Clemson vs. Hofstra Series
Friday's game will mark just the third meeting
ever between Clemson and Hofstra on the
hardwood. the two schools played a home-and-
home series in 1988-89 and 1989-90.
the tigers claimed both contests over Hofstra
under the direction of then Head Coach Cliff Ellis.
Clemson won the 1988-89 game by a score of
77-63 at Hofstra, then claimed a 91-58 victory in 1989-90 at home.
Clemson's imposing frontcourt tandem of
Elden Campbell and Dale Davis contributed
mightily in the Tigers' wins over Hofstra those
years. Campbell posted a double-double with 19
points and 10 rebounds in the 1988-89 matchup,
while Davis was one of 12 players from Clemson
to score in the 1990 victory.
The Tiger program is 14-3 all-time against
teams currently in the Colonial athletic
association. most recently, Clemson defeated
Caa foe old Dominion last season at home.
Hofstra returns four starters and 10 lettermen
from the 2007-08 team that went 12-18 overall.
Hofstra owns a 115-100 record in seven years
under current Head Coach Tom Pecora.
Leading the way for the Pride this season
should be Charles Jenkins, the CAA Rookie-
of-the-Year last season. Jenkins, a 6-3 guard,
averaged 15.0 points per game last year.
the leading returner in the post is Darren
townes,a 6-7 senior that averaged 8.0 points and
6.7 rebounds per game last season.
Hofstra's last postseason appearance came in
2007 in the national Invitation tournament.
The Charleston Classic Field
The 2008 field features eight teams: College
of Charleston (host), Clemson, East Tennessee
State, Hofstra, SIU-Edwardsville, Temple, TCU,
and Western Michigan.
In the second round, the winner of the
Clemson/Hofstra game will take on the winner
between TCU and Western Michigan. the
Broncos posted a 20-12 record last season, while
TCU will be under the direction of first-year
Head Coach Jim Christian.
Temple, like Clemson, was an NCAA
Tournament team last season. The Owls finished
the year with a 21-13 record and won the atlantic
10 Conference tournament.
College of Charleston is under the direction
of second-year coach Bobby Cremins, a name
certainly familiar to Clemson fans. Cremins was
in charge of the Georgia Tech program from
1981-2000. The Cougars were 16-17 in Cremins'
first year with the program.
East Tennessee State is 95-61 in five years
under current Head Coach Murry Bartow. the
tigers and Buccaneers played each other in the
2007 NIT,with Clemson coming out on top 64-57
at Littlejohn Coliseum.
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