Clemson

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Official Name: 
Clemson University
Nickname: 
Tigers
Mailing Address: 

Jervey Athletic Center
100 Perimeter Road
Post Office Box 632
Clemson, SC 29633-0031

Telephone: 
(864) 656-2114
Fax: 
(864) 656-0299
Enrollment: 
17,665
Arena: 

Littlejohn Coliseum
Capacity: 11,020
Year Opened: 1968

School Colors: 
Purple and Orange
Conference: 

Atlantic Coast (since 1954)
Former Member of southern (1922-53)

NCAA Division I Tournament Appearances: 

(10) 1980, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2009, and 2010
8-10 record (.444)
Regional runner-up in 1980

NIT Appearances: 

(14) 1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2005, 2006, and 2007
15-14 record (.517)
Finished 2nd in 1999 and 2007

All-Time Winningest Coach: 

Cliff Ellis (10 years from 1985-94, 177-128 record, .580)

All-Time Scoring Leader: 

Elden Campbell (1,880 points from 1987-90)

All-Time Rebounding Leader: 

Wayne Tree Rollins (1,311 from 1974-77)

Single-Game Individual Scoring Record: 

All-Time J.O. Erwin (58 points vs. Butler Guards on 2/9/12)

Modern Era Single-Game Individual Scoring Record: 

Bill Yarborough (46 points as sophomore vs. South Carolina on 1/18/55) and Butch Zatezalo (46 as junior at Wake Forest on 2/18/69)

All-American Selections: 
NCAA Consensus Second-Team All-Americans: 

Individual Single-Game Scoring Record Box Score:

J.O. Erwin* (58 vs. Butler Guards at Greenville, S.C.)
February 9, 1912
*Modern era Clemson record of 46 shared by Bill Yarborough and Butch Zatezalo.
BUTLER GUARDS (6): Boyd, Beaty, Carter, Workman, Willis, Lipscomb. Team 6.

1

2

Total

Clemson

40

38

78

0

0

0

Box Score Notes: 

Bill Yarborough (46 vs. South Carolina)
January 18, 1955 (sophomore/28.3 ppg)

1

2

Total

Clemson

41

46

87

South Carolina

47

43

90

Name

FG

FT

PTS

Smith

6

2

14

Ryan

2

2

6

Stone

0

0

0

Riser

3

0

6

Holzschuh

5

5

15

Yarborough

17

12

46

Totals

33

21-27

87

Percentages

.778

Box Score Notes: 

Butch Zatezalo (46 at Wake Forest)
February 18, 1969 (junior/25.8 ppg)

1

2

Total

Clemson

42

42

84

Wake Forest

49

51

100

Name

FG

FT

PTS

Zatezalo

19-38

8-9

46

Yates

0-4

0-1

0

Thomas

9-19

0-0

18

Jones

0-0

3-4

3

Eckard

2-9

1-2

5

Coakley

0-4

0-0

0

Foster

0-1

2-2

2

Weddell

4-8

2-2

10

Holzshu

0-1

0-0

0

Totals

34-84

16-20

84

Percentages

.405

.800

Name

FG

FT

PTS

Davis

9-16

17-19

35

Rhoads

0-0

0-0

0

McGregor

3-7

3-5

9

Ackley

3-6

5-6

11

Walker

2-4

5-7

9

Montgomery

6-11

5-7

17

Todmann

4-7

5-6

13

Habegger

2-5

2-2

6

Totals

29-56

42-52

100

Percentages

.518

.808

Coach

Seasons

Years

Record

W-L %

Best Season(s)

Record

Frank Dobson

2

1912-13

13-5

.722

1912

4-0

J.O. Erwin

2

1914-15

3-8-1

.273

1915

2-5-1

A.H. Ward

1

1916

2-6-1

.250

1916

2-6-1

William G. "Country" Morris

2

1917, 1920

16-8

.667

1917

8-2

Edward "Jiggs" Donahue

2

1918-19

6-3

.667

1919

3-1

Larry Conover

1

1921

10-4

.714

1921

10-4

Edward J. "Doc" Stewart

2

1922-23

19-19

.500

1923

11-6

Bud Saunders

2

1924-25

6-28

.176

1925

4-14

A.A. Gillian

1

1926

4-17

.190

1926

4-17

Josh Cody

5

1927-31

48-55

.466

1930

16-9

Joe Davis

9

1932-40

101-86

.540

1935

15-3

Absalon W. "Rock" Norman

6

1941-46

32-70

.314

1945

8-8

Banks McFadden

10

1947-56

85-131

.394

1952

17-7

Peter "Press" Maravich

6

1957-62

55-96

.364

1962

12-15

Bobby Roberts

8

1963-70

82-116

.414

1967

17-8

Taylor "Tates" Locke

5

1971-75

62-70

.470

1975

17-11

Bill C. Foster

9

1976-84

156-106

.595

1977

22-6

Cliff Ellis

10

1985-94

177-128

.580

1987

25-6

Rick Barnes

4

1995-98

74-48

.607

1997

23-10

Larry Shyatt

5

1999-2003

70-84

.455

1999

20-15

Oliver Purnell

7

2004-10

138-88

.611

2009

23-9

Brad Brownell

1

2011

22-12

.647

2011

22-12

  • All-Time W-L Record: 1,182-1,187 (.499) from 1912 through 2011.
  • NOTE: Clemson (SC) vacated three games in 1990 NCAA Tournament (2-1 record).