Countdown to tipoff: Clemson vs. Hofstra (Charleston Classic)

Countdown to tipoff: Clemson vs. Hofstra (Charleston Classic)


Countdown to tipoff: Clemson vs. Hofstra (Charleston Classic)

The Clemson men’s basketball team will play Hofstra in the semifinal round tonight of the Charleston Classic at the TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. Tipoff is slated for 9:30 p.m., and will be broadcasted on ESPNU.

The Tigers are coming off an 81-76 victory over Ohio in the first round of the tournament.

CLEMSON (3-0) vs. HOFSTRA (3-0)
Date: Friday, November 17
Tipoff: 9:30 p.m. ET
Arena: TD Arena (5,100)
Radio: CTN (William Qualkinbush-pbp; Terrence Oglesby-color)
TV: ESPNU (Doug Sherman-pbp; Cory Alexander-color)

• Tonight’s game will mark the fourth all-time meeting between Clemson and Hofstra
• The Tigers are 3-0 all-time against the Pride
• The first meeting between both programs was a 77-63 win by Clemson on the road on Dec. 17, 1988.
• Both teams met the next season, resulting in a 91-58 win for the Tigers in Clemson on Jan. 20, 1990.
• This will mark the first meeting between the Tigers and the Pride since the 2008-09 season when Clemson beat Hofstra in the season opener at home, 98-69, on Nov. 14, 2008.
• Clemson holds a 20-5 overall mark against members of the Colonial Athletic Conference.

CU Series W-L record: Clemson leads 3-0.
Streak: Clemson has won all three games in the series.

• Elijah Thomas notched his third career double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds
• Thomas became the first Clemson player to achieve at least 15 points and 15 rebounds since Trevor Booker did it on the exact same date in the exact same gym nine years ago (11/16/08) vs. Temple.
• For the third-straight game the Tigers boasted at least four double-digit scorers.
• Donte Grantham became the first Tiger this season to eclipse 20 points in a game (season-high). It was also Grantham’s fourth 20-point outing of his career..
• Shelton Mitchell notched a season-high with 16 points.
• For the third-straight game, the Tigers got to the foul line 20+ times – shooting 23-for-28.
• The Tigers shot a season-best 58.6 percent from the field in the first half.
• Clemson has started the season 3-0 in two of the past three seasons.
• Clemson moves to 62-28 all-time in the month of November under the direction of Brad Brownell.
• Coach Brownell is now just six wins shy of 300 for his career (294).

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