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Clemson Tigers, UNC Tar Heels to Tip at 8:15 on Saturday, Jan. 3

Clemson Tigers, UNC Tar Heels to Tip at 8:15 on Saturday, Jan. 3

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 15, 2014 — The men’s basketball game scheduled between Clemson and North Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 3 was announced today as an 8:15 p.m. tipoff. The ACC regular season opener for both teams will be televised by ESPN, Clemson’s first game on the network in 2014-15. Tickets are available for IPTAY members only and are limited to a total of four tickets. Members are asked to call 1-800-CLEMSON to purchase.

Clemson Basketball Beats Auburn, 72-61

Clemson Basketball Beats Auburn, 72-61

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 14, 2014 — Damarcus Harrison and Rod Hall combined for 39 points in a 72-61 win over Auburn on Sunday in front of 7,140 fans in Littlejohn Coliseum. The win improved the ACC Tigers to 6-3 on the season and dropped the SEC Tigers to 3-5. Hall matched his career high with 20 points on 8-of-13 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws, while Harrison matched a season best with 19 on 5-of-8 shooting, 7-of-8 from the line. Clemson shot 45 percent for the game to Auburn’s 39 and the Tigers made 20-of-25 free throws in the second half to slowly pull ahead. Clemson overcame a sluggish start offensively, where the Tigers converted just three of their first […]

Kevin Keatts Carries UNCW Seahawks To Face No. 4 Louisville

Kevin Keatts Carries UNCW Seahawks To Face No. 4 Louisville

WILMINGTON, NC Dec. 13, 2014  – The sparkling red, black and white decor of the palatial KFC Yum! Center will be very familiar to Kevin Keatts, but UNCW’s new men’s basketball skipper will be watching and coaching Sunday’s game from not-so-accustomed vantage point as he carries his Seahawks to the Bluegrass State to face No. 4 Louisville. The Seahawks, 3-2, just concluded first semester exams and haven’t played since walloping St. Andrews, 105-47, in a record-setting performance 11 days ago at Trask Coliseum. Louisville, meanwhile, hiked its record to a perfect 8-0 with a convincing 94-74 handling of Indiana in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. “It’s been different this week, but we’ve able to accomplish a lot […]

All Hornets Players Eligible For NBA All-Star Ballot

All Hornets Players Eligible For NBA All-Star Ballot

All-Star Voting Goes All-Digital For First Time, Allowing All Players To Appear On Ballot   CHARLOTTE, NC Dec. 11, 2014 – All Hornets players will be eligible to be voted to the NBA All-Star Game this season as balloting goes all-digital and all NBA players are included on the ballot for the first time. NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Sprint begins today and gives fans around the world the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite players as starters for NBA All-Star Game 2015.  The official NBA All-Star Ballot presented by Sprint will include all current NBA players for the first time ever.  Fans will continue to select two guards and three frontcourt players when choosing the starters for […]

ACC and SEC Tigers Meet in Paradise Jam Monday

ACC and SEC Tigers Meet in Paradise Jam Monday

CLEMSON, SC Nov. 23, 2014: TICKETS: Clemson Tigers Basketball GAME SETUP Clemson (2-2) vs. LSU (3-1) Date: Monday, Nov. 24 Tipoff: 4 p.m. ET Arena: USVI Sports & Fitness Center Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Philip Sikes-color) • Clemson and LSU engage in a battle of ACC & SEC Tigers on Monday in the consolation side of the Paradise Jam. • This is the first matchup between the two schools since Dec. 20, 1969, when “Pistol” Pete Maravich posted 49 points in a 111-103 win for LSU. Maravich, of course, grew up in Clemson when his father Press was coaching the Tigers from 1956-62. • With LSU’s addition to the schedule, Clemson now faces four SEC teams in 2014-15, most SEC teams faced since […]

