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
Date Opponent Site Result
December 3* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, Georgia L 40–59
December 6* Georgia Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina L 57–65
December 10* Presbyterian Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 55–53
December 16 at Maryland Ritchie ColiseumCollege Park, Maryland W 60–55
December 17 at Richmond Blues ArmoryRichmond, Virginia W 75–53
January 7 at Furman Greenville, South Carolina L 55–56 (OT)
January 10 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 58–66
January 14 Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 88–82 (2OT)
January 18 The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 63–38
January 21 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 56–66
February 3 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina L 40–43
February 4 at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, South Carolina W 59–34
February 7 George Washington Clemson Field House • Calhoun, South Carolina L 61–66
February 10* at Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina W 74–51
February 14 at Davidson Davidson, North Carolina L 65–77
February 15 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, North Carolina L 52–65
February 18 Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 52–56
February 20 at Washington and Lee Lexington, Virginia W 78–63
February 21 at VMI VMI Field HouseLexington, Virginia W 83–73
February 25 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina 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
Date Opponent Site Result
December 9* at Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina L 76–78
December 14* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, Georgia L 45–58
December 18* Georgia Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina W 70–69
January 6* Presbyterian Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 87–78
January 9 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 61–76
January 16 Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 85–59
January 20 The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 69–43
January 27 Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 74–62
February 1 at Furman Greenville, South Carolina W 89–72
February 3 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 50–44
February 9 at Davidson Davidson, North Carolina L 55–56
February 10 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, North Carolina L 72–73 (OT)
February 15 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 57–47
February 20 at Maryland Ritchie ColiseumCollege Park, Maryland L 50–54 (OT)
February 21 at George Washington Washington, D.C. W 82–76
February 23 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina W 78–72
February 24 at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, South Carolina W 73–57
March 6* vs. Maryland Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina
(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
Date Opponent# Site Result
December 1* Georgia Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina W 57–47
December 5* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, Georgia W 77–54
December 11* Presbyterian Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 85–72
December 14* at Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina W 78–76 (OT)
December 17* at Tennessee Alumni Memorial GymKnoxville, Tennessee L 52–61
December 27* vs. Florida Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 61–76
December 28* vs. Florida State Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Consolation)
W 62–56
December 29* vs. Georgia Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Consolation)
W 85–60
January 5 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 59–65
January 8 Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 70–65
January 12 The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 89–59
January 15 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina L 65–71
January 26 at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, South Carolina W 66–63
January 30 at Furman Greenville, South Carolina W 67–66
February 2 Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 67–49
February 4 George Washington Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 80–65
February 8 at Davidson Davidson, North Carolina W 71–69
February 9 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, North Carolina W 68–63
February 16 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 77–69
February 19 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 85–84 (OT)
February 22 at #12 West Virginia WVU Field HouseMorgantown, West Virginia L 73–88
February 23 at #12 West Virginia WVU Field House • Morgantown, West Virginia L 69–80
March 6* vs. George Washington Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina
(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
Date Opponent Site Result
December 2* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, Georgia L 60–66
December 4* Presbyterian Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina W 77–64
December 6* Georgia Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 55–57
December 10 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 56–82
December 13 Richmond Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 60–74
December 16* at Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina W 82–64
January 2 William & Mary Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 81–71
January 9 Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 64–66
January 14 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 66–93
January 16 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina W 74–63
January 17 at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, South Carolina W 64–58
January 19 The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 79–50
January 21 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 80–91
February 2 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 67–71
February 13 at Davidson Davidson, North Carolina W 64–59
February 14 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, North Carolina L 56–87
February 23 Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 72–58
February 27 at Furman Greenville, South Carolina 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

