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Clemson: NCAA Tournament Team History - # 5, Midwest

# 5 Clemson - Midwest Region 2008 NCAA Basketball Tournament (March Madness)
Nickname: Tigers
Conference: Atlantic Coast (ACC)
Record: 24-9 on the year /10-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference
Coach: Oliver Purnell (5 years)
Key Player: Junior G. K.C. Rivers, 19.9 PPG, 1. APG, 44.0 FG %, 67.7 FT%, 41.0 3PT%2008Tournament: Number 5 Seed, Midwest, Plays #12 Villanova (20-12) in first round

Tournament History: 7 Appearances / 8-7 (.533) Overall Record
Highest Finish: 3-1 (1980)
Highest Seed: # 4 (1997, 1987)

Latest Appearance: 1998, Number 6 seed, Midwest Region
Record: 0-1, Round of 64
Won: None
Lost: # 11 Western Michigan 72-
Coach: Rick Barnes

1997: Number 4 seed, Midwest Region
Record: 2-1, Sweet sixteen
Won: # 13 Miami (Ohio) 68-56, # 5 Tulsa 65-59
Lost: # 1 Minnesota 84-90 (2OT)
Coach: Rick Barnes

1996: Number 9 seed, West Region
Record: 0-1, Round of 64
Won: # None
Lost: # 8 Georgia 74-81
Coach: Rick Barnes

1990: Number 5 seed, East Region
Record: 2-1, Sweet sixteen
Won: # 12 BYU 49-47, # 4 La Salle 79-75
Lost: # 1 Connecticut 70-71
Coach: Cliff Ellis

1989: Number 9 seed, West Region
Record: 1-1, Round of 32
Won: # 8 Saint Mary's 83-70
Lost: # 1 Arizona 68-94
Coach: Cliff Ellis

1987: Number 4 seed, Southeast Region
Record: 0-1, Round of 64
Won: None
Lost: # 13 Missouri State 60-65
Coach: Cliff Ellis

1980: Number 6 seed, West Region
Record: 3-1, Elite Eight
Won: # 11 Utah State 76-73, # 3 BYU 71-66, # 10 Lamar 74-65
Lost: # 8 UCLA 74-85
Coach: Cliff Ellis

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