2014–15 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team

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2014–15 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
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Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2014–15 record 15–12 (7–8 ACC)
Head coach Brad Brownell (5th year)
Assistant coach Mike Winiecki
Assistant coach Richie Riley
Assistant coach Steve Smith
Home arena Littlejohn Coliseum
Seasons
« 2013–14 2015–16 »
2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Virginia 15 1   .938     27 1   .964
#4 Duke 13 3   .813     26 3   .897
#9 Notre Dame 12 4   .750     24 5   .828
#17 Louisville 11 5   .688     23 6   .793
#15 North Carolina 10 6   .625     20 9   .690
Syracuse 9 7   .563     18 11   .621
Pittsburgh 8 7   .533     19 10   .655
Miami (FL) 8 8   .500     18 11   .621
NC State 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Clemson 8 8   .500     16 12   .571
Florida State 7 10   .412     15 15   .500
Wake Forest 4 11   .267     12 16   .429
Georgia Tech 3 14   .176     12 17   .414
Boston College 2 14   .125     10 18   .357
Virginia Tech 2 15   .118     10 20   .333
2015 ACC Tournament winner
As of February 27, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represents Clemson University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by fifth year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers play their home games at Littlejohn Coliseum as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Last season[edit]

The Tigers finished the season 23–13, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in sixth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Duke. They received an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Georgia State, Illinois and Belmont to advance to the semifinals where they lost to SMU.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Adonis Filer 3 G 6'2" 190 Sophomore Chicago, IL Transferred to Florida Atlantic
Devin Coleman 15 G 6'2" 205 RS Sophomore Philadelphia, PA Transferred to Temple
K. J. McDaniels 32 F 6'6" 200 Junior Birmingham, AL Declared for the 2014 NBA Draft
Ibrahim Djambo 42 F 6'10" 215 Junior Bamako, Mali Transferred to Hofstra

Recruiting class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Donte Grantham
SF
Martinsburg, WV Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Apr 19, 2014 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Gabe DeVoe
SG
Shelby, NC Shelby High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Aug 6, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NA   Rivals: NA  ESPN: NA
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 1 Ajukwa, AustinAustin Ajukwa 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Columbia, South Carolina
G 2 Fields, CarsonCarson Fields 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Pewee Valley, Kentucky
G 3 Holmes, AvryAvry Holmes (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Salem, Oregon
G 4 Rooks, PatrickPatrick Rooks 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Fr Charlotte, North Carolina
F 5 Blossomgame, JaronJaron Blossomgame 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS So Alpharetta, Georgia
G 10 DeVoe, GabeGabe DeVoe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Shelby, North Carolina
G 12 Hall, RodRod Hall 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Augusta, Georgia
C 15 Grantham, DonteDonte Grantham 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Martinsburg, West Virginia
G 20 Roper, JordanJordan Roper 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Columbia, South Carolina
G 21 Harrison, DamarcusDamarcus Harrison 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Greenwood, South Carolina
F 33 Smith, JoshJosh Smith 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Charlotte, North Carolina
C 35 Nnoko, LandryLandry Nnoko 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Yaoundé, Cameroon
C 50 Djitte, SidySidy Djitte 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Dakar, Senegal
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Mike Winiecki
  • Richie Riley
  • Steve Smith

