The Clemson Tigers concluded their practice day Thursday in San Diego fully aware of the praise given to their upstart opponent New Mexico State.
The Aggies, out of the Western Athletic Conference, have been an en vogue pick among national pundits as the potential upset in the first round.
Over the last nine years, 12th-seeded teams in the NCAA Tournament are 18-18 in their opening round matchups.
Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell addressed the media Thursday, along with guards Marcquise Reed and Gabe DeVoe:
Marcquise Reed & Gabe DeVoe