CLEMSON – Clemson will not play postseason college basketball for the first time since 2004.
After being eliminated from consideration from the NCAA Tournament, Clemson was also not invited to the second most prestigious postseason tournament, the NIT, and it was unclear if Clemson would have accepted an invitation from the CBI, a lower-tier tournament. All those tournament brackets have been released without including Clemson’s name.
Clemson made a program-best four straight NCAA berths from 2008 to 2011 and made three straight NIT appearances from 2005 to 2007.
Clemson finished with a winning record overall, 16-15, this season and an even mark in ACC play, 8-8, but Clemson’s poor RPI (153) and non-conference strength of schedule (289) hurt the Tigers’ resume.
Clemson’s loss to Virginia Tech in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday marked the final games in the careers of Tanner Smith, Andre Young, Bryan Narcisse and Bobo Baciu.