AUDIO: Michigan 69 Clemson 61

CLEMSON - Listen to post-game interviews with Brad Brownell, Demontez Stitt and Jerai Grant on Tuesday night's 69-61 loss to Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

"We lacked some spark and energy early in the game. Our defense didn't have the kind of pressure that we have had earlier this season. The way Michigan runs their offense puts you on your heels, and I attribute that to our slow start. We didn't make shots, but then we did make a few adjustments. We could never get that big shot to go.

"We didn't make shots. Some of that was Michigan's defense. What was more troubling to me was our defense. We didn't handle their offense well. They got very comfortable and made shots.

"We didn't do enough in the first half defensively to give ourselves a shot in the game. We played better in the second half, but you have to play really well to come back from being down 16. When we made a mistake defensively, they took advantage and finished.

"Milton (Jennings) wasn't as good as he's been of late. And he could have played defense a little better. So we had to start playing guys like Tanner (Smith) and Noel (Johnson) to force something and try to overcome it. We are not going to play that way very much, but Michigan was packing it in defensively.

"Michigan made shots when they were open. If we were a step behind, they always finished."


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