8th career 20-point outing.

• In the Tigers’ first game of the MGM Resorts Main Event against TCU, Simms posted 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to notch his second career double-double and nearly manage his first career triple double.

• The Tigers are outscoring opponents off turnovers this season by a decisive margin of 124-57.

• This is the first time Clemson and Colorado have played.

Projected lineups

(--/--) Clemson Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG

G 2 Al-Amir Dawes 6-2 180 Fr. Newark, N.J. 6/6 10.8 2.8 3.0 30.1

G 3 Chase Hunter 6-3 180 Fr. Atlanta, Ga. 5/4 7.0 1.8 2.6 24.7

G 15 John Newman III 6-5 197 So. Greensboro, N.C. 6/6 10.8 3.8 2.3 30.2

F 13 Tevin Mack 6-6 227 Gr. Columbia, S.C. 6/6 16.2 4.8 1.5 27.7

F 25 Aamir Simms 6-8.5 240 Jr. Palmyra, Va. 6/6 10.0 9.2 2.5 29.6

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F 5 Hunter Tyson 6-8 211 So. Monroe, N.C. 6/0 7.3 3.7 0.3 14.6

G 10 Curran Scott 6-4 205 Gr. Edmond, Okla. 6/1 6.2 2.2 1.7 19.6

G 11 Parker Fox 6-6 202 So. Reno, Nev. 2/0 1.0 0.0 0.0 4.3

G 12 Alex Hemenway 6-3 180 Fr. Newburgh, Ind. 2/0 4.5 0.0 0.0 12.0

F 20 O’Neil McBride 6-7 195 Fr. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 2/0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.7

F 21 Khavon Moore 6-8 217 So. Macon, Ga. 6/0 2.3 3.5 1.0 14.0

G 31 Wells Hoag 6-2 180 So. Greenville, S.C. 1/0 5.0 1.0 0.0 7.5

F 32 Paul Grinde 6-10 300 Gr. Virginia Beach, Va. 2/0 3.0 0.5 0.0 4.8

C 55 Trey Jemison 7-0 256 So. Birmingham, Ala. 6/0 2.8 2.3 0.2 8.3

(21/24) Colorado Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG

G 2 Daylen Kountz 6-4 191 So. Denver, Colo. 4/4 3.5 0.5 0.5 20.4

G 5 D’Shawn Schwartz 6-7 232 Jr. Colorado Springs, Colo. 4/4 12.5 2.8 1.8 24.9

G 25 McKinley Wright IV 6-0 196 Jr. North Robbinsdale, Minn. 4/4 12.8 4.0 3.8 30.9

G 1 Tyler Bey 6-7 216 Jr. Las Vegas, Nev. 4/4 14.0 12.0 2.5 26.5

F 21 Evan Battey 6-8 262 So. View Park, Calif. 4/4 7.8 7.3 1.3 22.5

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