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Points Leader Rebounds Leader Assists Leader Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/08/2014* 5:00 PM Anderson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC  12 - Hall, Roper   13 - Blossomgame   3 - Blossomgame  W 62–36   
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2014* 7:00 PM Florida A&M Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPN3  15 - Nnoko   8 - Djitte   10 - Hall  W 86–41  6,646 1–0
11/17/2014* 7:00 PM Winthrop Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC RSN  19 - Nnoko   9 - Nnoko   3 - Roper  L 74–77  5,960 1–1
11/21/2014* 1:30 PM vs. Gardner–Webb Sports and Fitness CenterSaint Thomas, VI
(Paradise Jam Tournament quarterfinals)
ParadiseJam.com  19 - Harrison   10 - Blossomgame   3 - Blossomgame, Hall  L 72–70  1,351 1–2
11/22/2014* 2:30 PM vs. Nevada Sports and Fitness Center • Saint Thomas, VI
(Paradise Jam Tournament consolation semifinals)
ParadiseJam.com  13 - Blossomgame   7 - Harrison   2 - Hall, Roper  W 59–50  1,968 2–2
11/24/2014* 4:00 PM vs. LSU Sports and Fitness Center • Saint Thomas, VI
(Paradise Jam Tournament 4th place game)
ParadiseJam.com  16 - Harrison   10 - Blossomgame   3 - Grantham  W 64–61  1,342 3–2
11/28/2014* 7:00 PM High Point Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPN3  14 - Blossomgame   13 - Blossomgame, Nnoko   6 - Roper  W 62–59  6,767 4–2
12/01/2014* 7:00 PM Rutgers Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
ESPNU  15 - Harrison   10 - Blossomgame, Nnoko   7 - Hall  L 69–64  6,285 4–3
12/07/2014* 5:00 PM #18 Arkansas Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPNU  19 - Hall   8 - Blossomgame   5 - Harrison  W 68–65 OT 6,764 5–3
12/14/2014* 4:00 PM Auburn Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPN3  20 - Hall   10 - Blossomgame   2 - Harrison  W 72–61  7,140 6–3
12/19/2014* 7:00 PM at South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC
(Rivalry)
SECN  14 - Blossomgame   6 - Djitte   3 - Hall  L 45–68  11,992 6–4
12/22/2014* 7:00 PM Oakland Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPN3  26 - Blossomgame   8 - Grantham   6 - Hall  W 70–60  7,146 7–4
12/30/2014* 7:00 PM Robert Morris Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPN3  16 - Blossomgame   12 - Blossomgame   5 - Hall  W 64–57  6,303 8–4
ACC regular season
01/03/2015 8:15 PM #19 North Carolina Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPN  13 - Blossomgame   7 - Nnoko   2 - DeVoe, Grantham, Harrison  L 50–74  8,404 8–5 (0–1)
01/07/2015 9:00 PM at #5 Louisville KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY ACCN  15 - Blossomgame   9 - Blossomgame   4 - Hall  L 52–58  21,676 8–6 (0–2)
01/10/2015 12:00 PM at Pittsburgh Peterson Events CenterPittsburgh, PA RSN  18 - Blossomgame   7 - Djitte & Hall   4 - Hall & Roper  W 71–62  12,508 9–6 (1–2)
01/13/2015 8:00 PM at #2 Virginia John Paul Jones ArenaCharlottesville, VA ACCN  9 - Blossomgame   10 - Blossomgame   3 - Hall  L 42–65  13,604 9–7 (1–3)
01/17/2015 4:00 PM Syracuse Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACCN  16 - Grantham   12 - Blossomgame   6 - Hall  W 66–53  10,000 10–7 (2–3)
01/19/2015 9:00 PM Florida State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPNU  12 - Hall   8 - Blossomgame   3 - Hall  L 55–59  6,993 10–8 (2–4)
01/24/2015 12:00 PM Wake Forest Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACCN  13 - Grantham   8 - Smith   5 - Hall  W 59–57  8,056 11–8 (3–4)
01/28/2015 9:00 PM at NC State PNC ArenaRaleigh, NC ACCN  18 - Roper   12 - Blossomgame   3 - Hall  W 68–57  15,866 12–8 (4–4)
01/31/2015 12:00 PM Boston College Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC RSN  24 - Roper   9 - Nnoko   6 - Hall  W 64–49  8,345 13–8 (5–4)
02/04/2015 9:00 PM at Florida State Donald L. Tucker Civic CenterTallahassee, FL RSN  14 - Blossomgame   8 - Smith   4 - Roper  W 62–56  6,362 14–8 (6–4)
02/08/2015 6:30 PM at Miami (FL) BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL ESPNU  10 - Grantham & Roper   7 - Grantham   3 - Hall  L 45–56  6,351 14–9 (6–5)
02/10/2015 7:00 PM #10 Notre Dame Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ESPN2  17 - Blossomgame   14 - Blossomgame   4 - Grantham  L 58–60  8,965 14–10 (6–6)
02/14/2015 12:00 PM Virginia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC RSN  21 - Roper   7 - Blossomgame   5 - Roper  W 75–54  8,645 15–10 (7–6)
02/16/2015 7:00 PM at Georgia Tech Hank McCamish PavilionAtlanta, GA ESPNU  10 - Ajukwa, Blossomgame   7 - Blossomgame   3 - Hall  L 52–63  5,653 15–11 (7–7)
02/21/2015 4:00 PM at #4 Duke Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN  10 - Blossomgame   8 - Grantham   4 - Hall  L 56–78  9,314 15–12 (7–8)
02/28/2015 12:00 PM Georgia Tech Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC ACCN    -       -       -        
03/03/2015 9:00 PM NC State Littlejohn Coliseum • Clemson, SC RSN    -       -       -        
03/07/2015 4:00 PM at Notre Dame Edmund P. Joyce CenterSouth Bend, IN ACCN    -       -       -        
ACC Tournament
03/10-14/2015 vs.  Greensboro ColiseumGreensboro, NC    -       -       -        
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.