The Tigers began play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Date Opponent# Site Result
December 1* at Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina L 61–92
December 3 Maryland Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina L 41–81
December 5* Georgia Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 63–71
December 8* at Tennessee Alumni Memorial GymKnoxville, Tennessee L 56–82
December 9* at Tennessee Tech Cookeville, Tennessee L 80–97
December 12* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, Georgia L 51–77
December 15* Presbyterian Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 72–56
December 19 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 48–85
January 4* at William & Mary Blow GymnasiumWilliamsburg, Virginia W 75–72
January 5* at George Washington Washington, D.C. L 55–95
January 6 at Maryland Ritchie ColiseumCollege Park, Maryland L 54–79
January 12* at Furman Greenville, South Carolina L 69–87
January 15 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina L 57–65
January 16* at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, South Carolina W 76–52
January 29* The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 78–55
February 1* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 55–70
February 6 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 69–101
February 9 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, North Carolina L 57–98
February 13 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 56–72
February 16 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 61–64
February 20 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina L 59–113
February 27* Davidson Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 81–69
March 5* vs. #17 Maryland Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina
(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
1954–55 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 NC State 12 2   .857     28 4   .875
Duke 11 3   .786     20 8   .714
Maryland 10 4   .714     17 7   .708
Wake Forest 8 6   .571     17 10   .630
North Carolina 8 6   .571     10 11   .476
Virginia 5 9   .357     14 15   .483
South Carolina 2 12   .143     10 17   .370
Clemson 0 14   .000     2 21   .087
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result
December 1* Presbyterian Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina L 75–81
December 2 at Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 54–115
December 4 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 66–99
December 7* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, Georgia W 74–72
December 14 #4 NC State Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 72–112
December 17 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 94–100
January 3* at Tennessee Alumni Memorial GymKnoxville, Tennessee L 55–94
January 4* at Tennessee Tech Cookeville, Tennessee L 71–84
January 8 #11 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 63–71
January 11 Duke Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 66–75
January 15 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 87–95
January 18 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 87–90
January 29* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 73–89
February 1* at Presbyterian Clinton, South Carolina L 56–92
February 4 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, North Carolina L 65–120
February 5 at #6 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina L 85–119
February 14 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, Virginia L 68–106
February 15 at #11 Maryland Ritchie ColiseumCollege Park, Maryland L 66–68
February 18 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina L 68–85
February 21* at Georgia Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 105–94
February 24* at Furman Greenville, South Carolina L 87–124
February 26 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 79–100
March 3* vs. #5 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina
(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
Date Opponent Site Result
December 2 at Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 63–97
December 3 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 58–73
December 13 #2 NC State Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina L 83–100
December 16 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 75–73
December 19* vs. Florida State Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Quarterfinal)
W 94–76
December 20* vs. Tennessee Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Semifinal)
W 89–86
December 21* vs. Wake Forest Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Final)
L 79–98
December 28* vs. LSU Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Semifinal)
W 100–95
December 29* vs. South Carolina Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Final)
W 94–87
January 4* vs. Spring Hill Mobile, Alabama
(Senior Bowl Tournament Semifinal)
L 91–102
January 5* vs. Miami (FL) Mobile, Alabama
(Senior Bowl Tournament Consolation)
W 98–96
January 7 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 63–71
January 11 #6 Duke Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 80–109
January 14 #9 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 99–103 (OT)
January 18 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina L 79–94
January 21* at Furman Greenville, South Carolina W 112–99
January 28 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 103–104
January 30* at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, South Carolina W 86–70
February 3 at Wake Forest Gore Gymnasium • Wake Forest, North Carolina L 87–108
February 4 at #4 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina L 88–105
February 6* The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 114–69
February 13 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, Virginia L 85–96
February 14 at Maryland Student Activities BuildingCollege Park, Maryland L 69–81
February 21 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 83–89
February 23* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 80–91
March 1* vs. #5 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina
(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
Date Opponent Site Result
