Clemson Tigers Tickets - Men This is not the Time to Panic!
Clemson Tigers are on a high! And why shouldn't they be. The Tigers haven't lost a match in the 14 games they have played at home, this season and are at 12th spot according to a ranking by Associated Press. The Clemenson Tigers is one of the four teams in the first division, yet to lose a match.
Clemson coach, Oliver Prunell is riding with the success of his team, which can be the best basketball team since 89-90 era, if they defeat Alabama. If the Tigers defeat Alabama then they will have 15 straight wins at their home court, a feat which was previously achieved in ?89-?90.
Tigers came from the back in two of the three games it played. But instead of panicking the team responded well to the strategies and the adjustments made by Prunell after the time outs. Against Miami, the Tigers had a poor start and were lagging 21-9, in the initial periods of the game, but after the time out, it was no stopping back for them and they went on a 15-0 run and took the lead which they never lost till the very end and won the match 91-72 victory. South Carolina's early jubilation also lasted when the Tigers overcame the 14 point lead and winning the match 98-87. Clemson also conceded an early lead against Temple, Charlotte, Illinois, Liberty and East Carolina but ended up winning the game.
Prunell changed the strategy for the Tigers against Miami forcing them to the rim, which lead post players Trevor Booker, Raymond Sykes and Jerai Grant to control the game and attacked Miami with the press more. This lead the Tigers to have a season high of 22 turnovers out of which 16 came in the first half itself.
After conceding an early lead in the game against South Carolina, the Tigers made a comeback. Strategies made were perfectly executed and the team adjusted and passed more to Booker, plus they went from a full-court pressure defense to a quarter-trapping defense.
But now the Tigers have a tough challenge in the form of Alabama, which is playing as well as anyone in the country. The Crimson Tide are leading 10-3, and have won five straight games and defeated Georgia Tech in the last game with a score of 88-77. The Clemson Tigers will have to raise the level of their game and play really hard to continue their winning streak.
Alabama Crimson Tide is relying heavily on its guard Ronald Steele with 13.7 points per game, guard Sergio Hillman with 13.7 points per game and forward Alonzo Gee with 14.7 points per game. Alonzo leads the team in rebounds and steals.
Alonzo is big, has long arms and is very athletic. Prunell will have to make a game plan to check this Tide forward. The Tigers need to be well aware of his position on the court; he is great in running off and stealing the ball.
But the Tigers need not panic at such a crucial game; they are well equipped to ride over the Tide. If Prunell comes up with a strategy to defend Gee, then it is very likely that the Tigers will stick to it and pull off the game.
And that is exactly what the Tigers need to do to get themselves registered in the annals of the Clemson as the best team since 1989.