The Clemson basketball team opens its season Friday night at home against Presbyterian College. The Tigers are ranked 24th as Oliver Purnell begins his seventh season. The Tigers will be going for their third straight NCAA tournament appearance. Friday’s game at Littlejohn Coliseum will tipoff at 8:00. Purnell previewed the game Thursday afternoon with members of the media.
AUDIO: Oliver Purnell pre-Presbyterian College news conference (5:22)
The Tigers will be led by senior forward Trevor Booker. A pre-season All American, Booker is coming off a junior season of 15 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. He talked with Bob Schuster Thursday about the upcoming season.
AUDIO: Trevor Booker interview with Bob Schuster (3:36)