CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) With his star player out indefinitely with a sprained knee and losses in three of its last four, without playing what he thought was a bad game, Clemson coach Brad Brownell felt his team needed a win Saturday to keep this season from spiraling down quickly.
Sheldon Mitchell scored 20 points and Elijah Thomas had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead the Tigers (7-3) to a 74-66 win over Radford (6-4).
If Brownell believed in omens, he got one on the opening possession when Clemson's first shot of the game wedged between the rim and the backboard. "We were nervous. You could tell," Brownell said.