Clemson Tigers men's basketball, 1920–29

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The Clemson Tigers men's basketball teams of 1920–1929 represented Clemson Agricultural College in NCAA college basketball competition.

1919–20[edit]

1919–20 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Independent
1919–20 record 8–6
Head coach Country Morris
Home arena YMCA Building
Seasons
« 1918–19 1920–21 »
Date Opponent Site Result
January 15 Wofford YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC L 39–40
January 17 at Furman Greenville, SC W 38–23
January 19 at South Carolina Columbia, SC L 15–22
January 23 at Georgia Athens, GA L 17–32
January 24 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA L 22–36
January 26 Alabama Polytechnic YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC L 12–60
January 30 Georgia YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC L 24–34
N/A Furman YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 36–18
February 7 at Davidson Davidson, NC W 28–25
February 14 at Presbyterian Clinton, SC W 32–23
February 19 Newberry YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 53–15
February 21 Georgia Tech YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 41–17
February 23 South Carolina YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 38–15
March 2 Presbyterian YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 51–37

1920–21[edit]

1920–21 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Independent
1920–21 record 10–5
Head coach Larry Conover
Home arena YMCA Building
Seasons
« 1919–20 1921–22 »
Date Opponent Site Result
January 12 Wofford YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 37–29
January 14 Furman YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 50–15
January 26 Greenville YMCA YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 51–32
January 29 at Georgia Athens, GA L 22–45
February 3 College of Charleston YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 65–24
February 5 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA L 22–28
February 8 Presbyterian YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 35–21
February 11 at Presbyterian Clinton, SC W 21–8
February 12 at Newberry Newberry, SC L 14–15
February 14 South Carolina YMCA Building • Calhoun, SC W 44–16
February 17 at South Carolina Columbia, SC W 24–10
February 18 at College of Charleston Charleston, SC W 49–12
February 19 at The Citadel Charleston, SC L 26–28
February 25* vs. Alabama Polytechnic Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, GA
(Southern Conference Tournament)
L 25–45
March 5 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 25–15

1921–22[edit]

1921–22 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1921–22 record 8–13 (0–3 SoCon)
Head coach E. J. Stewart
Home arena YMCA Building
Riggs Field House[1]
Seasons
« 1920–21 1922–23 »

The Tigers began play in the Southern Conference.

Date Opponent Site Result
January 7* Greenville YMCA Calhoun, SC L 31–35
January 11* at Spartanburg YMCA Spartanburg, SC L 11–34
January 13 Georgia Calhoun, SC L 16–24
January 16* at Greenville YMCA Greenville, SC W 24–18
January 19* at Mercer Macon, GA L 9–32
January 20* at Camp Benning Camp Benning, GA L 24–38
January 21 at Alabama Polytechnic Auburn, AL L 19–32
January 24* Furman Calhoun, SC L 17–27
January 26* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC W 29–17
January 28* at College of Charleston Charleston, SC W 30–16
January 28* at The Citadel Charleston, SC L 8–29
January 30* at Furman Greenville, SC L 26–45
February 4* Piedmont Calhoun, SC W 21–12
February 13* College of Charleston Calhoun, SC W 35–8
February 14* The Citadel Calhoun, SC W 20–19
February 16 at Kentucky Alumni Hall • Lexington, KY L 14–38
February 17* at Georgetown (KY) Georgetown, KY W 34–28
February 18* at Centre Danville, KY L 24–44
February 21* Davidson Calhoun, SC L 16–32
February 24* vs. Tulane Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, GA
(Southern Conference Tournament)
L 20–31
March 4* Presbyterian Calhoun, SC W 25–15
*Non-Conference Game.

1922–23[edit]

1922–23 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1922–23 record 11–6 (3–3 SoCon)
Head coach E. J. Stewart
Home arena Riggs Field House
Seasons
« 1921–22 1923–24 »
Date Opponent Site Result
January 11 Georgia Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 23–29
January 13 Georgia Tech Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 17–26
January 20 South Carolina Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 27–19
January 22* Mercer Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 12–17
January 27 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA L 22–35
January 29 Alabama Polytechnic Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 24–19
January 30* Furman Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 23–14
February 2* Georgetown (KY) Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 39–7
February 5* at Furman Greenville, SC W 25–18
February 12* College of Charleston Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 28–7
February 15 at Kentucky Alumni Hall • Lexington, KY W 30–13
February 16* at Georgetown (KY) Georgetown, KY W 19–12
February 17* at Centre Danville, KY L 24–26
February 21* Davidson Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 25–18
February 22* Presbyterian Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 32–5
February 27* vs. Centre Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, GA
(Southern Conference Tournament)
L 23–27
March 5* Presbyterian Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 35–13
*Non-Conference Game.

