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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.