2007–08 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team

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2007–08 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
ACC Tournament Runner-Up
NCAA Tournament, At-Large Bid
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
AP #22
2007–08 record 24–10 (10–6 ACC)
Head coach Oliver Purnell
Assistant coach Ron Bradley
Assistant coach Shaka Smart
Assistant coach Frank Smith
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »
2007–08 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 North Carolina 14 2   .875     36 3   .923
#9 Duke 13 3   .813     28 6   .824
#22 Clemson 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Virginia Tech 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Miami (FL) 8 8   .500     23 11   .676
Maryland 8 8   .500     19 15   .559
Georgia Tech 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Wake Forest 7 9   .438     17 13   .567
Florida State 7 9   .438     19 15   .559
Virginia 5 11   .313     17 16   .515
Boston College 4 12   .250     14 17   .452
North Carolina State 4 12   .250     15 16   .484
† ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007–08 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represents Clemson University. The Head Coach is Oliver Purnell. The team plays its home games in Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina.

Post-season[edit]

2008 ACC Tournament[edit]

The Tigers entered the tournament seeded third in the conference, their highest seeding since their 1989–90 team won the regular-season championship. After defeating Boston College in their first game, the Tigers advanced to the ACC Tournament Final for the first time in 46 years (1962) and only the second time in school history by knocking off the #7 Duke Blue Devils by a score of 78–74. In the finals, they were defeated by #1 North Carolina 86–81.

2008 NCAA Tournament[edit]

Clemson received the #5 seed in the Midwest region of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. It was the first time in 10 years that the Tigers made the field of 64. After building as much as an 18 point lead in the first half, the Tigers eventually fell to the #12 seed Wildcats by a final of 75–69. This marked the first time in NCAA Tournament history that 4 lower seeded teams (Villanova, Siena, Kansas State, Davidson) from one region (Midwest) all advanced to the second round.

2007–08 roster[edit]

No. Name Ht. Wt. Position Year Hometown
5 Zavier Anderson 5'9" 160 G FR Greenville, South Carolina
4 Jonah Baize 6'6" 200 G/F FR Evansville, Indiana
35 Trevor Booker 6'7" 240 C/F SO Whitmire, South Carolina
45 Jerai Grant 6'8" 215 F FR Bowie, Maryland
25 Cliff Hammonds 6'3" 200 G SR Cairo, Georgia
40 James Mays 6'9" 230 F SR Garner, North Carolina
24 Matt Morris 6'5" 200 F SR Georgetown, South Carolina
22 Terrence Oglesby 6'2" 185 G FR Cleveland, Tennessee
32 Sam Perry 6'5" 215 F SR Greenville, South Carolina
55 Karolis Petrukonis 6'11" 260 C SO Trakai, Lithuania
15 David Potter 6'6" 205 G/F SO Severn, Maryland
42 Julius Powell 6'7" 220 F JR Newton, North Carolina
1 K.C. Rivers 6'5" 215 G/F JR Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Demontez Stitt 6'2" 170 G FR Matthews, North Carolina
12 Raymond Sykes 6'9" 220 C/F JR Jacksonville, Florida
44 Jesse Yanutola 6'4" 215 F SR Tega Cay, South Carolina

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
10/20/07 10:00am Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC
(Orange & White Scrimmage)
    
