Everything Brad Brownell said on Selection Sunday

Brad Brownell called it a “great day for Clemson basketball.”

That was after the Tigers were chosen as a No. 6 seed by the selection committee for this year’s NCAA Tournament .

It’s the 14th time in school history that Clemson will head to the Dance. The last time the Tigers appeared in the NCAA Tournament, in 2021, they fell in the first round to Rutgers in a No. 10 vs. 7 seed matchup.

Clemson’s last win in the tournament was in 2018. They defeated New Mexico State and Auburn before falling to Kansas in the Sweet 16.

Now, after a 21-11 season that included wins over North Carolina, Alabama, and other teams with impressive tournament résumés, the Tigers will face Mountain West Tournament champion New Mexico (26-9) at FedExForum in Memphis Friday.

The game is scheduled for a 3:10 p.m. EDT tipoff and will be televised by truTV. It will be Clemson’s fourth NCAA Tournament appearance with Brownell as coach.

Here’s everything Brownell said on Selection Sunday after Clemson’s at-large bid was announced.

Story originally appeared on Clemson Wire