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Orange vs. orange

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2007

There’s probably something witty to say about tonight’s matchup with the orange-and-purple-clad Clemson Tigers. If you tell me what it is, I’ll put it right here: ____________________________. But until I hear from you, we’re just going to do a quick preview of the game for everyone with better things to do than keep tabs on middling ACC teams that couldn’t even muster a winning record in their conference.


Record: 23-10 (7-9 in the ACC)
Good wins: @ Florida State, Boston College, Florida State, @ Virginia Tech
Bad losses: @ Wake Forest
RPI: 38
Why they are in the NIT: They’re a good-but-not-great major conference team that ultimately came up one big win short of being worthy of the Big Dance. Sound familiar?

Clemson feature a balanced offensive attack, with five players averaging 10 or more points per game, but sophomore guard K.C. Rivers is first on the team in scoring with 13.3 ppg. Together with Clifford Hammonds, a junior guard averaging 11.7 ppg, Rivers gives Clemson a decently potent long-range threat. Combined, the pair made about 38 percent of their shots from beyond the arc this year.

The Tigers also feature a pair of bruisers inside in James Mays, a 6-9 junior, and Trevor Booker, a 6-7 forward. Both average 6.5 rpg in less than 30 minutes of playing time. As with seemingly everyone else on the Tigers’ roster, they also contribute double-digit scoring.

In Clemson’s first two NIT games, against East Tennessee State and Mississippi, the Tigers held their opponents to about 40 percent shooting, so they’re obviously doing something right on defense.


4 Responses to “Orange vs. orange”

  1. voteprime said

    These announcers are killing me. When the one guy isn’t talking about the “sweet spot” of the zone “where it says A-C-C,” the other guy is talking about this sellout crowd. And then a minute ago they were both oohing and aahing over how good Paul Harris looks in his “form-fitting” jersey. I’m pretty sure I heard one of them mention Harris’s “guns.” I should probably just mute the TV.

  2. martian said

    Yeah, what is with these guys! They’re making me sick!!

  3. voteprime said

    By the way, a sellout crowd at Littlejohn Coliseum, according to wikipedia, is 9,749.

    However, these turnovers and missed shots are killing me, even more than the announcers.

    I want to see footage of Boeheim being restrained and walked off the court at halftime!

  4. BennyG said

    Seriously…they mention the “sweet spot” of the zone pretty much every Clemson possession. And one of them actually said, “Boy, does Paul Harris look good in that new uniform, or what?”

    Can you say “homo?”

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