Clemson Tigers men's basketball, 1980–89

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The Clemson Tigers men's basketball teams of 1980–1989 represented Clemson University in NCAA college basketball competition.

1979–80[edit]

1979–80 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
IPTAY Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1979–80 record 23–9 (8–6 ACC)
Head coach Bill Foster
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1978–79 1980–81 »
Date Opponent Rank# Site Result
November 30* Siena Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Semifinal)
W 90–72
December 1* Middle Tennessee Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Final)
W 94–61
December 5* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 93–73
December 8* Baptist Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 93–59
December 15* Rider Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 98–73
December 17* Georgia Southern Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 113–74
December 27* vs. Texas Tech Memorial ColiseumPortland, OR
(Far West Classic Quarterfinal)
W 79–68
December 28* vs. UNC–Charlotte Memorial Coliseum • Portland, OR
(Far West Classic Semifinal)
W 85–65
December 29* vs. #18 Oregon State Memorial Coliseum • Portland, OR
(Far West Classic Final)
L 67–72
January 2 #6 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 93–76
January 5 at Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA W 56–48
January 9 #1 Duke #18 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 87–82 (OT)
January 12 at Wake Forest #18 Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC L 83–86
January 16 at Maryland #17 Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 83–84
January 19 #12 Virginia #17 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 88–68
January 23* Furman #12 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 85–67
January 26 at #13 North Carolina #12 Carmichael AuditoriumChapel Hill, NC L 70–73
January 29 at NC State #16 Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 67–80
January 31 Georgia Tech #16 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 76–52
February 2* at South Carolina #16 Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC W 61–60
February 6 Wake Forest #16 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 86–69
February 9 #9 Maryland #16 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 90–81
February 13 at Virginia #10 University HallCharlottesville, VA L 87–89
February 16 NC State #10 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 78–70
February 20 at #17 Duke #12 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 82–87 (OT)
February 22* UNC–Asheville #12 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 38–27
February 28* vs. Virginia #17 Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
W 57–49
February 29* vs. #7 Maryland #17 Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament Semifinal)
L 85–91
March 6* vs. Utah State Dee Events CenterOgden, UT
(NCAA First Round)
W 76–73
March 8* vs. #12 Brigham Young Dee Events Center • Ogden, UT
(NCAA Second Round)
W 71–66
March 12* vs. Lamar McKale CenterTucson, AZ
(NCAA Sweet Sixteen)
W 74–66
March 15* vs. UCLA McKale Center • Tucson, AZ
(NCAA Elite Eight)
L 74–85
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1980–81[edit]

1980–81 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
IPTAY Tournament Champions
Rainbow Classic Champions
NIT, First Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1980–81 record 20–11 (6–8 ACC)
Head coach Bill Foster
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1979–80 1981–82 »
Date Opponent Rank# Site Result
November 28* Cornell Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Semifinal)
W 82–64
November 29* Fairfield Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Final)
W 99–71
December 3* Samford Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 102–59
December 6* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC W 82–69
December 13* Illinois Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 108–41
December 16* West Virginia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 124–70
December 19* vs. Illinois State MECCA ArenaMilwaukee, WI
(Milwaukee Classic Semifinal)
W 67–56
December 20* vs. Marquette MECCA Arena • Milwaukee, WI
(Milwaukee Classic Final)
L 67–68
December 28* vs. Louisiana Tech Neal S. Blaisdell CenterHonolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic Quarterfinal)
W 50–49 (OT)
December 29* vs. #15 Indiana Neal S. Blaisdell Center • Honolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic Semifinal)
W 58–57
December 30* vs. Hawaiʻi Neal S. Blaisdell Center • Honolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic Final)
W 75–71
January 3 NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 76–68
January 7 at Georgia Tech #20 Omni ColiseumAtlanta, GA W 65–54
January 10 at #6 Wake Forest #20 Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC L 71–73
January 14* The Citadel #19 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 82–58
January 17 #10 Maryland #19 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 62–68 (OT)
January 19 #2 Virginia #19 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 59–74
January 21 Georgia Tech #19 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 72–48
January 24 at Duke #19 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 57–75
January 28 #12 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 47–61
January 31* at Furman Alley Gymnasium • Greenville, SC W 69–67
February 4 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC W 82–76
February 8* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 115–91
February 12 at #19 Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 70–72
February 14 at #1 Virginia University HallCharlottesville, VA L 58–73
February 18 #11 Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 81–71
February 21 at #13 North Carolina Carmichael AuditoriumChapel Hill, NC L 61–75
February 25 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 54–52
February 28* Baltimore Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 91–69
March 5* vs. #11 Maryland Capital CentreLandover, MD
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 71–80
March 12* Temple Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(NIT First Round)
L 82–90
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1981–82[edit]

