Everything Brad Brownell and his players said ahead of Clemson vs. Arizona

Clemson is still dancing.

The sixth-seeded Tigers are set to face No. 2 seed Arizona in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament Thursday at Los Angeles’ Arena (formerly Staples Center). Tipoff is scheduled for 7:09 p.m. EDT. The game can be seen on CBS.

BetMGM Sportsbook has Arizona as a -7.5 point favorite over Clemson in its most recent betting lines.

The Tigers (23-11 overall) danced their way into the Sweet 16 with a nail-biting 72-65 victory over No. 3 seed Baylor in the second round of the West Region in Memphis last Sunday. Chase Hunter scored 20 points as Clemson built a 15-point lead with 6:44 remaining. The Tigers held on despite not making a field goal the rest of the way.

Arizona (27-8) got 19 points from former North Carolina star Caleb Love in the Wildcats’ 78-68 victory over Dayton in Salt Lake City last Saturday. The Wildcats previously defeated Long Beach State, 85-65, to open the NCAA Tournament.

On Wednesday, Clemson head coach Brad Brownell joined Hunter, PJ Hall and Joe Girard at a scheduled NCAA Tournament press conference in Los Angeles. Here’s everything Brownell and the players had to say ahead of Clemson’s matchup with Arizona.

Story originally appeared on Clemson Wire