Previewing Coastal Carolina

Clemson will play its third in-state opponent in as many games when Coastal Carolina heads to Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday night.

WHAT: Clemson vs. Coastal Carolina
WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000) - Clemson, S.C.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 22 (9:07 p.m.)

Clemson [2-1] is coming off a 72-69 home loss to College of Charleston after back-to-back wins against Gardner-Webb and The Citadel.

Led by former Clemson head coach Cliff Ellis, who's in his fifth season at Coastal Carolina, the Chanticleers are a perfect 4-0 this season. A week ago, Coastal Carolina knocked off LSU, 71-63.

For the first time since he left Clemson in 1994, Ellis will return to the hardwood at Littlejohn Coliseum.

He won 177 games in his 10 seasons at Clemson, a record by a Tiger head coach. A two-time ACC Coach of the Year, Ellis led Clemson to eight postseason appearances, including three NCAA Tournaments berths.

Ellis' 1989-90 squad, which won the ACC regular season title, advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

The Chanticleers are shooting at a 54 percent clip from the field. Four of the team's starters are hitting over 50 percent from the field, including Kierre Greenwood, who's hit 62 percent from the field.

Anthony Raffa leads the team with 16.8 points per game. Chris Gradnigo [13.3], Greenwood [11.3] and Sam McLaurin [10.5] also average double figures.

Devin Booker set several career bests against College of Charleston -- rebounds [14], offensive rebounds [seven] and minutes [37].

Tuesday's game will mark the 100th game Tanner Smith will play in during his Clemson career.

Andre Young, who tied a career-high with nine assists against College of Charleston, is second in the ACC this season with a 5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Young recently passed Elden Campbell for 15th on Clemson's all-time steals list with 137 in his career. With 15 more, he'll move into the top-10.

Milton Jennings is the only Clemson player to score in double-digits in every game this season.

Coastal Carolina (4-0)
G #2 Anthony Raffa (6-1, 170) - 16.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG
G #55 Kierre Greenwood (6-2, 175) - 11.3 PPG, 4.5 APG
F #5 Sam McLaurin (6-8, 230) - 10.5 PPG, 9.8 RPG
F #15 Chris Gradnigo (6-7, 223) - 13.3 PPG, 7 RPG
C #40 Jon Pack (6-11, 250) - 8.8 PPG, 7 RPG

Clemson (2-1)
G #1 T.J. Sapp (6-2, 180) - 7 PPG 7.3 RPG
G #11 Andre Young (5-9, 170) - 12.3 PPG, 5 APG
G #5 Tanner Smith (6-5, 210) - 10.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG
F #24 Milton Jennings (6-9, 225) - 10.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG
F #31 Devin Booker (6-8, 245) - 12.7 PPG, 7 RPG Top Stories