1981–82 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
IPTAY Tournament Champions
NIT, First Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1981–82 record 14–14 (4–10 ACC)
Head coach Bill Foster
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1980–81 1982–83 »
Date Opponent Site Result
November 27* Bowling Green Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Semifinal)
W 109–91
November 28* Stetson Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Final)
W 79–72
December 2* Austin Peay State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 102–53
December 5* Arkansas–Little Rock Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 61–60
December 12* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 67–65
December 14* West Chester State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 96–56
December 18* vs. #6 Iowa Hofheinz PavilionHouston, TX
(Kettle Classic Semifinal)
L 68–80
December 19* vs. Mississippi State Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, TX
(Milwaukee Classic Consolation)
W 59–32
January 2 at #20 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 59–75
January 6 at Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA W 62–57
January 9 Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 54–68
January 16 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 57–62
January 17 at #3 Virginia University HallCharlottesville, VA L 68–89
January 20 Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 55–49
January 23 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 44–50
January 27 at #2 North Carolina Carmichael AuditoriumChapel Hill, NC L 72–77
January 30* at The Citadel McAlister Field HouseCharleston, SC W 88–56
February 3 NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 65–54
February 6* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC L 86–94
February 10 at #16 Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC L 79–94
February 13 #1 Virginia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 54–56
February 15* Furman Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 79–62
February 17 Maryland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 75–66
February 20 #2 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 49–55
February 24 at Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 72–73 (3OT)
February 27* Maryland–Eastern Shore Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 91–70
March 5* vs. #3 Virginia Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 54–56
March 12* Ole Miss Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(NIT First Round)
L 49–53
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1982–83[edit]

1982–83 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1982–83 record 11–20 (2–12 ACC)
Head coach Bill Foster
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1981–82 1983–84 »
Date Opponent Site Result
November 26* vs. Texas A&M Buckner FieldhouseAnchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout Quarterfinal)
W 82–79 (2OT)
November 27* vs. Vanderbilt Buckner Fieldhouse • Anchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout Semifinal)
L 63–72
November 28* vs. Washington Buckner Fieldhouse • Anchorage, AK
(Great Alaska Shootout 3rd Place game)
L 66–76
December 3* Bucknell Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Semifinal)
W 85–73
December 4* Southern Miss Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Final)
L 58–60
December 6* The Citadel Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 63–56
December 11* Presbyterian Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 95–69
December 15* Campbell Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 76–59
December 18* Vanderbilt Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 72–75
December 28* vs. Kansas State Special Events CenterEl Paso, TX
(Sun Bowl Carnival Semifinal)
L 54–60
December 29* vs. UTEP Special Events Center • El Paso, TX
(Sun Bowl Carnival Consolation)
L 59–69
January 4* Furman Alley Gymnasium • Greenville, SC W 51–50
January 7 #16 NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 70–76
January 11 at Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA L 66–71
January 15 at Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC L 76–89
January 19 Maryland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 61–80
January 22 at #7 Virginia University HallCharlottesville, VA L 87–105
January 24 Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 58–56
January 27* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC L 77–94
January 29 at Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 96–99
February 2 #1 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 81–84
February 5* Baptist Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 81–60
February 9 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 83–90
February 12* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 86–81
February 16 Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 82–86
February 19 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 88–92
February 23 #3 Virginia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 83–85 (OT)
February 27 at #11 North Carolina Carmichael AuditoriumChapel Hill, NC L 80–93
March 2 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 93–86
March 5* Illinois–Chicago Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 92–88
March 11* vs. #5 North Carolina Omni ColiseumAtlanta, GA
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 79–105
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1983–84[edit]

