T.O.'s ACC Tournament Diary (DAY II)

CHARLOTTE – Each day while Clemson is in Charlotte preparing for the ACC Tournament, Tigers freshman guard Terrence Oglesby will give CUTigers.com an exclusive account of what he's been doing on a daily basis and what his thoughts are about those experiences.

Last night, we didn't go out. We had food catered so we just ate here. After that, me, Raymond (Sykes), David (Potter) and Jerai (Grant) all went into a room and played some board games because there wasn't a whole heck of a lot to do. We were playing UNO and Sorry! and just different stuff. Ray and Cliff (Hammonds) are the kings of Sorry! but Cliff wasn't there this time. I won UNO. I'm the UNO king of the world.

This morning, we had breakfast at 10 o'clock and then hung out. We also had study hall today for an hour and a half. We go to the same place where we eat and we bring our computers and just catch up on some reports and get some advance assignments on a lot of stuff that we're going to have due here pretty soon. It's good for us because it keeps us on track. Just because we're on the road doesn't necessarily mean we have the day off. I guarantee that if it wasn't mandatory, half of us wouldn't be doing school work.

Then about 2 o'clock, we got lunch and then at 2:45 we had a team meeting with our team psychologist Joel Fish and he talked about what we need to do to take care of business in the ACC Tournament. He deals with a lot of team building stuff and getting your mental focus right. He's really helped me out a lot.

From there, we went to Queens University and their gym is called, ‘The Oven.' It reminded me of home. I didn't play in air conditioning until after my senior year in high school. It was kind of nice and it reminded me of home and I got going (draining threes) pretty good. We went at it pretty well. I think we're ready for this thing to get started.

I don't have any plans tonight. Yesterday was my birthday and I was kind of grimy because it was the first time in my life my parents hadn't been there for my birthday. It was a little bit of a bummer, but they're coming to the tournament, so I'll be able to see them here. I'm 20 now, so I'm no longer a teenager, so that was kind of a big deal for me. But for everybody else, they don't care. It's my birthday and we're traveling, but it's something I'm going to have to get used to over the next four years.

I haven't gotten any presents yet. I got a card from the coaches and that was nice. My girlfriend (Mallory Mitchell, a rally cat) came by and gave me a card and stuff and said happy birthday to me. They did sing to me today at practice, led by Sam Perry. It was good because they're basically my second family.

- T.O.

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