Clemson athletic director Graham Neff met with reporters on Monday afternoon.

Neff acknowledged Clemson’s disappointment at missing the NCAA Tournament, but expressed confidence in the future of the program under coach Brad Brownell.

“Share the frustration, obviously, from last night,” Brownell said. “And think we’re a tournament team.

“Excited to move forward with Brad.”

Clemson went 23-10 this season but missed the NCAA Tournament due to a lackluster nonconference strength of schedule. The Tigers were ranked as high as No. 19 in the country in the AP Top 25 earlier this year.

Clemson’s season isn’t over yet. The Tigers are a No. 1 seed in the NIT and will face Morehead State on Wednesday night.

What this means for Clemson

Brownell’s future status with the program had come into question earlier this year. The Tigers have made the NCAA Tournament just 3 times in 13 seasons with Brownell at the helm.

This season marked the 4th time that Clemson has eclipsed the 20-win threshold with Brownell in charge. The most recent 20-win season for the program came in 2018.

Brownell and his staff will look to build another NCAA Tournament-caliber team for the 2023-24 season. The Tigers have multiple key players who could return for another season next year. They could also pursue veteran additions to the roster via the transfer portal.