1983–84 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
IPTAY Tournament Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1983–84 record 14–14 (3–11 ACC)
Head coach Bill Foster
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1982–83 1984–85 »
Date Opponent Site Result
November 26* Wagner Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC W 105–55
November 29* Marquette Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Semifinal)
W 66–61 (OT)
November 30* Furman Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Final)
W 71–67
December 3* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 72–71
December 10* The Citadel Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 92–70
December 17* at Vanderbilt Memorial GymnasiumNashville, TN W 70–62
December 19* Baylor Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 102–52
December 28* at UNLV Thomas & Mack CenterLas Vegas, NV L 55–69
December 30* vs. Marshall Las Vegas, NV L 61–63
January 4* St. Francis (NY) Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 97–63
January 9 #12 NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 63–61
January 11 Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 79–69
January 14* Baptist Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 71–59
January 17 at #7 Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 72–85
January 21 Virginia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 73–74
January 26 at Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA L 52–59
January 28 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 65–67
February 1 at #1 North Carolina Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC L 75–97
February 4 #15 Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 72–76 (OT)
February 8 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 59–69
February 11* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC W 61–59
February 15 at #13 Wake Forest Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC L 57–68
February 18 Maryland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 65–66 (3OT)
February 21 at Virginia University HallCharlottesville, VA L 70–77
February 26 #1 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 71–82
February 29 at #15 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC W 77–76
March 3* Campbell Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 62–52
March 9* vs. #1 North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 66–78
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1984–85[edit]

1984–85 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
IPTAY Tournament Champions
Music City Tournament Champions
NIT, First Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1984–85 record 16–13 (5–9 ACC)
Head coach Cliff Ellis
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1983–84 1985–86 »
Date Opponent Site Result
November 26* Tennessee Tech Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC L 67–68 (OT)
November 30* Campbell Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Semifinal)
W 90–55
December 1* South Alabama Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Final)
W 79–69
December 5* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC L 66–71
December 8* Augusta Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 89–62
December 15* Middle Tennessee Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 81–75
December 19* at Furman Alley Gymnasium • Greenville, SC W 55–53 (OT)
December 28* vs. Massachusetts Memorial GymnasiumNashville, TN
(Music City Tournament)
W 86–72
December 29* vs. Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium • Nashville, TN
(Music City Tournament)
W 81–74
January 2* Appalachian State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 84–77
January 8 at #8 Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA W 90–81
January 10 NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 68–71
January 12 at Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC L 61–83
January 16 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 84–94
January 19 Virginia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 82–62
January 23 #16 Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 59–64
January 26 #5 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 83–100
January 30 #11 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 52–50
February 2* Delaware State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 96–65
February 6 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 57–69
February 9* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 98–81
February 13 Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 80–65
February 17 #10 Maryland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 71–64
February 20 at Virginia University HallCharlottesville, VA L 66–69
February 23 at #13 North Carolina Carmichael AuditoriumChapel Hill, NC L 50–84
February 27 at #6 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 73–90
March 2* Winthrop Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 100–55
March 8* vs. #18 NC State Omni ColiseumAtlanta, GA
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 63–70
March 15* at Tennessee–Chattanooga McKenzie ArenaChattanooga, TN
(NIT First Round)
L 65–67
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1985–86[edit]

