The Cards will keep their road trip going with a stop at Clemson Sunday afternoon. With the Tigers buzzing about their upcoming National Championship game vs Alabama, the Men’s basketball team will put their 9-6 record on the line as the Cards come to town.
Quentin Snider had the best game of his career in the Cards last game, a 77-72 win at NC State where Snider put up 21 points. He is usually known as a passer-scorer, but he wasn’t afraid to let it fly last game as he knocked down a couple of three’s. Damion Lee and Trey Lewis’ consistency has been a big factor for the Cards all year. Both Lee and Lewis average in double figures for scoring and they have proven themselves as good rebounders too. Another pleasant surprise from the NC Stat game was the emergence of Jaylen Johnson, who finished with 8 points and 7 boards last game. Johnson has seen an increase in minutes ever since Mangok Mathiang went down with a foot injury vs Western Kentucky in early December. If he continues to be a beneficiary for the Cards, they are in good shape as they await the return of Mathiang.
For Clemson, Jaron Blossomgame leads the Tigers in scoring with 15.3 PPG. He also averages 6.9 RPG. Avry Holmes is another player to watch for the Tigers, as he averages 10.3 PPG. Clemson is a wild card this year, as they beat Syracuse in their last game on the road, but lost to Massachusetts in late November. It will be interesting to see how they approach Sunday’s game.
The game will tipoff at Noon from Littlejohn Coliseum.