The Clemson University men’s basketball program won its 33rd consecutive season opener in convincing fashion on Friday night. The Tigers dominated the Catamounts of Western Carolina and moved to 1-0 on the season with a 85-57 rout in Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Tigers (1-0) were able to pull away from the Catamounts (0-1) early in the game thanks to a 22-2 run that would push Clemson’s lead to a commanding 44-22 advantage.
Clemson’s largest lead came in the second half when the Tigers would go up by 36 points.
The Tigers had four finish in double-figures, led by senior forward Donte Grantham with 14 points.