Clemson opened season number three under Brad Brownell Monday night at Littlejohn Coliseum in a big way blowing out over matched Presbyterian 77-44. Senior forward Milton Jennings led the Tigers with 15 points as the Tigers won their 28th straight season opener. Presbyterian also was playing its first game.
Jennings hit 6 of 7 shots and also added a team high 6 rebounds. Fellow senior Devin Booker added 11 points and 5 rebounds, and freshman Jordan Roper hit 5 of 7 shots and finished with 11 points. PC’s Joshua Clyburn led all scorers with 19 points.
“It was a good opening performance by our guys,” Brownell said. “I was really pleased with the way we played defensively. We’ve done a good job so far in all of our games of guarding and need to continue to do that to be successful. I thought we showed pretty good patience against the zone. We obviously played against a lot of zone tonight and didn’t turn the ball over, which was really good offensively to have big assists and low turnovers. So, I was pleased with our opening performance. We have a lot of work to do moving forward, though.”
AUDIO: Brownell reviews season opening win [5:15]
Clemson is back in action Friday at Furman, the Tigers’ first ever visit to Timmons Arena. Tip off will be at 7:00 PM.