Clemson Basketball vs. UMass Preview


by -
Discuss on the Basketball Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Clemson Basketball vs. UMass Preview

GAME SETUP
CLEMSON (3-0) vs. UMass (3-0)

Date: Monday, November 23
Tipoff: 9:30 p.m. ET

Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena (16,800)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Philip Sikes-color)

Web: YouTube (BD Global Sports channel)

Clemson defeated UTSA and Texas Southern at home as part of the Men Who Speak Up Main Event. The Tigers now face UMass in the heavyweight bracket on Monday.

The Tigers last faced the Minutemen in the 2013 Charleston Classic; UMass defeated Clemson to claim the tournament final, 62-56.

The winner of Monday’s game faces the winner of Creighton vs. Rutgers for the tournament championship on Wednesday.

SERIES HISTORY

CU Series W-L record: Tied 1-1

Streak: UMass won the last meeting in 2013-14

TIGER TRACKS

This is the Tiger program’s first trip to Las Vegas for basketball since the 1983-84 season, when Clemson played at UNLV and two days later played Marshall in a neutral site game.

Four members of Clemson’s current team played in the most recent game against UMass in 2013. Jaron Blossomgame posted nine points in 24 minutes. Sidy Djitte, Landry Nnoko and Jordan Roper also played. Roper suffered a concussion and was limited to five minutes.

Clemson’s starting backcourt of Avry Holmes and Roper enter the event with a combined 28-to-3 assist-to-turnover ratio. Roper has just one against 16 assists, and has led the Tigers in helpers all three games this season.

Roper is set to play his 100th career game Monday against the Minutemen.

Jaron Blossomgame is coming off a season-high 22 points against Texas Southern; he tied a career-best with nine field goals.

Sidy Djitte posted his first career double-double last time out; he did it with career high totals for both points (13) and rebounds (11).

Tags: Jaron Blossomgame, Jordan Roper, Landry Nnoko, Sidy Djitte, Avry Holmes, Avry Holmes
Discuss on the Basketball Message Board   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Loading...
Post your comments!
Kelly Bryant updates his injury status
Kelly Bryant updates his injury status
Former Clemson standout announces retirement
Former Clemson standout announces retirement
Clemson Baseball practices and scrimmages open to public
Clemson Baseball practices and scrimmages open to public
WATCH: David Hood's recap of Tuesday's press conference
WATCH: David Hood's recap of Tuesday's press conference
Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry? Swinney looks ahead to Yellow Jackets
Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry? Swinney looks ahead to Yellow Jackets
WATCH: Dabo Swinney press conference previewing Clemson-GT
WATCH: Dabo Swinney press conference previewing Clemson-GT
WATCH: Lawrence to Ross ranked No. 2 ACC play of the week
WATCH: Lawrence to Ross ranked No. 2 ACC play of the week
Playoff; Blowouts; QB Comparison
Playoff; Blowouts; QB Comparison
TV announcers for Clemson-Georgia Tech
TV announcers for Clemson-Georgia Tech
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest