Team preview: Clemson

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 20, 2009, 10:30 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

If Clemson's 2008-09 season had been scripted by Hollywood, it would have ended triumphantly on Feb. 4.

That night at Littlejohn Coliseum, the Tigers put on a basketball clinic described by coach Oliver Purnell as "the best we've played in the six years I've been here."