September 1, 2014

Tigers blast Presbyterian 77-44 in season opener (AUDIO)

Jennings led Tigers with 15

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.

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