1985–86 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
IPTAY Tournament Champions
NIT, Third Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1985–86 record 19–15 (3–11 ACC)
Head coach Cliff Ellis
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1984–85 1986–87 »
1985–86 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Duke 12 2   .857     37 3   .925
#6 Georgia Tech 11 3   .786     27 7   .794
#8 North Carolina 10 4   .714     28 6   .824
North Carolina State 7 7   .500     21 13   .618
Virginia 7 7   .500     19 11   .633
Maryland 6 8   .429     19 14   .576
Clemson 3 11   .214     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 0 14   .000     8 21   .276
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result
November 25* Maryland–Eastern Shore Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC W 83–57
November 29* East Tennessee St. Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Semifinal)
W 92–67
November 30* South Bulls Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Final)
W 70–60
December 2* Rider Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 101–63
December 4* Morgan State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 79–36
December 7* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 73–66 (OT)
December 14* Bethune-Cookman Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 87–60
December 16* Baptist Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 89–63
December 18* Georgia State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 100–60
December 21* at Texas Tech City Bank ColiseumLubbock, TX W 65–64
December 28* vs. Bradley Neal S. Blaisdell CenterHonolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic Quarterfinal)
W 81–76
December 29* vs. Missouri Neal S. Blaisdell Center • Honolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic Semifinal)
L 64–69
December 30* vs. Seton Hall Neal S. Blaisdell Center • Honolulu, HI
(Rainbow Classic 3rd place game)
W 69–62
January 6 Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 91–64
January 11 Virginia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 81–83
January 13 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 57–60
January 15 #5 Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 71–83
January 23* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC L 64–65
January 25 at Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC W 46–43
January 29 at #5 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 78–89
February 1 at #1 North Carolina Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC L 67–85
February 5 NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 69–73 (OT)
February 8 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 69–78
February 12 #1 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 64–79
February 13* Florida A&M Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 96–52
February 15 Maryland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 70–60
February 17* Furman Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 75–57
February 22 at Virginia University HallCharlottesville, VA L 69–82
February 26 #1 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 69–77
March 2 at #4 Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA L 63–74
March 7* vs. #6 Georgia Tech Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 61–79
March 13* Middle Tennessee Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(NIT First Round)
W 99–81
March 17* Georgia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(NIT Second Round)
W 77–65
March 20* Wyoming Arena-AuditoriumLaramie, WY
(NIT Third Round)
L 57–62
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1986–87[edit]

1986–87 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
IPTAY Tournament Champions
TCBY Arkansas–Little Rock Classic Champions
Hawaii Pacific Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
AP #13
1986–87 record 25–6 (10–4 ACC)
Head coach Cliff Ellis
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1985–86 1987–88 »
Date Opponent Rank# Site Result
November 28* Georgia State Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Semifinal)
W 108–91
November 29* Boston University Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(IPTAY Tournament Final)
W 92–77
December 3* UNC–Asheville Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 89–58
December 6* Texas Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 86–72
December 14* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC W 71–65
December 16* Prairie View A&M Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 103–45
December 17* Armstrong State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 112–39
December 29* vs. Delaware State Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, AR
(TCBY Arkansas–Little Rock Classic Semifinal)
W 95–42
December 30* vs. Arkansas–Little Rock Barton Coliseum • Little Rock, AR
(TCBY Arkansas–Little Rock Classic Final)
W 76–44
January 2* vs. Fordham Honolulu, HI
(Hawaii Pacific Tournament Semifinal)
W 90–86
January 3* vs. Hawaii Pacific Honolulu, HI
(Hawaii Pacific Tournament Final)
W 93–74
January 7 #18 NC State #20 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 73–69
January 10 at Wake Forest #20 Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC W 91–88 (OT)
January 12* Florida International #12 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 108–55
January 14* Furman #12 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 94–77
January 17 Maryland #12 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 72–64
January 20 at Georgia Tech #10 Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA W 67–66
January 24 #12 Duke #10 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 103–105 (OT)
January 26* Winthrop #14 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 96–69
January 28 #1 North Carolina #14 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 99–108
January 31 Virginia #14 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 89–83
February 4 at Maryland #12 Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD W 80–79
February 7* South Carolina #12 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 74–52
February 11 at NC State #12 Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC W 78–75
February 14 at Virginia #12 University HallCharlottesville, VA W 94–90 (OT)
February 18 Wake Forest #10 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 87–71
February 21 at #3 North Carolina #10 Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC L 80–96
February 25 Georgia Tech #13 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 88–77
February 28 at #17 Duke #13 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 59–65
March 6* vs. Wake Forest #13 Capital CentreLandover, MD
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 62–69
March 13* vs. Southwest Missouri St. #13 Omni Coliseum • Atlanta, GA
(NCAA First Round)
L 60–65
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1987–88[edit]

