AUDIO: Oliver Purnell Postgame

CLEMSON - Listen to Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell after the Tigers' win over Georgia Tech.


GENERAL THOUGHTS: Anytime you can get out to a quick start, its good. We were able to quickly establish ourselves tonight. This sets up another big ball game against NC State. Wed love to get another one on the road.

ON CLIFF HAMMONDS: I cant imagine anyone playing better than he is. Hes scoring, hes guarding, hes handling the basketball, hes handling pressure. The biggest thing hes giving us right now is leadership.

ON DEFENSIVE INTENSITY: We kept the pedal to the metal, in trucking terms. It was nice to see; we wanted our defense to get better, because we let up last game. We pride ourselves on playing hard; if you watch us, you can see that.

ON DEMONTEZ STITT: Hes played pretty well since being back. Tonight, I thought he played really well. Sometimes, when you shift roles, it can be a little unsettling. But hes handled it well.

ON ANTHONY MORROW: We played shoetop defense on him. We made him put it down. Hes a good shooter, we wanted to make him drive.

ON IMPROVED FREE THROWS: Well, we got there. Top Stories