We're playing a team out on the West Coast that has to travel from the East Coast. We played great on the platform at the Orleans [Arena in the WAC Tournament] when the stakes were high, played awfully well in Chicago at the United Center [in a win over Illinois] and certainly in Hawaii, we played some of our best basketball. They will find out this evening if they are in or if their season is over, just a couple of hours after Clemson finds out the particulars of its first NCAA trip since 2011. NMSU will face 5th-seeded Clemson Friday in San Diego.
Shelton Mitchell had 18 points and Elijah Thomas added 15 for Clemson, which remains the lone original member of the ACC that hasn't won the conference tournament. Miami is a No. 6 seed in the tournament. Coach Chris Jans' Aggies are led by senior guard Zach Lofton, who is averaging 19.8 points per game, and senior forward Jemerrio Jones, who is averaging 11.1 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. Virginia fans chanted his name and gave him a standing ovation when he went to the bench.
This marks the first time since head coach Brad Brownell's inaugural season at Clemson that the Tigers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Reed leads the team with 1.7 steals per game, which ranks second in the ACC.
The No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region is Kansas (27-7 record).
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The first Clemson Tiger from the state of Texas, junior Elijah Thomas, is almost averaging a double-double with 10.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
The Tigers lost one of their top players, Donte Grantham, to a ACL injury in January. "I'm really proud of them".
It was clear Saturday night that the NMSU Aggies were going dancing, but what they didn't know is who they would play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Brownell has taken three different programs to the NCAA Tournament.
In their recent string of losses, disjointed play has been the Tigers' Achilles' heel, with foul trouble, turnovers, and nearly no production from the perimeter haunting an offense that basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy has among the nation's 20 best. "We'll get in this week, get a game plan together, get ready to go for Friday".