Clemson is not just a football school apparently.
The Tigers have been one of the bigger surprises in the sport this season, as they're currently ranked No. 19 in the country. Being ranked is not something they're used to - the last time they made an appearance in the polls was in the 2009-10 season.
They also haven't made an NCAA Tournament since 2011, but all signs point to that changing this season. Brad Brownell's team has a whopping five players averaging double-digit points per game with junior guard Marcquise Reed leading the team with 15.9.
They just lost their second game of the season on the road against North Carolina State because of a missed free throw, but they're still second in the ACC standings with a 14-2 record.
Wide Left. Against Clemson, no less. State wins 78-77 pic.twitter.com/HWq1v1KSaJ— we are, like, really sportschannel8 (@SportsChannel8) January 12, 2018
However, despite their early success, Clemson won't be able to go far in March because of one crucial element - their passing. The Tigers rank 157th in the country in assists per game with 14.3, and their assists to turnover ratio sits at 1.15, which is 114th.
There's still a long way to go until tournament time, but if they want any chance at making the second weekend and beyond, they'll have to learn to spread the ball around.