WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) - Clemson, S.C.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 15 (7 p.m.)
SPREAD: Clemson by 10.5
Brad Brownell, who turns 42 on Monday, started his Clemson career off with a bang Friday night, beating Western Carolina 87-64.
"I was impressed with the energy level of Clemson, especially in the first half," Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter said after the game. "They played very well together."
Wofford travels to Clemson for the first-time since the Tigers' 93-40 win in the 2008-09 season opener.
The Terriers are coming off Friday's 69-55 loss at Minnesota.
Led by SoCon Player of the Year and Tournament MVP Noah Dahlman, who averaged 16.6 points and 6.3 rebounds as a junior, Wofford head coach Mike Young returns four starters from last season's NCAA Tournament team that nearly knocked off 3-seed Wisconsin in the school's first-ever appearance in the tournament.
The Terriers were also picked to win the Southern Division in the Southern Conference this season.
In the low post, Dahlman will matchup with the likes of Devin Booker and Jerai Grant.
Booker had a team-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting against Western Carolina.
Clemson jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the first half and never looked back.
For the most part, Brownell was satisfied with execution on the offensive end.
"We had some trouble, in terms of getting into flow and just moving as well as I would have liked, and getting the ball moving like I would have liked…we don't know how to grind and flow with it yet," he said.
After the game, Booker said he's confident with the motion offense Brownell employs.
The Tigers cruised to a 87-64 win over Western Carolina Friday night. (AP)
Clemson shot 59 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point land. Shooting from the free-throw line was an abysmal 25-of-46 (54 percent).
Brownell wasn't worried about the team's performance from the charity stripe.
"We joked about it at the end of the game with the team," he said. "I haven't really talked about free throws. To be honest with you, we shot the ball well in the scrimmage. We shot the ball from the line in the exhibition. We shoot the ball pretty well in practice. I think, the less we talk about it, the better we'll be."
F #42 Noah Dahlman (6-6, 215) - 15 PPG, 3 RPG
F #41 Tim Johnson (6-6,228) - 10 PPG, 13 RPG
G #35 Brad Loesing (6-0,180) - 2 PPG, 1 RPG
G #5 Jamar Diggs (6-2,180) - 10 PPG, 5 RPG
G #1 Cameron Rundles (6-1,190) – 14 PPG, 2 APG
G #2 Demontez Stitt (6-2,175) - 7 PPG,
G #11 Andre Young (5-9, 170) - 10 PPG, 4 APG
G #5 Tanner Smith (6-5,210) - 12 PPG, 7 RPG
F #45 Jerai Grant (6-8,220) - 9 PPG, 4 RPG
F #31 Devin Booker (6-8,245) - 16 PPG, 7 RPG