Clemson full men’s basketball schedule released

Clemson head coach Brad Brownell publicly addressed college basketball's recent scandal for the first time Wednesday. File/The Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer

CLEMSON – Clemson’s entire men’s basketball schedule for the 2015-16 season is now finalized, as announced by the ACC office Wednesday afternoon.

The Tigers will host Florida State in their first league home game of the winter on Jan. 2. Home games are being played at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena this season while Clemson’s on-campus Littlejohn Coliseum undergoes significant renovations.

Duke, which has won more than three-quarters the meetings with Clemson all-time but is just 22-38 on Clemson’s home floor (and 18-23 in Littlejohn), invades BSWA on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., in a game televised by ESPN.. The Blue Devils are the defending national champion, but lost its top four scorers Jahlil Okafor, Quinn Cook, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones to the pros.

Two-time defending ACC regular season champion Virginia visits Greenville on March 1.

Clemson will be featured on ESPN’s Tip-Off series to open ACC action on Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. at North Carolina, which has won all 57 home meetings with the Tigers.

Clemson is currently scheduled to appear on an ESPN network six times in 2015-16, against Minnesota, Alabama, North Carolina, Duke, Notre Dame and Virginia.

The season begins Nov. 13 at home vs. North Carolina Central. 2015 NCAA Tournament teams Texas Southern, Wofford and Georgia also will take on Clemson in non-conference action.

Clemson finished 8-10 in last year’s ACC regular season games, tied with FSU and Pittsburgh for ninth in the conference. Last year’s Tigers went 1-6 against ranked opponents and finished the year with seven losses in nine games.

Leading scorer and rebounder Jaron Blossomgame enters his junior year, a forward flanked by swingman Donte Grantham, center Landry Nnoko and guard Jordan Roper. Head coach Brad Brownell is 90-73 in five years at the helm.