Charleston Cougars Close Out Puerto Rico Tip-Off With George Mason

Charleston Cougars Close Out Puerto Rico Tip-Off With George Mason

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (1-3, 0-0 CAA) vs. GEORGE MASON (1-3, 0-0 A-10) Game #5 November 23, 2014 • 11:30 a.m. (ET) Coliseo Roberto Clemente (10,000) at San Juan, Puerto Rico   Television: ESPN3 Radio: College of Charleston Radio Network (ESPN Radio 910 AM) Series History: CofC Leads 3-2 Last Meeting: George Mason def. CofC, 78-77, in CBI First Round on March 19, 2013 in Charleston, S.C. Internet: Free Live Statistics at www.CofCStats.com Live Video: WatchESPN.com Twitter: @CofCBasketball   THE COACHES College of Charleston: Earl Grant First Year at CofC: 1-3 (.250) First Year Overall: 1-3 (.250) George Mason: Paul Hewitt Fourth Year at GMU: 58-47 (.552) 18th Year Overall: 314-236 (.571)   RADIO (College of Charleston Radio Network) Play-By-Play: Jeff […]

Clemson Tigers Drop Heartbreaker to Gardner-Webb, 72-70

Clemson Tigers Drop Heartbreaker to Gardner-Webb, 72-70

Boxscore (HTML) ST. THOMAS Nov. 21, 2014 — The Tigers surrendered the final five points Friday in a heartbreaking 72-70 defeat to Gardner-Webb in the opening round of the Paradise Jam. Gardner-Webb’s Tyler Strange tied the game with a three-pointer and the Tigers were whistled for a technical foul on the ensuing inbounds pass for calling a timeout they did not have, leading to two free throws that gave the Runnin’ Bulldogs an amazing 72-70 victory. The loss, Clemson’s second straight to a Big South foe, dropped the Tigers to 1-2 on the season. Gardner-Webb improved to 2-1 with the win. The Tigers overcame an early nine-point deficit and took a 13-point lead at one point, only to see it […]

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

Hornets And Food Lion Feeds Partner To Feed 1,000 Second Harvest Food Bank Families

HORNETS AND FOOD LION FEEDS PARTNER TO FEED 1,000 SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK FAMILIES AT ANNUAL CORNUCOPIA EVENT ON NOV. 25 Food Lion Feeds to Donate Entire Thanksgiving Meal; Coca-Cola to Provide Beverages   CHARLOTTE, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Food Lion Feeds today announced the two organizations will provide Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families in need at the Hornets’ fourth annual Cornucopia event on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The entire Hornets team and coaching staff will partner with Food Lion leadership and associates, as well as Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, to distribute the food at Time Warner Cable Arena, starting at 11 a.m. Food Lion Feeds is donating thousands of pounds of food to […]

Baylor Bears Hold off Late Push from South Carolina Gamecocks

Baylor Bears Hold off Late Push from South Carolina Gamecocks

Final Stats COLUMBIA, SC Nov. 18, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s basketball team hosted Baylor Tuesday afternoon as part of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. The noon start wouldn’t faze either side, as the physical matchup was closely contested throughout. The Bears (2-0) were able to keep Carolina (1-1) at arm’s length for much of the game, and were able to seal the game with a pair of free throws late in a 69-65 win. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball Senior guard Tyrone Johnson scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Gamecocks in a game that featured six ties and six lead changes. Both teams were cold in first half, with Carolina shooting 32 percent and Baylor […]

Paradise Jam Broadcast Schedule Announced

Paradise Jam Broadcast Schedule Announced

THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR BEGINS IN PARADISE! Basketball Travelers Inc., CBS Sports Network Announce Television Schedule for 2014 Men’s Ezybonds Global Payments US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam St. Thomas, USVI Nov. 15, 2014 – Basketball Travelers Inc. and CBS Sports Network are proud to announce the television schedule and continued partnership for the 15th Annual Ezybonds Global Payments US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at the University of the Virgin Islands. CBS Sports Network will televise the men’s first round and semi-final games on November 21st and 23rd along with the 3rd place and championship games on November 24th.   Basketball Travelers Inc. will live stream all games worldwide using the NewTek TriCaster 8000 and NewTek 3Play 440 via ParadiseJam.com […]

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