Clemson Basketball vs. New Mexico State: Game Info, Analysis, Prediction

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 15: Head coach Brad Brownell of the Clemson Tigers claps from the bench during the game against the UAB Blazers during the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at UD Arena on March 15, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DAYTON, OH - MARCH 15: Head coach Brad Brownell of the Clemson Tigers claps from the bench during the game against the UAB Blazers during the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at UD Arena on March 15, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Clemson basketball team takes the New Mexico State Aggies tonight in San Diego. Here’s all the info you need to watch, listen, or stream the game live.

The Clemson basketball team will take on the New Mexico State Aggies tonight in San Diego in the NCAA Tournament.

The Tigers come into the tournament as a No. 5 seed and we all know just how dangerous that can be.

New Mexico State is a solid team, especially offensively, and it will be up to the Tigers to expose them defensively and set the tone early.

Here’s all the information you need to know in order to watch, listen, or stream the game live tonight, via ClemsonTigers.com:

Clemson Basketball Game Information:

Who: #5 Clemson Tigers vs. #12 New Mexico State Aggies

What: NCAA Tourney First Round Matchup

Where: San Diego, California- Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl

When: 9:57 p.m. ET Friday

Where To Watch: TruTV

Game Announcers: Carter Blackburn (play-by-play), Deb Antonelli (color)

Where to stream: NCAA March Madness Live App, several other services

Where to Listen: Clemson Tigers Radio Affiliates; WCCP 105.5 the Roar App.

Radio Announcers: Don Munson (play-by-play), Tim Bourrett (color)

Analysis:

Clemson basketball will need to advantage of its post-presence. New Mexico State has several guys that can shoot the three and they will all crash the boards.

I think it’s also notable to point out that the Aggies will be playing with a “we have nothing to lose” mentality.

The Tigers will need to get rid of the butterflies early, take control of the tempo, and rebound the ball well. If Clemson can shoot the three-point shot well and if Elijah Thomas can stay on the floor, I think the Tigers should be able to take control of this one.

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Prediction:

Look for a close one early, but then Clemson will pull away as we get into the second half and everyone settles in.

Clemson 64, New Mexico State 56