December 4 Duke Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina L 78–84
December 8 vs. North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina L 75–94
December 11 #8 NC State Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 96–94 (OT)
December 15* at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, South Carolina L 66–71
December 17* vs. Alabama Polytechnic Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Quarterfinal)
L 64–89
December 18* vs. Davidson Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
W 75–67
December 19* vs. Muhlenberg Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
L 65–88
December 27* vs. Georgia Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Semifinal)
L 76–84
December 28* vs. Florida Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Consolation)
L 71–105
January 4 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 52–59
January 11 at #2 North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 54–86
January 12 at #15 Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 70–80
January 16* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 80–77 (OT)
February 1 at #13 Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, North Carolina L 70–81
February 2 at NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina L 71–75
February 8 #10 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 72–93
February 12 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 79–71
February 6* The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 68–66
February 16 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 84–81
February 21* at Furman Greenville, South Carolina W 91–79
February 23 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, Virginia L 71–85
February 25 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, Maryland L 65–74
March 2 vs. South Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina L 85–113
March 7* vs. #1 North Carolina Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina
(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
Date Opponent Site Result
December 4* Georgia Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina L 60–72
December 6 at Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 66–79
December 7 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 55–79
December 10 #12 NC State Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 63–59
December 19* vs. Alabama Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Quarterfinal)
L 75–78
December 20* vs. Lafayette Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
W 78–65
December 21* vs. Bucknell Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
W 71–66
December 30* vs. Florida Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Semifinal)
L 64–76
December 31* vs. South Carolina Jacksonville, Florida
(Gator Bowl Tournament Consolation)
W 85–65
January 3 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 85–88 (2OT)
January 4 #7 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 73–66
January 11 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina L 67–74
January 14 at Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, North Carolina W 81–72
January 18 #6 North Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 81–90
January 25* The Citadel Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 57–60
February 1 at #10 NC State Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina L 54–56
February 4 vs. #13 Duke Charlotte, North Carolina L 57–73
February 13 at #9 Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, Maryland L 54–72
February 14 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, Virginia L 59–74
February 20 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 60–61
February 22* at Furman Greenville, South Carolina L 95–102 (OT)
February 24 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 86–76
March 1* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 73–58
March 6* vs. #13 North Carolina Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina
(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
Date Opponent Site Result
December 1* at Georgia Woodruff HallAthens, Georgia L 59–76
December 3 at North Carolina Woollen GymnasiumChapel Hill, North Carolina L 67–83
December 5 Duke Clemson Field HouseClemson, South Carolina W 56–55
December 9 #5 NC State Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 54–56
December 12* vs. Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(Steel Bowl Semifinal)
L 54–71
December 13* vs. Miami (FL) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(Steel Bowl Consolation)
W 66–61
December 29* vs. George Washington Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Quarterfinal)
L 53–72
December 30* vs. Pittsburgh Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
L 50–60
December 31* vs. South Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina
(Carousel Classic Consolation)
W 55–49
January 3 at Wake Forest Winston–Salem Memorial ColiseumWinston-Salem, North Carolina L 47–57
January 5 South Carolina Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 69–83
January 9 Virginia Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 70–63
January 10 Maryland Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 55–46
January 13 at Duke Duke Indoor StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 41–45
January 16* Furman Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina L 48–69
January 19* at The Citadel The Citadel ArmoryCharleston, South Carolina L 44–55
January 30 vs. #2 North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum • Charlotte, North Carolina
(North–South Doubleheader)
L 46–60
January 31 vs. #6 NC State Charlotte Coliseum • Charlotte, North Carolina
(North–South Doubleheader)
L 54–69
February 12* at Furman Alley Gymnasium • Greenville, South Carolina W 73–64
February 14 at Virginia Memorial GymnasiumCharlottesville, Virginia L 61–69
February 16 at Maryland Cole Field HouseCollege Park, Maryland L 58–77
February 21 at South Carolina Carolina Fieldhouse • Columbia, South Carolina W 58–56 (OT)
February 23 Wake Forest Clemson Field House • Clemson, South Carolina W 58–51
March 5* vs. #5 North Carolina Reynolds ColiseumRaleigh, North Carolina
(ACC Tournament Quarterfinal)
L 69–93
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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