Tigers listed as a No. 4 seed by CBS and USA TODAY
How does Boise, Idaho sound Clemson basketball fans?
That is where the Tigers could be headed for the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi in his latest Bracketology report. He has the Tigers as the No. 5 seed in the East Region and playing Louisiana, because Boise is where you send Southern teams to play in a basketball tournament in March.
Lunardi isn’t the only one that has Clemson in Boise, though. USA TODAY Sports also has the Tigers in Boise as a No. 4 seed vs. Buffalo.
However, there is some hope for a warm weather city in March, but you may have to go to San Diego to get it. CBS Sports has Clemson as a No. 4 seed as well and have the Tigers playing Vermont in San Diego.
Is there a chance for Clemson to land in Charlotte or Nashville in the first round?
Sure, but it does not seem likely right now. Duke and Virginia seem to be locked in for the Queen City. The Cavaliers will play in one pod as the No. 1 seed in the South, while the Blue Devils will be a No. 2 seed in the East in the other pod.
In Nashville, North Carolina seems to be a favorite to be a No. 2 there from the West Region, while Auburn could be a three-seed in the South Region.
Granted, there is still a lot of basketball to go and the things could change dramatically depending on how other teams and the Tigers finish down the stretch.
Right now, Clemson is still chasing the No. 4 seed in the ACC Tournament. The Tigers are currently tied with NC State for fourth place and need the Wolfpack to lose one more game than they do in order to get the fourth spot and the two-day bye in the ACC Tournament that comes with it.
If they tie, NC State wins the tiebreaker due to its wins over No. 2 Duke and No. 3 UNC in the ACC standings.
However, with its resume, if Clemson should finish the year strong by winning its last two regular season games, and advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals, it could find itself in Nashville come the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
But, just to be on the safe side, you might want to see if you still have those skis from the 2001 Humanitarian Bowl in the garage.