Clemson to play New Mexico St. in first round of NCAA tourney

Moritz Wagner #13 of the Michigan Wolverines raises his MVP trophy after defeating the Purdue Boilermakers 75-66 during the championship game of the Big 10 Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden

New Mexico State coach Chris Jans didn't promise any wins in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Auburn will face Charleston in the first round this week in San Diego, with the game tipping at 6:27 p.m. Friday and airing on TruTV.

A win would have Clemson playing a second-round game on Sunday against Friday's victor between No. 4 Auburn (25-7 record, SEC champion) and No. 13 College of Charleston (26-7 record, CAA champion). No. 16 seed Penn. "In fact both Clemson and Auburn got three straight days of looking at one another". If Auburn advances past the first weekend, it will play in Omaha for the potential Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups.

"Kansas, Duke, Michigan State and Auburn", Pearl said with a smile.

They haven't been able to solve Virginia, though.

Clemson fans can make ticket requests through ClemsonTigers.com now, with a deadline of Monday at noon.

This is the 12th appearance for the Tigers in the big dance ending a seven year drought. All have taken place since 1980. The Tigers' 23 wins this season also matches Brownell's career high at Clemson, set back in 2014.

Meantime, the Aggies are coming into the game with a 28-5 record and they're riding some momentum after winning the WAC Tournament Championship on Saturday night.

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The Tigers from SC feature four players in Marcquise Reed, Gabe DeVoe, Shelton Mitchell and Elijah Thomas who average double-figure scoring.

Vegas odds are already in for the game and Clemson is now a 4.5 point favorite against the Aggies according to 5Dimes.

How they falter: The Tigers' downward spiral continues and Auburn struggles to build momentum. This marks the third season in which Clemson has had that many averaging double-figures (2006-07; 2007-08). All those guys can shoot 3s, average over 17 points a game.

Those are just some of the notable seeds in Clemson's region. His 158 career threes places him into the top 10 in Clemson history. Clemson is a battled-tested team from the rugged ACC, but they haven't advanced out of the first round since 1997.

The ACC led all conferences with nine teams in the tournament.

The selection ends the third-longest active NCAA Tournament drought among major conference teams behind Rutgers (since 1991) and TCU (since 1998). He took each school to the tournament in his first year with the program.

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