NCAA Tournament March Madness

#19 Clemson

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Projected seed: 5

Clemson's season paints the picture of a squad that commands respect, but not fear. They've got some gutsy wins under their belt, including toppling behemoths like Alabama on the road and splitting a series with North Carolina, showing they can trade blows with the high-caliber programs. The tight loss at Duke further underscores their ability to go toe-to-toe with anyone in the country. Still, they've had stumbles against teams they should have handled comfortably, like Georgia Tech, revealing an inconsistency that can't be ignored. Their offensive efficiency is solid, yet not explosive, while their defensive prowess is reliable, albeit not impenetrable. The Tigers are capable of making noise in the tournament, especially if they can keep stealing games against superior opponents, but they'll need to straighten out the erratic performances to solidify their standing and avoid a premature exit. A convincing win against Syracuse and upsetting Wake Forest would further fortify their resume and leave a lasting impression as Selection Sunday approaches.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Winthrop165W78-56
11/10(N)UAB108W77-76
11/12(N)Davidson109W68-65
11/19Boise St55W85-68
11/24Alcorn St281W90-69
11/28@Alabama11W85-77
12/3@Pittsburgh53W79-70
12/6South Carolina15W72-67
12/9(N)TCU40W74-66
12/16@Memphis61L79-77
12/22Queens NC250W109-79
12/29Radford215W93-58
1/3@Miami FL78L95-82
1/6North Carolina6L65-55
1/10@Virginia Tech59L87-72
1/13Boston College101W89-78
1/16Georgia Tech134L93-90
1/20@Florida St91W78-67
1/27@Duke8L72-71
1/30Louisville234W70-64
2/3Virginia67L66-65
2/6@North Carolina6W80-76
2/10@Syracuse63W77-68
2/14Miami FL78W77-60
2/17NC State82L78-77
2/21@Georgia Tech134W81-57
2/24Florida St91W74-63
2/27Pittsburgh53W69-62
3/2@Notre Dame127L69-62
3/5Syracuse6375%
3/9@Wake Forest3646%