Audio: CU 87 WCU 64

CLEMSON - Head coach Brad Brownell talks about his first win as Clemson basketball coach.


"Overall, I was pleased with our guys' effort tonight. We got off to a great start. I thought our starters played well. We would have liked to see Demontez (Stitt) get a few more minutes but we were ready to play and I thought Western Carolina was ready to play. They have kids that were in this building before and were excited to be here and our guys did a good job of keeping them from getting into their sets offensively. We did a good job of finding a way to get the ball inside to take advantage of our side."

ON HANDLING WESTERN CAROLINA: "There are ebbs and flows of basketball. I thought us getting off to a good start really helped. There was a little spot in the middle where they made a run but I was pleased with our guys' ability to get stops."

ON BEING READY: "I think the biggest thing that I was impressed with was that we were ready to play. Our guys came in energized and excited and really got after it."

ON OFFENSIVE PRODUCTION: "It was okay. We struggled getting into the flow but we scored a lot of points and didn't turn the ball over much." Top Stories