It is the second consecutive year that Freeman has been named a finalist and he is the only current center in college football who can make that claim.
Sophomore forward K.J. McDaniels led Clemson with 16 points and seven boards. Sophomore guard Rod Hall registered 15 and senior center Devin Booker scored 13 and tallied a game-high eight rebounds in the contest. Clemson scored 23 points off of 19 Gamecock turnovers.
This is just the third time since the AFCA began selecting an All-America team in 1945 that the quarterback and center were from the same team. Clemson was one of four schools with at least two selections. Alabama had three, while Clemson, Texas A&M and Stanford had two apiece.
Swinney has guided Clemson to a 10-2 record this year, a #14 ranking in the latest BCS poll and a #14 ranking in the USA Today Coaches poll.
This week Steve Spurrier and Dabo Swinney downplayed their multiple media back-and-forths since the last time USC and Clemson squared off on the football. Click to watch a video summary of the two coaches' most inflammatory comments from the last year.
Clemson made 10-of-12 three-point goals in the opening half to propel the Tigers to a 69-48 victory over UTEP in the second round of the Old Spice Classic at HP Field House. The Tigers, who moved to 3-1 with the victory, will face Marist in the fifth place game on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 11:30 AM.
University of South Carolina guard Tiffany Mitchell (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors, the league announced today, after scoring in double figures in all three games last week to finish with 13.0 points per game over the stretch. It is the first such recognition of her career.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says his #11 Tigers are looking forward to the challenge when #12 USC comes to Death Valley this Saturday at 7 p.m. Click to watch Swinney's comments on the Palmetto State Showdown after Clemson's 62-48 win over NC State.
With a pair of Gamecocks in double figures, South Carolina stormed past Clemson 64-43 in women's basketball action at Colonial Life Arena on Sunday. The Gamecocks improve to 4-0 on the season for the first time in the Dawn Staley era behind early scoring runs in each half. The South Carolina defense did not allow a Clemson field goal for the first 11 minutes of the game and never looked back in holding the Lady Tigers to 23.9 percent shooting.