2007–08 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team

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2007–08 Clemson Tigers men's basketball
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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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
10/20/07
10:00am

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