1987–88 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
NIT, First Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1987–88 record 14–15 (4–10 ACC)
Head coach Cliff Ellis
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 1986–87 1988–89 »
Date Opponent Site Result
November 27* Oregon State Chinese Culture and Sports Center • Taipei, Taiwan W 69–54
November 30* Baptist Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC W 81–60
December 2* Towson State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 71–61
December 5* Mercer Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 103–68
December 12* Coastal Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 76–57
December 15* Southern Miss Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 85–88
December 16* Augusta Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 91–45
December 28* vs. Michigan USF Sun DomeTampa, FL
(South Florida Invitational Semifinal)
L 88–93
December 29* vs. Florida International USF Sun Dome • Tampa, FL
(South Florida Invitational Consolation)
W 98–47
January 6 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 61–70
January 9 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 53–68
January 10 at Virginia University HallCharlottesville, VA L 75–77
January 13* Rider Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 83–48
January 16 Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 75–62
January 20* Furman Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 76–65
January 23* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 69–65
January 26 at Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA L 76–85
February 1 at #5 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 63–101
February 4 #8 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 64–88
February 6* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC L 63–75
February 10 Maryland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 66–70
February 18 NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 63–88
February 21 Virginia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 65–62
February 24 at Wake Forest Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC L 73–79
February 28 at #9 North Carolina Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC L 52–88
March 2 #9 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 79–77
March 5 #13 Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 97–94 (2OT)
March 11* vs. #11 NC State Greensboro Coliseum • Greensboro, NC
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 72–79
March 18* at Southern Miss Reed Green ColiseumHattiesburg, MS
(NIT First Round)
L 69–74
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1988–89[edit]

1988–89 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1988–89 record 19–11 (7–7 ACC)
Head coach Cliff Ellis
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
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Date Opponent Site Result
November 28* The Citadel Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC W 96–82
December 1* at Furman Alley Gymnasium • Greenville, SC W 79–64
December 3* at South Carolina Carolina ColiseumColumbia, SC L 70–90
December 10* Wagner Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 79–36
December 13* South Carolina State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 93–70
December 17* at Hofstra Physical Fitness CenterHempstead, NY W 77–63
December 27* vs. Middle Tennessee Memorial ColiseumPortland, OR
(Far West Classic Quarterfinal)
W 81–77
December 29* vs. Oregon Memorial Coliseum • Portland, OR
(Far West Classic Semifinal)
W 74–61
December 30* vs. Oregon State Memorial Coliseum • Portland, OR
(Far West Classic Final)
L 58–72
January 5 #16 NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC L 65–73
January 7 Maryland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 75–58
January 11 Virginia Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 88–70
January 14 at Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC W 75–71
January 18* Youngstown State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 104–74
January 21* Western Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 77–60
January 25 at #22 Georgia Tech Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA L 74–75
January 29 at #8 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC L 62–92
February 1 #8 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 85–82
February 4* South Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 78–65
February 7 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, MD L 87–98
February 11* Liberty Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 96–71
February 15 at #19 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, NC L 75–90
February 18 at Virginia University HallCharlottesville, VA L 83–85
February 22 Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 94–83
February 25 at #5 North Carolina Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC L 86–100
March 1 #9 Duke Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 79–74
March 4 #25 Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 81–79 (OT)
March 10* vs. Virginia Omni Coliseum • Atlanta, GA
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 73–90
March 16* vs. #22 Saint Mary's BSU PavilionBoise, ID
(NCAA First Round)
W 83–70
March 18* vs. #1 Arizona BSU Pavilion • Boise, ID
(NCAA Second Round)
L 68–94
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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