1923–24[edit]

1923–24 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1923–24 record 2–17 (0–8 SoCon)
Head coach Bud Saunders
Home arena Riggs Field House
Seasons
« 1922–23 1924–25 »
1923–24 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Tulane 10 0   1.000     21 1   .955
North Carolina 7 0   1.000     26 0   1.000
Georgia 7 0   1.000     16 5   .762
Alabama 5 1   .833     12 4   .750
Kentucky 6 2   .750     13 3   .813
Mississippi State 8 4   .667     13 8   .619
Virginia 3 2   .600     13 3   .813
Tennessee 5 5   .500     10 8   .556
South Carolina 2 2   .500     11 9   .550
Georgia Tech 4 5   .444     9 13   .409
Ole Miss 2 4   .333     16 6   .727
Washington and Lee 2 4   .333     9 5   .643
NC State 2 4   .333     7 16   .304
Maryland 1 2   .333     5 7   .417
Vanderbilt 1 3   .250     7 15   .318
Florida 0 2   .000     5 10   .333
Sewanee 0 2   .000     2 7   .222
Virginia Tech 0 4   .000     5 13   .278
Auburn 0 6   .000     4 9   .308
LSU 0 7   .000     8 12   .400
Clemson 0 8   .000     2 17   .105
Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result
January 5 Georgia Tech Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 13–48
January 11 Georgia Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 6–24
January 12* at Spartanburg YMCA Spartanburg, SC L 9–23
January 16 at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 13–38
January 17 South Carolina Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 16–30
January 22* Furman Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 11–19
January 31 NC State Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 15–22
February 1* at Newberry Newberry, SC L 11–34
February 2* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC L 22–39
February 8 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA L 22–39
February 9* Presbyterian Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 17–20 (OT)
February 13 at Kentucky Alumni GymnasiumLexington, KY L 13–39
February 14* at Georgetown (KY) Georgetown, KY L 13–33
February 15* at Maryville Maryville, TN L 9–13
February 16 at Tennessee Knoxville, TN L 12–18
February 20* at Furman Greenville, SC L 13–24
February 23* College of Charleston Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 29–7
February 28* vs. Florida Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, GA
(Southern Conference Tournament)
W 17–15
February 29* vs. Vanderbilt Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, GA
(Southern Conference Tournament)
L 13–42
*Non-Conference Game.


1924–25[edit]

1924–25 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1924–25 record 4–14 (3–2 SoCon)
Head coach Bud Saunders
Home arena Riggs Field House
Seasons
« 1923–24 1925–26 »
Date Opponent Site Result
January 1* at Monaghan YMCA Greenville, SC L 29–42
January 2* at New Holland unknown L 26–28
January 3* at 22nd Infantry Fort McPherson, GA L 35–39
January 10 at Georgia Tech Temporary Gym • Atlanta, GA W 20–18
January 15 Georgia Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 19–17
January 23* Newberry Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 20–21 (OT)
January 26* Presbyterian Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 22–24
January 28* at Newberry Newberry, SC L 24–35
January 29 at South Carolina Columbia, SC L 18–35
January 30* at College of Charleston Charleston, SC L 10–30
January 31* at The Citadel Charleston, SC L 18–34
February 6* Camp Benning Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 23–35
February 7* Rollins Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 32–13
February 13* The Citadel Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 21–25
February 14 Georgia Tech Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 32–30
February 19* Furman Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 18–34
February 21* at Furman Greenville, SC L 11–41
February 26 Virginia Tech Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 13–27
*Non-Conference Game.

1925–26[edit]

1925–26 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1925–26 record 4–17 (1–7 SoCon)
Head coach A. A. Gillian
Home arena Riggs Field House
Seasons
« 1924–25 1926–27 »
Date Opponent Site Result
January 6* at Saint Stanislaus Bay St. Louis, MS L 15–32
January 7* at New Orleans YMCA New Orleans, LA L 23–24 (OT)
January 8 at Tulane New Orleans, LA L 22–40
January 9 at Tulane New Orleans, LA L 15–36
January 13* at Wake Forest Wake Forest, NC L 34–40
January 14* at Duke Durham, NC L 12–46
January 15 at North Carolina Indoor Athletic CenterChapel Hill, NC L 24–48
January 16 at NC State Raleigh, NC L 23–41
January 21 NC State Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 16–32
January 23* Presbyterian Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 34–29
January 30* Newberry Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 31–28
February 3* Furman Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 20–36
February 6* Wofford Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 21–25
February 8* Presbyterian Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 18–21
February 9 South Carolina Columbia, SC W 38–35
February 10* at Newberry Newberry, SC L 22–26
February 12* The Citadel Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 23–26
February 15* at Davidson Davidson, NC W 32–30
February 17 at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 28–44
February 20 South Carolina Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 20–36
February 22* at Furman Greenville, SC L 31–37
*Non-Conference Game.

