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 16–15 (8–10 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
#6 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 4   .882
#4 Duke 15 3   .833     35 4   .897
#8 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
#17 Louisville 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
#15 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 12   .684
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     25 12   .676
NC State 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Syracuse 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Clemson 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Florida State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Pittsburgh 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Boston College 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Georgia Tech 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     11 22   .333
ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represented Clemson University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by fifth year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers played 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 Home town 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/08/2014*
5:00 PM
Anderson W 62–36 
 12 - Hall, Roper   13 - Blossomgame   3 - Blossomgame  Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson, SC
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Florida A&M W 86–41  1–0
 15 - Nnoko   8 - Djitte   10 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,646)
Clemson, SC
11/17/2014*
7:00 PM, RSN
Winthrop L 74–77  1–1
 19 - Nnoko   9 - Nnoko   3 - Roper  Littlejohn Coliseum (5,960)
Clemson, SC
11/21/2014*
1:30 PM, ParadiseJam.com
vs. Gardner–Webb
Paradise Jam Tournament quarterfinals
L 72–70  1–2
 19 - Harrison   10 - Blossomgame   3 - Blossomgame, Hall  Sports and Fitness Center (1,351)
Saint Thomas, VI
11/22/2014*
2:30 PM, ParadiseJam.com
vs. Nevada
Paradise Jam Tournament consolation semifinals
W 59–50  2–2
 13 - Blossomgame   7 - Harrison   2 - Hall, Roper  Sports and Fitness Center (1,968)
Saint Thomas, VI
11/24/2014*
4:00 PM, ParadiseJam.com
vs. LSU
Paradise Jam Tournament 4th place game
W 64–61  3–2
 16 - Harrison   10 - Blossomgame   3 - Grantham  Sports and Fitness Center (1,342)
Saint Thomas, VI
11/28/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
High Point W 62–59  4–2
 14 - Blossomgame   13 - Blossomgame, Nnoko   6 - Roper  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,767)
Clemson, SC
12/01/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Rutgers
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 69–64  4–3
 15 - Harrison   10 - Blossomgame, Nnoko   7 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,285)
Clemson, SC
12/07/2014*
5:00 PM, ESPNU
#18 Arkansas W 68–65 OT 5–3
 19 - Hall   8 - Blossomgame   5 - Harrison  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,764)
Clemson, SC
12/14/2014*
4:00 PM, ESPN3
Auburn W 72–61  6–3
 20 - Hall   10 - Blossomgame   2 - Harrison  Littlejohn Coliseum (7,140)
Clemson, SC
12/19/2014*
7:00 PM, SECN
at South Carolina
Rivalry
L 45–68  6–4
 14 - Blossomgame   6 - Djitte   3 - Hall  Colonial Life Arena (11,992)
Columbia, SC
12/22/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Oakland W 70–60  7–4
 26 - Blossomgame   8 - Grantham   6 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (7,146)
Clemson, SC
12/30/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Robert Morris W 64–57  8–4
 16 - Blossomgame   12 - Blossomgame   5 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,303)
Clemson, SC
ACC regular season
01/03/2015
8:15 PM, ESPN
#19 North Carolina L 50–74  8–5 (0–1)
 13 - Blossomgame   7 - Nnoko   2 - DeVoe, Grantham, Harrison  Littlejohn Coliseum (8,404)
Clemson, SC
01/07/2015
9:00 PM, ACCN
at #5 Louisville L 52–58  8–6 (0–2)
 15 - Blossomgame   9 - Blossomgame   4 - Hall  KFC Yum! Center (21,676)
Louisville, KY
01/10/2015
12:00 PM, RSN
at Pittsburgh W 71–62  9–6 (1–2)
 18 - Blossomgame   7 - Djitte & Hall   4 - Hall & Roper  Peterson Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/13/2015
8:00 PM, ACCN
at #2 Virginia L 42–65  9–7 (1–3)
 9 - Blossomgame   10 - Blossomgame   3 - Hall  John Paul Jones Arena (13,604)
Charlottesville, VA
01/17/2015
4:00 PM, ACCN
Syracuse W 66–53  10–7 (2–3)
 16 - Grantham   12 - Blossomgame   6 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Clemson, SC
01/19/2015
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Florida State L 55–59  10–8 (2–4)
 12 - Hall   8 - Blossomgame   3 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (6,993)
Clemson, SC
01/24/2015
12:00 PM, ACCN
Wake Forest W 59–57  11–8 (3–4)
 13 - Grantham   8 - Smith   5 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (8,056)
Clemson, SC
01/28/2015
9:00 PM, ACCN
at NC State W 68–57  12–8 (4–4)
 18 - Roper   12 - Blossomgame   3 - Hall  PNC Arena (15,866)
Raleigh, NC
01/31/2015
12:00 PM, RSN
Boston College W 64–49  13–8 (5–4)
 24 - Roper   9 - Nnoko   6 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (8,345)
Clemson, SC
02/04/2015
9:00 PM, RSN
at Florida State W 62–56  14–8 (6–4)
 14 - Blossomgame   8 - Smith   4 - Roper  Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (6,362)
Tallahassee, FL
02/08/2015
6:30 PM, ESPNU
at Miami (FL) L 45–56  14–9 (6–5)
 10 - Grantham & Roper   7 - Grantham   3 - Hall  BankUnited Center (6,351)
Coral Gables, FL
02/10/2015
7:00 PM, ESPN2
#10 Notre Dame L 58–60  14–10 (6–6)
 17 - Blossomgame   14 - Blossomgame   4 - Grantham  Littlejohn Coliseum (8,965)
Clemson, SC
02/14/2015
12:00 PM, RSN
Virginia Tech W 75–54  15–10 (7–6)
 21 - Roper   7 - Blossomgame   5 - Roper  Littlejohn Coliseum (8,645)
Clemson, SC
02/16/2015
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Georgia Tech L 52–63  15–11 (7–7)
 10 - Ajukwa, Blossomgame   7 - Blossomgame   3 - Hall  Hank McCamish Pavilion (5,653)
Atlanta, GA
02/21/2015
4:00 PM, ESPN
at #4 Duke L 56–78  15–12 (7–8)
 10 - Blossomgame   8 - Grantham   4 - Hall  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
02/28/2015
12:00 PM, ACCN
Georgia Tech W 70–63 OT 16–12 (8–8)
 18 - Blossomgame   9 - Blossomgame   4 - Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (8,553)
Clemson, SC
03/03/2015
9:00 PM, RSN
NC State L 61–66  16–13 (8–9)
 18 - DeVoe   10 - Blossomgame   2 - Ajukwa, Hall  Littlejohn Coliseum (8,828)
Clemson, SC
03/07/2015
4:00 PM, ACCN
at #12 Notre Dame L 67–81  16–14 (8–10)
 22 - Blossomgame   10 - Blossomgame   4 - Grantham, DeVoe  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
ACC Tournament
03/11/2015
12:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Florida State L 73–76  16–15
 25 - Hall   7 - Blossomgame, Nnoko   7 - Grantham  Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.