The Tigers' already thin guard rotation might have just become even thinner. Clemson's leading scorer at 13.8ppg this season might not be leading for the next two weeks.
Demontez Stitt might be out, “I think something loose is irritating it. I’ve been trying to play through the discomfort, had it drained a couple times in the past couple weeks. The inflammation keeps coming back, and I think it’s under the kneecap. We can’t get it drained.” HT orangeandwhite.
I wonder what the now ex-Tigers are thinking about their playing time and eligibility?
So, the moving screen not called by the refs further injured our senior point guard. This season, without sarcasm, snarkiness, or any other similar adjective, draining my optimism.
The Tigers looked good at times, hitting their outside shots and getting some inside play, but at others, they still looked in disarray. The interior was weak- this coupled with the impending and current apparently systematic winnowing of the guards will make for some serious struggles this season. What the Tigers could not do is stop FSU. When the Tigers were controlling the game, Hamilton's squad lead by Dulky dropping Dulkys stepped it up and the Tigers could not respond.
I want to see a statistic of the following: Clemson made baskets vs. turnovers after a called timeout. Right now it seems more turnovers come after TOs than points.
I want to be optimistic. But it is hard and getting more difficult by the day.
Hopefully this next stretch of games will let this year's iteration of the Tigers to gel and to find their place on the team and on the court.
|12/17/2010 7:00:00 PM||Clemson||Savannah State||Tickets||Live Stats|
|12/19/2010 5:00:00 PM||Clemson||UNCG||FSSO||Tickets||Live Stats|
|12/22/2010 7:00:00 PM||College of Charleston||Clemson||FSS|
|12/27/2010 7:00:00 PM||Clemson||Delaware State||Tickets||Live Stats|
|12/29/2010 7:00:00 PM||Clemson||East Carolina||Tickets||Live Stats|
|1/2/2011 4:00:00 PM||Clemson||Citadel||Tickets||Live Stats|
The upcoming game at CofC will be a difficult test, but some of the other games, even with the loss of Stitt should (underscored and emphasized) be winnable.