1926–27[edit]

1926–27 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1926–27 record 2–13 (1–7 SoCon)
Head coach Josh Cody
Home arena Riggs Field House
Seasons
« 1925–26 1927–28 »
Date Opponent Site Result
January 7 at South Carolina Columbia, SC L 26–33
January 8 at South Carolina Columbia, SC L 11–37
January 12* Wofford Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 17–37
January 13 Tennessee Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 4–17
January 21 South Carolina Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 23–48
January 29* Newberry Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 23–24
February 2 at Alabama Polytechnic Auburn, AL L 26–42
February 3 at Alabama Polytechnic Auburn, AL L 23–45
February 9* Presbyterian Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 16–24
February 11* at Newberry Newberry, SC W 20–18
February 12* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC L 38–39
February 14 at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 23–34
February 16 Florida Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 33–16
February 18* Furman Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 22–41
February 21* at Furman Greenville, SC L 28–50
*Non-Conference Game.

1927–28[edit]

1927–28 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1927–28 record 9–14 (5–7 SoCon)
Head coach Josh Cody
Home arena Riggs Field House
Seasons
« 1926–27 1928–29 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 15* at Kentucky Wesleyan Owensboro, KY L 23–27
December 16 at Kentucky Alumni GymnasiumLexington, KY L 17–33
December 17* at Cincinnati Schmidlapp Gymnasium • Cincinnati, OH L 16–42
December 19* at Georgetown (KY) Georgetown, KY L 16–33
January 7* at Furman Greenville, SC L 26–33
January 11* Wofford Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 44–21
January 16* at Mercer Macon, GA L 31–37
January 17 at Georgia Tech Temporary Gym • Atlanta, GA L 24–42
January 18 at Alabama Polytechnic Auburn, AL L 26–56
January 19 at Alabama Polytechnic Auburn, AL L 23–30
January 20 at Tulane New Orleans, LA L 23–30
January 21 at Tulane New Orleans, LA W 34–15
January 28* Newberry Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 16–15
January 31 Georgia Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 32–36
February 3* Furman Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 18–35
February 6 at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 25–38
February 8 Florida Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 32–29
February 9 Florida Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 26–25
February 10 South Carolina Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 38–33
February 15* Davidson Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 35–24
February 21* at Newberry Newberry, SC W 38–37
February 22 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC W 48–46 (2OT)
February 24* vs. Alabama Polytechnic Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, GA
(Southern Conference Tournament)
L 26–27
*Non-Conference Game.

1928–29[edit]

1928–29 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1928–29 record 15–12 (6–4 SoCon)
Head coach Josh Cody
Home arena Riggs Field House
Seasons
« 1927–28 1929–30 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 18* at Erskine Due West, SC L 37–41 (OT)
January 2* at Atlanta Athletic Club Atlanta, GA L 30–56
January 3 at Tennessee Knoxville, TN L 21–36
January 4* at Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN L 25–31
January 5 at Georgia Tech Temporary Gym • Atlanta, GA L 23–29
January 10* at Mercer Macon, GA L 24–40
January 11 at Florida Building R • Gainesville, FL W 36–23
January 12 at Florida Building R • Gainesville, FL W 31–21
January 14* at The Citadel Charleston, SC L 37–40
January 15 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC L 24–27 (OT)
January 18* Newberry Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 24–17
January 19* Wofford Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 50–14
January 29* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC W 32–26
January 30* at Newberry Newberry, SC W 25–22
February 1 Alabama Polytechnic Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 46–20
February 2* at Furman Greenville, SC L 33–42
February 7* Erskine Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 30–16
February 8 Sewanee Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 49–19
February 9* Furman Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC L 28–29
February 12* at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 34–17
February 14 Georgia Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 30–23
February 15 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC W 17–12
February 16* The Citadel Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 35–33 (OT)
February 19 at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 25–41
February 26* Presbyterian Riggs Field House • Calhoun, SC W 38–17
March 1* vs. Georgia Tech Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, GA
(Southern Conference Tournament)
W 30–26
March 2* vs. NC State Municipal AuditoriumAtlanta, GA
(Southern Conference Tournament)
L 28–31
*Non-Conference Game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clemson to Have Temporary Gym". Spartanburg Herald. December 23, 1921. p. 10. Retrieved December 9, 2012.