Clemson Tigers men's basketball, 1950–59

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The Clemson Tigers men's basketball teams of 1950–1959 represented Clemson Agricultural College in NCAA college basketball competition.

1949–50[edit]

1949–50 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1949–50 record 10–10 (8–8 SoCon)
Head coach Banks McFadden
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1948–49 1950–51 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 3* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 40–59
December 6* Georgia Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC L 57–65
December 10* Presbyterian Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 55–53
December 16 at Maryland Ritchie ColiseumCollege Park, MD W 60–55
December 17 at Richmond Blues ArmoryRichmond, VA W 75–53
January 7 at Furman Greenville, SC L 55–56 (OT)
January 10 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 58–66
January 14 Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 88–82 (2OT)
January 18 The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 63–38
January 21 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 56–66
February 3 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC L 40–43
February 4 at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, SC W 59–34
February 7 George Washington Clemson Field House • Calhoun, SC L 61–66
February 10* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC W 74–51
February 14 at Davidson Davidson, NC L 65–77
February 15 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, NC L 52–65
February 18 Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 52–56
February 20 at Washington and Lee Lexington, VA W 78–63
February 21 at VMI VMI Field HouseLexington, VA W 83–73
February 25 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 70–68
*Non-Conference Game.

1950–51[edit]

1950–51 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1950–51 record 11–7 (9–4 SoCon)
Head coach Banks McFadden
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1949–50 1951–52 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 9* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC L 76–78
December 14* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 45–58
December 18* Georgia Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC W 70–69
January 6* Presbyterian Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 87–78
January 9 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 61–76
January 16 Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 85–59
January 20 The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 69–43
January 27 Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 74–62
February 1 at Furman Greenville, SC W 89–72
February 3 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 50–44
February 9 at Davidson Davidson, NC L 55–56
February 10 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, NC L 72–73 (OT)
February 15 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 57–47
February 20 at Maryland Ritchie ColiseumCollege Park, MD L 50–54 (OT)
February 21 at George Washington Washington, D.C. W 82–76
February 23 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC W 78–72
February 24 at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, SC W 73–57
March 6* vs. Maryland Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(Southern Conference Tournament)
L 48–50
*Non-Conference Game.

1951–52[edit]

1951–52 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1951–52 record 17–7 (11–4 SoCon)
Head coach Banks McFadden
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1950–51 1952–53 »
Date Opponent# Site Result
December 1* Georgia Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC W 57–47
December 5* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA W 77–54
December 11* Presbyterian Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 85–72
December 14* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC W 78–76 (OT)
December 17* at Tennessee Alumni Memorial GymKnoxville, TN L 52–61
December 27* vs. Florida Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 61–76
December 28* vs. Florida State Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Consolation)
W 62–56
December 29* vs. Georgia Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Consolation)
W 85–60
January 5 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, NC L 59–65
January 8 Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 70–65
January 12 The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 89–59
January 15 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC L 65–71
January 26 at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, SC W 66–63
January 30 at Furman Greenville, SC W 67–66
February 2 Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 67–49
February 4 George Washington Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 80–65
February 8 at Davidson Davidson, NC W 71–69
February 9 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, NC W 68–63
February 16 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 77–69
February 19 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 85–84 (OT)
February 22 at #12 West Virginia WVU Field HouseMorgantown, WV L 73–88
February 23 at #12 West Virginia WVU Field House • Morgantown, WV L 69–80
March 6* vs. George Washington Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(Southern Conference Tournament)
L 65–78
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1952–53[edit]

1952–53 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1952–53 record 8–10 (6–8 SoCon)
Head coach Banks McFadden
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1951–52 1953–54 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 2* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 60–66
December 4* Presbyterian Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC W 77–64
December 6* Georgia Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 55–57
December 10 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, NC L 56–82
December 13 Richmond Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 60–74
December 16* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC W 82–64
January 2 William & Mary Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 81–71
January 9 Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 64–66
January 14 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 66–93
January 16 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC W 74–63
January 17 at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, SC W 64–58
January 19 The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 79–50
January 21 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 80–91
February 2 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 67–71
February 13 at Davidson Davidson, NC W 64–59
February 14 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, NC L 56–87
February 23 Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 72–58
February 27 at Furman Greenville, SC L 70–95
*Non-Conference Game.

