20 March 2008


The Clemson Tigers earned the #5 seed in the Midwest Regional and will face the #12 seed Villanova Wildcats from the Big East. Clemson will play Friday night at 9:50 PM on CBS.

Deadspin has a fantastic rundown of the game for your perusing pleasure.

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Clemson has locked up Coach Oliver Purnell through 2014. He's 94-67 in five years at Clemson and has improved the team every year. Coach P will now be in the upper third of the conference in terms of compensation. This is a great move for Clemson, and hopefully Purnell will break the string of coaches who build the Tigers only to ditch them for a bigger payoff at another school.

Pat Forde writes about best-case and worst-case scenarios for all 64 tournament teams in this article. His worst-case for the Tigers: losing to 'Nova. Best-case: Tigers crash the Final Four.