Originally written on SCACC Hoops  |  Last updated 11/14/14
UTEP at Clemson  Date 12/22/2011 3:00:00 PMLive StatsLinkTV ESPNU Team Stats Embed This Chart On Your Website

• Clemson and UTEP face off for the fifth time on Thursday, but the first time since the 1982-83 season. UTEP holds a 3-1 advantage over Clemson, with all four games occurring between 1963-83 in El Paso.
• Clemson is making its sixth appearance in a regular season tournament in Honolulu. The Tigers were 8-4 in four appearances in the former Rainbow Classic and 2-0 in the 1986-87 Hawaii Pacific Tournament. This is Clemson's first appearance in the Diamond Head Classic.
• The Tigers also played in the Maui Invitational in 1998. Clemson went 2-1 in that event under then coach Larry Shyatt, including a 79-45 victory over Kansas State, also a participant in this year's Diamond Head Classic.
• The Tigers have won 25 regular season tournaments over the years, including as recently as 2008 when Clemson won the inaugural Charleston Classic.
• Clemson has a 16-15 record against the other six schools in the event and has played every team except Southern Illinois. The Tigers are 11-14 vs. Auburn, 2-0 vs. Long Beach State, 1-0 vs. Hawaii, 1-0 vs. Xavier, and 1-1 vs. Kansas State.
• In November, it was announced that Clemson would be part of another ESPN-sponsored tournament in 2012 - the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, FL.

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HONOLULU - With time to sleep in and hopefully adjust to the five-hour time difference, the Tiger men's basketball team experienced its first full day in Hawaii on Wednesday. After a wake-up call and breakfast at 9:45 AM, the team headed out for practice at the University of Hawaii-Manoa at 12:15 PM.

The Tigers worked for an hour in Hawaii's practice gym before making the short walk over to the Stan Sheriff Center for a light workout. ESPN's announcing crews took in the Tigers' 45-minute practice, including tomorrow's team of Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play) and Doug Gottlieb (color).

It's a busy time not only at the Stan Sheriff Center, but also at the University of Hawaii athletic complexes in general. On Saturday, the city of Honolulu will play host to Nevada and Southern Miss in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Nevada worked out at Hawaii's practice fields Wednesday at the same time the Tigers went through their practices. Southern Miss' team is stationed at the Sheraton Waikiki, Clemson's headquarters.

Clemson went through plenty of prep work on its opponent for Thursday, UTEP. The Tigers and Miners will go at it early tomorrow, with a 9:30 AM tipoff time locally. This will be the fifth meeting in history between the two schools. It won't be the earliest tip in school history, however. Clemson faced Chaminade in the 1998 Maui Invitational at 9 AM.

More from Day 2 of Clemson's Daily Blog during their Hawaii trip

ClemsonNameGPMinsPtsAstsRbdsStlsBlksTOsFG%3P%FT%Off Eff Andre Young 10 34.0 13.7 3.6 2.8 1.7 0.0 0.9 45.9 38.7 88.5 83.6 Tanner Smith 10 31.4 9.5 4.5 6.5 1.2 0.5 2.4 47.2 34.4 76.2 93.0 Devin Booker 10 27.8 9.9 1.2 7.0 0.7 0.7 2.2 45.8 25.0 67.7 58.0 Milton Jennings 10 24.1 8.9 1.1 5.1 0.6 0.7 2.7 44.9 25.0 68.0 53.7 TJ Sapp 10 20.4 5.8 0.9 2.5 0.9 0.0 1.0 44.2 35.5 50.0 60.8 Rod Hall 10 22.2 4.1 1.6 1.1 0.3 0.0 0.6 50.0 100.0 47.1 98.6 Catalin Baciu 10 8.4 4.4 0.0 2.2 0.1 0.6 1.1 61.3 0.0 54.5 49.8 Bryan Narcisse 10 13.4 2.9 0.7 2.4 0.2 0.9 0.8 38.7 14.3 50.0 60.8 KJ McDaniels 10 8.3 2.2 0.1 1.2 0.0 0.6 0.2 30.8 42.9 60.0 48.5 Bernard Sullivan 9 7.8 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.0 0.2 0.8 40.0 0.0 0.0 33.8 Devin Coleman 7 3.6 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.6 20.0 0.0 0.0 27.5 Carson Fields 4 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 125.6
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