1953–54[edit]

1953–54 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1953–54 record 5–18 (0–9 ACC)
Head coach Banks McFadden
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1952–53 1954–55 »

The Tigers began play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Date Opponent# Site Result
December 1* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC L 61–92
December 3 Maryland Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC L 41–81
December 5* Georgia Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 63–71
December 8* at Tennessee Alumni Memorial GymKnoxville, TN L 56–82
December 9* at Tennessee Tech Cookeville, TN L 80–97
December 12* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 51–77
December 15* Presbyterian Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 72–56
December 19 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, NC L 48–85
January 4* at William & Mary Blow GymnasiumWilliamsburg, VA W 75–72
January 5* at George Washington Washington, D.C. L 55–95
January 6 at Maryland Ritchie ColiseumCollege Park, MD L 54–79
January 12* at Furman Greenville, SC L 69–87
January 15 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC L 57–65
January 16* at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, SC W 76–52
January 29* The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 78–55
February 1* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 55–70
February 6 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 69–101
February 9 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, NC L 57–98
February 13 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 56–72
February 16 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 61–64
February 20 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 59–113
February 27* Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 81–69
March 5* vs. #17 Maryland Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 59–75
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1954–55[edit]

1954–55 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1954–55 record 2–21 (0–14 ACC)
Head coach Banks McFadden
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1953–54 1955–56 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 1* Presbyterian Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC L 75–81
December 2 at Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 54–115
December 4 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, NC L 66–99
December 7* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA W 74–72
December 14 #4 NC State Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 72–112
December 17 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 94–100
January 3* at Tennessee Alumni Memorial GymKnoxville, TN L 55–94
January 4* at Tennessee Tech Cookeville, TN L 71–84
January 8 #11 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 63–71
January 11 Duke Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 66–75
January 15 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 87–95
January 18 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 87–90
January 29* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 73–89
February 1* at Presbyterian Clinton, SC L 56–92
February 4 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, NC L 65–120
February 5 at #6 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 85–119
February 14 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, VA L 68–106
February 15 at #11 Maryland Ritchie ColiseumCollege Park, MD L 66–68
February 18 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC L 68–85
February 21* at Georgia Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 105–94
February 24* at Furman Greenville, SC L 87–124
February 26 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 79–100
March 3* vs. #5 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 76–101
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1955–56[edit]

1955–56 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Gator Bowl Tournament Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1955–56 record 9–17 (1–13 ACC)
Head coach Banks McFadden
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1954–55 1956–57 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 2 at Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 63–97
December 3 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, NC L 58–73
December 13 #2 NC State Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC L 83–100
December 16 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 75–73
December 19* vs. Florida State Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Quarterfinal)
W 94–76
December 20* vs. Tennessee Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Semifinal)
W 89–86
December 21* vs. Wake Forest Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Final)
L 79–98
December 28* vs. LSU Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Semifinal)
W 100–95
December 29* vs. South Carolina Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Final)
W 94–87
January 4* vs. Spring Hill Mobile, AL
(Senior Bowl Tournament Semifinal)
L 91–102
January 5* vs. Miami (FL) Mobile, AL
(Senior Bowl Tournament Consolation)
W 98–96
January 7 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 63–71
January 11 #6 Duke Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 80–109
January 14 #9 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 99–103 (OT)
January 18 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC L 79–94
January 21* at Furman Greenville, SC W 112–99
January 28 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 103–104
January 30* at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, SC W 86–70
February 3 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, NC L 87–108
February 4 at #4 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 88–105
February 6* at The Citadel The Citadel Armory • Charleston, SC W 114–69
February 13 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, VA L 85–96
February 14 at Maryland Student Activities BuildingCollege Park, MD L 69–81
February 21 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 83–89
February 23* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 80–91
March 1* vs. #5 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 84–88
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1956–57[edit]

