OLIVER PURNELL: (9:50)
Overall Thoughts: "I'm very pleased with our team right now. (David) Potter finally got to
call off mandatory breakfast. That's how you honor our seniors. We needed to be ready to play and we were. Their two big guys are a menace; the
whole team is good one through five. We did well rebounding along with making shots. We also did a great job of attacking the basket. Other than
our big guys not shooting free throws, we did well offensively. We locked them down on defense. We came into the game wanting to honor our seniors, and we did that. The importance of this night for this program energized us. We didn't lose steam after Tanner Smith's injury, we picked up steam.
We need to stay focused going to Wake Forest to get a top seed in the ACC tournament."
On three-point shooting: "If you don't shoot those threes, you have to do better at the free throw line! Andre's three going into half time gave us a jolt; it was definitely
a pleasant replay of his shot at Florida State."
On Trevor Booker: "I don't have enough time to really go into detail about Booker. The
leadership, the scores, the rebounds, it just gets everyone else juiced up. He wins games with big blocks at the end. I'm glad we've had him and I think he really is one of the best players in the country."
On the team: "Two out of the last three years, we have surged at the end like this.
Hopefully we can make it to the ACC Championship and change that script. I'm proud of these guys and their energy."
On David Potter: "He played one of his better games tonight. He had leadership and a steady hand. He played like a senior."
On strengthening your chances for an NCAA Tournament bid with nine ACC wins: "If we don't get into the tournament now, I'm seceding from the NCAA!"
TREVOR BOOKER: (3:22)
DAVID POTTER: (2:53)
AUDIO: Purnell, Booker and Potter
CUTigers.com Top Stories
4-27 RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
TIGERS WIN 7-2, SWEEP C OF C!Reed Rohlman is 10 of his last 13 and upped his average to .413, going 3-3 with a HR, two doubles and a HBP, as #3 Clemson cruised past Monte Lee's alma mater, College of…
CUTigers.comTuesday at 7:40 PM
TIGERS WIN 11-0 TO TAKE SERIES!Alex Eubanks struck out 12 and walked none in a 116-pitch, complete-game 11-0 shutout of #17 Wake Forest in the first half of a doubleheader, putting #3 Clemson in position for…
CUTigers.comSaturday at 2:30 PM
SWEPT UGAIN!Tyler Jackson allowed just one earned run, and Chris Williams broke the game open with a 3-run homer to lead #3 Clemson to a 9-7 win over UGA for the season sweep!
ANOTHER 11TH INNING WALK-OFF WIN FOR TIGERS!#4 Clemson beat Charleston Southern 6-5 for its second 11-inning win of the season in walk-off fashion, thanks to the bull pen, Logan Davidson, Reed Rohlman and Rudy Cox, who…