CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - New Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell
says he was instantly drawn to the job as soon as he heard Oliver
Purnell was leaving for DePaul.
Brownell said Tuesday he hopes to build on Purnell's success,
which includes trips to the NCAA tournament the past three seasons.
Brownell says his expectations are high, although he needs to learn
more about his players.
Brownell went 84-45 in four years at Wright State, leading the
Raiders to a 20-12 record and a 12-6 mark in the Horizon League.
Wright State was beaten by NCAA tournament runner-up Butler in the
league championship game.
Before arriving at Wright State, Brownell coached UNC-Wilmington
and went 83-40 in four seasons. Purnell was 138-88 at Clemson.
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