1956–57 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1956–57 record 7–17 (3–11 ACC)
Head coach Press Maravich
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1955–56 1957–58 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 4 Duke Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC L 78–84
December 8 vs. North Carolina Charlotte, NC L 75–94
December 11 #8 NC State Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 96–94 (OT)
December 15* at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, SC L 66–71
December 17* vs. Alabama Polytechnic Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Quarterfinal)
L 64–89
December 18* vs. Davidson Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
W 75–67
December 19* vs. Muhlenberg Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
L 65–88
December 27* vs. Georgia Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Semifinal)
L 76–84
December 28* vs. Florida Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Consolation)
L 71–105
January 4 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 52–59
January 11 at #2 North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, NC L 54–86
January 12 at #15 Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 70–80
January 16* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 80–77 (OT)
February 1 at #13 Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC L 70–81
February 2 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 71–75
February 8 #10 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 72–93
February 12 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 79–71
February 6* The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 68–66
February 16 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 84–81
February 21* at Furman Greenville, SC W 91–79
February 23 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, VA L 71–85
February 25 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 65–74
March 2 vs. South Carolina Charlotte, NC L 85–113
March 7* vs. #1 North Carolina Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 61–81
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1957–58[edit]

1957–58 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1957–58 record 8–16 (4–10 ACC)
Head coach Press Maravich
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1956–57 1958–59 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 4* Georgia Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC L 60–72
December 6 at Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 66–79
December 7 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, NC L 55–79
December 10 #12 NC State Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 63–59
December 19* vs. Alabama Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Quarterfinal)
L 75–78
December 20* vs. Lafayette Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
W 78–65
December 21* vs. Bucknell Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
W 71–66
December 30* vs. Florida Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Semifinal)
L 64–76
December 31* vs. South Carolina Jacksonville, FL
(Gator Bowl Tournament Consolation)
W 85–65
January 3 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 85–88 (2OT)
January 4 #7 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 73–66
January 11 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC L 67–74
January 14 at Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC W 81–72
January 18 #6 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 81–90
January 25* The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 57–60
February 1 at #10 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 54–56
February 4 vs. #13 Duke Charlotte, NC L 57–73
February 13 at #9 Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 54–72
February 14 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, VA L 59–74
February 20 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 60–61
February 22* at Furman Greenville, SC L 95–102 (OT)
February 24 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 86–76
March 1* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 73–58
March 6* vs. #13 North Carolina Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 51–62
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1958–59[edit]

1958–59 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1958–59 record 8–16 (5–9 ACC)
Head coach Press Maravich
Home arena Clemson Field House
Seasons
« 1957–58 1959–60 »
Date Opponent Site Result
December 1* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, GA L 59–76
December 3 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, NC L 67–83
December 5 Duke Clemson Field HouseClemson, SC W 56–55
December 9 #5 NC State Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 54–56
December 12* vs. Duquesne Pittsburgh, PA
(Steel Bowl Semifinal)
L 54–71
December 13* vs. Miami (FL) Pittsburgh, PA
(Steel Bowl Consolation)
W 66–61
December 29* vs. George Washington Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Quarterfinal)
L 53–72
December 30* vs. Pittsburgh Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
L 50–60
December 31* vs. South Carolina Charlotte, NC
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
W 55–49
January 3 at Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC L 47–57
January 5 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 69–83
January 9 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 70–63
January 10 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 55–46
January 13 at Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 41–45
January 16* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC L 48–69
January 19* at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, SC L 44–55
January 30 vs. #2 North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum • Charlotte, NC
(North–South Doubleheader)
L 46–60
January 31 vs. #6 NC State Charlotte Coliseum • Charlotte, NC
(North–South Doubleheader)
L 54–69
February 12* at Furman Alley Gymnasium • Greenville, SC W 73–64
February 14 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, VA L 61–69
February 16 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 58–77
February 21 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, SC W 58–56 (OT)
February 23 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, SC W 58–51
March 5* vs. #5 North Carolina Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 69–93
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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