The record books at Anderson University and Clemson don't reveal a meeting on the hardwood between the close in proximity men's programs.
That's going to change this year.
AU head coach Jason Taylor announced Wednesday that the Trojans will play an exhibition game against Brad Brownell's Tigers at Littlejohn Coliseum on Nov. 8.
"We are extremely excited about this opportunity," said Taylor. "I am grateful to Coach Brownell for choosing to play us."
The Division II Trojans last played a Division I opponent in 2012, when they knocked off College of Charleston 65-49. Anderson is coming off its fourth appearance in the NCAA D-II Southeast Region Tournament in five years. Taylor's squad last year made it to the South Atlantic Conference Tournament final and fell just short of advancing to the NCAA tourney's round of 32.
Like many Division I schools, Clemson can play an exhibition game against a foe from the other division. Last year, the Tigers hosted Francis Marion of the Peach Belt Conference and beat the Patriots 98-44 to start the season.
Clemson went on to finish with a 23-13 record and placed sixth in the ACC. The Tigers made it to the semifinals of the NIT.
Even without forward K.J. McDaniels, who was drafted in the second round of the NBA draft last month by the Philadelphia 76ers, they'll provide a strong test for Taylor's Trojans.
"Coach Brownell and his entire staff have always been great to us," Taylor said. "This is a great game for our program, fans and the Anderson University community," Taylor said. "Most of our fans and supporters are also huge Clemson fans and supporters."
The women's programs at AU and Clemson played an exhibition game in 2012.
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