No. 19 Clemson Tigers (4-0) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (3-0)
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.
TV: ESPN2 (TWC 27/DTV 209/DISH 144)
Coaches: Clemson - Oliver Purnell (377-268 in 22 seasons, 121-77 in seven seasons at Clemson); Texas A&M - Mark Turgeon (205-140 in 12 seasons, 52-21 in three seasons at Texas A&M).
What to watch:
Clemson puts its 30-game winning streak in the month of November on the line against the Aggies, whom Purnell suggests are the most physical team the Tigers have faced to date. The game is Clemson's first of three in four days in the 76 Classic - the program's first trip to California since 1989. The winner will play the winner of No. 8 West Virginia/Long Beach State on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Texas A&M's best victory was a 12-point triumph over SMU. Aggies starting forward Khris Middleton is a freshman from Charleston.
|PG||6-2||Demontez Stitt, Jr.||6.5|
|G||6-5||Tanner Smith, So.||10.5|
|F||6-6||David Potter, Sr.||12.0|
|PF||6-7||Trevor Booker, Sr.||13.8|
|C||6-8||Jerai Grant, Jr.||5.3|
|G||6-1||Dash Harris, So.||7.7|
|G||6-3||Donald Sloan, Sr.||20.0|
|G||6-4||Derrick Roland, Sr.||15.7|
|F||6-7||Khris Middleton, Fr.||0.7|
|F||6-9||Bryan Davis, Sr.||7.7|
If the Tigers can contain Texas A&M's prolific scoring wings, they should earn a compelling early test against No. 8 West Virginia.