11/06/07* 4:00pm Augusta State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 79–66  2,500
Regular Season
11/12/07* 7:30pm Furman Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC W 91–46  7,694 1–0
11/15/07* 8:00pm at Mississippi State Humphrey ColiseumStarkville, MS FSNS W 84–82  9,950 2–0
11/18/07* 2:00pm Old Dominion Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACC Select W 66–53  6,528 3–0
11/21/07* 7:30pm Presbyterian #24 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACC Select W 74–57  7,313 4–0
11/24/07* Noon Gardner-Webb #24 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACC Select W 96–67  6,320 5–0
11/27/07* 9:30pm Purdue #18 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN2 W 61–58  7,350 6–0
12/01/07* 4:00pm South Carolina #18 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(Carolina-Clemson Rivalry)
FSN W 85–74  9,281 7–0
12/05/07* 7:00pm at East Carolina #18 Williams Arena at Minges ColiseumGreenville, NC CSS W 82–67  6,556 8–0
12/20/07* 3:00pm at UPR-Mayagüez #15 Mario Morales ColiseumGuaynabo, PR
(San Juan Shootout)
W 90–73  N/A 9–0
12/21/07* 3:00pm vs. DePaul #15 Mario Morales Coliseum • Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
(San Juan Shootout)
W 90–74  121 10–0
12/22/07* 5:30pm vs. Mississippi #15 Mario Morales Coliseum • Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
(San Juan Shootout)
L 82–85  324 10–1
12/29/07* 4:00pm Samford #21 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACC Select W 78–45  9,512 11–1
1/01/08* 4:30pm at Alabama #19 Coleman ColiseumTuscaloosa, AL FSN W 87–61  9,316 12–1
1/06/08 7:30pm #1 North Carolina #19 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC FSN L 88–90 OT 10,000 12–2 (0–1)
1/09/08* 7:30pm Charlotte #18 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACC Select L 72–82  9,349 12–3
1/12/08 7:00pm Florida State #18 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACC Select W 97–85 2OT 10,000 13–3 (1–1)
1/15/08 7:00pm North Carolina State #24 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC RSN W 70–54  9,046 14–3 (2–1)
1/19/08 6:00pm at #7 Duke #24 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN L 80–93  9,314 14–4 (2–2)
1/22/08 7:00pm Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC RSN W 80–75 OT 8,349 15–4 (3–2)
1/27/08 1:00pm at Miami (FL) BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL R/LF L 72–75  4,859 15–5 (3–3)
2/02/08 8:00pm Boston College Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACC Select W 78–56  10,000 16–5 (4–3)
2/07/08 7:00pm at Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ESPN2 W 82–51  13,929 17–5 (5–3)
2/10/08 6:30pm at #3 North Carolina Dean Smith CenterChapel Hill, NC FSN L 93–103 2OT 20,767 17–6 (5–4)
2/14/08 9:00pm Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC R/LF Split W 82–67  7,650 18–6 (6–4)
2/16/08 3:00pm at North Carolina State RBC CenterRaleigh, NC R/LF Split W 71–64  18,985 19–6 (7–4)
2/19/08 7:00pm at Florida State Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL FSN L 55–64  7,075 19–7 (7–5)
2/27/08 7:30pm Miami (FL) Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACC Select W 79–69  9,347 20–7 (8–5)
3/02/08 7:30pm at Maryland Comcast CenterCollege Park, MD FSN W 73–70  17,950 21–7 (9–5)
3/06/08 7:00pm at Georgia Tech #24 Alexander Memorial ColiseumAtlanta, GA ESPN L 75–80  9,191 21–8 (9–6)
3/09/08 1:30pm Virginia Tech #24 Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC R/LF W 70–69  10,000 22–8 (10–6)
ACC Tournament
3/14/08 9:00pm vs. Boston College Charlotte Bobcats ArenaCharlotte, NC
(Quarterfinals)
RLF/ESPN2 W 82–48  20,035 23–8
3/15/08 3:30pm vs. #7 Duke Charlotte Bobcats Arena • Charlotte, NC
(Semifinals)
RLF/ESPN W 78–74  20,035 24–8
3/16/08 1:00pm vs. #1 North Carolina Charlotte Bobcats Arena • Charlotte, NC
(Finals)
RLF/ESPN2 L 81–86  20,035 24–9
NCAA Tournament
3/21/08* 9:55pm vs. Villanova #22 St. Pete Times ForumTampa, FL
(First Round)
CBS L 69–75  15,328 24–10
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final
USA Today/ESPN Coaches RV RV 22 22 18 17 15 20 19 19 23 25 RV RV RV RV RV RV 22 RV
Associated Press RV RV 24 24 18 18 15 21 19 18 24 RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 22 22

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