The Tigers travel back home from Charlottesville in hopes of a better outcome than they’ve had in their last two games. Clemson has failed to eclipse the 45 point mark in each of their last two losses, both of which came on the road.

The first was a 56-44 loss at Wake Forest, and the second a 51-44 loss at UVA. The Tigers (11-11, 5-7 ACC) now come home to take on Notre Dame (14-8, 5-6 ACC) at 6pm on Sunday.

This season has been an up and down affair for this team. They play really well at times, then at others look about as badly as they can. Fans still continue to look for a little consistency and any offense this team can come up with.

The Fighting Irish have won three straight, all at home, and come into Tigertown leading the all-time series 5-2. All of those meetings have come as regular-season ACC contests. After a 5-game win streak by the Irish to start the series, the Tigers now have won the last 2 meetings. Tomorrow will mark Notre Dame’s third visit to LittleJohn Coliseum and the second since its renovation. The Fighting Irish are 1-1 there.

CLEMSON, SC – JANUARY 20: Clemson forward Aamir Simms (25) shoots over Notre Dame forward Martinis Gene (23) during 2nd half action between the Clemson Tigers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on January 20, 2018 at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC. (Photo by Doug Buffington/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In their loss to Virginia, Aamir Simms led the Tigers in scoring with 16 points while shooting 6 of 16 from the field. Simms also had 3 rebounds in the game while playing a total of 40 minutes. Al-Amir Dawes had another strong outing, and led the Tigers with 8 rebounds, and was the 2nd leading scorer with 8 points, while playing a total of 31 minutes.

The Tiger’s last win came at home where they are 9-4 this season. Again, they will need better output from Tevin Mack. After a career night against Syracuse, Mack has mostly been MIA. He had just 4 points against Wake Forest, and 7 points against UVA.

The Tigers also need more productivity from Clyde Trapp, who continues to come back from an ACL tear that left him sidelined until late December. Trapp also had a great game against the Orange, then had 4 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists against Wake in 17 mins. He followed that up by going scoreless against UVA. Although he did have 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.

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Projected Lineups


  • Clyde Trapp (Guard)
  • Al-Amir Dawes (Guard)
  • John Newman III (Guard)
  • Tevin Mack (Forward)
  • Aamir Simms (Forward)

Notre Dame

  • Rex Pflueger (Guard)
  • Prentiss Hubb (Guard)
  • TJ Gibbs (Guard)
  • Juwan Durham (Forward)
  • John Mooney (Forward)

The game tips off at 6pm on Sunday, and will be televised on Fox Sports South (RSN) with Tim Brando and Mike Gminski calling the action court side. Maybe the Tigers can get back on track and continue to protect their home court at Littlejohn with another win in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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