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Clemson set to face Alabama A&M

November 21, 2019
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SETTING THE SCENE BETWEEN THE TIGERS AND BULLDOGS
• The Clemson Tigers will play host Alabama A&M on Thursday, Nov. 21 before taking off for Las Vegas for the MGM Main Event. Tipoff from Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. is slated for 7:01 p.m. ET.
• The contest will be televised on ACCNX with Pete Yanity and Jim Davis calling the action courtside, while Don Munson and Tim Bourret will call the action on the radio waves. The radio call will be available on the Clemson Tigers Network and Tunein.com.
• Live stats will be provided on ClemsonTigers.com

CLEMSON BASKETBALL HEADLINES
• Hunter Tyson turned in a career performance against Detroit Mercy (Nov. 17), scoring 20 points on seven made field goals, including five 3-pointers.
• Tyson was the first Tiger to score 20 points coming off the bench since Marcquise Reed against South Carolina (Dec. 22, 2018).
• The Tigers tallied a season-high 20 assists in the 22-point victory over the Titans. The first 20-assist game for the Tigers since last year’s season opener against The Citadel (Nov. 6, 2018).
• Clemson boasted three players who scored at least 18 points in a single game for the first time since March 8, 2009 (Wake Forest, L 96-88). Demontez Stitt (21), K.C. Rivers (21) and Trevor Booker (18) led the Tigers in scoring.
• Hunter Tyson (20), Aamir Simms (19) and Tevin Mack (18) led the Tigers in scoring against Detroit Mercy. It was Clemson’s highest-scoring game since scoring 100 against The Citadel last year (Nov. 6, 2018).
• Clemson signed both of its commits on Nov. 13, the first day of the national signing period. P.J. Hall (No. 1 in the state of South Carolina; No. 60 nationally according to ESPN) and Olivier-Maxence Prosper (No. 82 nationally according to 247Sports) signed to join the Tigers program.
• Tevin Mack garnered five steals against Colgate on Nov. 10, adding to the Tigers’ 13 steals overall in the contest.
• He is the second player in the last four seasons to achieve five steals in a single game (Marcquise Reed).

SERIES HISTORY VS. ALABAMA A&M
• Clemson and Alabama A&M have never played a game against each other.
• Clemson is 5-0 all-time against members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
• The Tigers own two wins over Texas Southern and a victory each over Prairie View A&M, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Alabama State.
• Head Coach Brad Brownell is 4-0 against the conference and is 3-0 while at Clemson with two wins over Texas Southern and a victory over Alabama State.
• While at Wright State, Brownell earned a win over Mississippi Valley State.

TYSON’S 20-PIECE
• Hunter Tyson scored a career-high 20 points in an 87-65 victory over Detroit Mercy (Nov. 17).
• Tyson became the first Tiger to score 20 points off the bench since Marcquise Reed last season at South Carolina (Dec. 22, 2018).
• Tyson’s damage came via the 3-point ball. He made a career-best five long balls on 10 attempts, while also connecting on a career-high seven made field goals.
• Having played just 29:37 in three games this season, in Tyson’s career-best game, he played 20:19.

 

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