After a last-minute, heartbreaking, one-point loss to Alabama, Clemson looks to rebound against PC and improve to 7-3 Tuesday night at the Well in Greenville.
The Clemson Tigers (6-3) host the Presbyterian Blue Hose (4-2) on Tuesday. Clemson is coming off a tough 50-51 loss to Alabama on Sunday.
Clemson projected starters:
- PG Avry Holmes
- SG Jordan Roper
- SF Donte Grantham
- PF Jaron Blossomgame
- C Landry Nnoko
Sidy Djitte started over Landry Nnoko in the team's loss to Alabama, but Nnoko came off the bench led the team in scoring with 15 points.
Jaron Blossomgame had 13 and 11 blocks as a freshman and sophomore. He already has 16 through 9 games this season.
Jordan Roper's 36:4 assist-turnover ratio through 9 games currently leads the NCAA.
Presbyterian forward DeSean Murray (6'5") is currently averaging 21.6 points per game. All of Murray's points have come on two-point field goals (66.7%). He's 0/2 from three this season.
The Tigers and Presbyterian last played in 2012, and Clemson has won the last seven games (since 1972-73). The Tigers lead the series history 56-18-1.
Watch: The game is being streamed on ESPN3 on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET.
• Presbyterian is one of Clemson’s oldest rivals, as the series dates to 1915-16, the fourth season in Tiger men’s basketball history.
• Presbyterian assistant coach Cassius Bosket was a manager for the Tigers from 2009-13.
• Clemson’s defense has held its last two opponents, Wofford and Alabama, to 51 points apiece. The two teams combined to shoot just 37-110 (33.6 percent) against the Tigers’ improving defense.
• The Tigers are coming off a season-high 10 blocks against Alabama, four by center Landry Nnoko. He also led Clemson in scoring for the first time this season with 15 points.
• Clemson was out-rebounded by 14 in the game against Alabama, the program’s most lopsided deficit on the boards since the ACC opener last season against North Carolina.
• Avry Holmes continued his hot shooting with a 2-4 performance outside the arc Sunday; he now has multiple three-point goals in six straight games and is 16-31 over that stretch (.516).