44 - Mike Clifford
Mike Clifford
Height: 6-7
Weight: 230
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Danvers, Mass.
High School: Bishop Fenwick
Position: F
Major: Communications
gp 27
pts/g 16.2
fg % 61.8
3pt % -
ft % 54.5
reb/g 8.7
a/g 0.8

2012-13: All-Conference Northeast-10 Third Team ... Twice named Northeast-10 Player of the Week ... Led the Warriors in scoring (16.2 ppg), rebounding (8.7 rpg), and shooting accuracy (61.8 percent) ... Graduated ranking among the program's all-time leaders in field goal percentage and blocks ... Totaled over 700 points and over 400 rebounds in just two years with the Warriors ... One of only two players to start all 27 games as a senior ... Averaged 27.2 minutes per match ... Topped the 20-point plateau eight times, and finished with 11 double-figure rebounding games and 20 double-digit point games ... Went off for a career-best 28 points and 19 rebounds to lead Merrimack to a win over Dominican in season opener (11/9) ... Added another 26 points against Saint Anselm (11/28) ... Tied his career-high in scoring with 28 points and 14 rebounds while shooting 12-for-13 in a monster performance over UMass Lowell (2/16) ... Dropped 26 points and hauled down 14 boards at Stonehill (2/10).

2011-12: Team’s third-leading scorer, averaging 13.3 points per contest … Saw action in 24 games while averaging 28 minutes per match … Reached double-digit point totals in 18 of those games … Posted 20-point outputs on two occasions … Dropped season-high 23 points at Pace on Jan. 25, finishing that game 10-for-17 from the field and 3-for-4 from the stripe … Also notched 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting at New Haven on Jan. 7 … Finished the year with a 56.4 percent clip from the field, the second-most accurate mark on the squad … Averaged a team-best 8.9 rebounds per game while totaling 17 blocks (second most) and 17 steals.

Before Merrimack: Played two seasons at the University of Buffalo ... Four-year member of the Bishop Fenwick boys' basketball team ... Catholic Central League All-Star sophomore, junior and senior year … Offensive Player of the Year as a freshman … CCL scoring champion junior and senior year … Salem News Player of the Year junior and senior year … CCL MVP as a senior … Boston Globe Super Team selection and Boston Herald All-Star … Won a gold medal at the Empire State Games and was selected to the All-Tournament team.

Personal: Born September 30, 1990 … Son of Kevin and Brenda Clifford … Has three siblings, Emily, Vinny and Elena … Communications major at Merrimack. 


CAREER HIGHS

Points: 28, UMass Lowell -- 02/16/13; vs Dominican -- 11/09/12
Rebounds: 19, vs Dominican -- 11/09/12
Assists: 3, at Le Moyne -- 01/11/12
Steals: 4, Franklin Pierce -- 11/16/11
Blocks: 3, at Stonehill -- 02/10/13; vs Caldwell -- 11/10/12; at Bentley -- 11/20/12
FG made: 13, at Stonehill -- 02/10/13
FG attempts: 18, at Stonehill -- 02/10/13; vs Dominican -- 11/09/12
FT made: 7, at Stonehill College -- 02/26/12
FT attempts: 9, 4 times


Career Summary
  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2011-12   24-24  673  28.0  133  236  .564  .000  52  87  .598  79  135  214  8.9  72  17  57  17  17  318  13.3 
2012-13   27-27  735  27.2  189  306  .618  .000  60  110  .545  102  132  234  8.7  83  21  52  21  15  438  16.2 
TOTAL  51-51  1408  27.6  322  542  .594  .000  112  197  .569  181  267  448  8.8  155  38  109  38  32  756  14.8 

Recent Games
Feb 10 at Stonehill L, 58-56
Feb 13 at St. Anselm L, 94-83
Feb 16 Mass.-Lowell W, 83-80
Feb 20 at St. Michael's W, 71-57
Feb 23 at Southern N.H. L, 71-67
Feb 26 Franklin Pierce W, 69-62
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 22
Games started 27 22
Minutes 735 574
Minutes per game 27.2 26.1
FG 189-306 146-240
FG Pct 61.8 60.8
3PT 0-0 0-0
3PT Pct - -
FT 60-110 45-85
FT Pct 54.5 52.9
Off rebounds 102 79
Def rebounds 132 105
Total rebounds 234 184
Rebounds per game 8.7 8.4
Personal fouls 83 70
Disqualifications 4 4
Assists 21 18
Turnovers 52 42
Assist to turnover ratio 0.4 0.4
Steals 15 10
Blocks 21 15
Points 438 337
Points per game 16.2 15.3
Points per 40 min 23.8 23.5
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 9 vs. Dominican (N.Y.) W, 81-76 1 37 11-18 61.1 0-0 - 6-8 75.0 28
Nov 10 vs. Caldwell W, 75-62 1 31 8-12 66.7 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 19
Nov 14 at Franklin Pierce L, 86-69 1 37 7-16 43.8 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 16
Nov 17 Concordia L, 79-76 1 31 9-14 64.3 0-0 - 4-9 44.4 22
Nov 20 at Bentley L, 62-56 1 33 11-17 64.7 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 24
Nov 25 LIU Post L, 74-72 1 33 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 0-2 0.0 8
Nov 28 St. Anselm L, 98-83 1 31 11-15 73.3 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 26
Dec 1 at Mass.-Lowell L, 100-73 1 29 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 2-5 40.0 8
Dec 4 St. Michael's W, 43-36 1 24 3-9 33.3 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 8
Dec 8 Southern N.H. W, 80-58 1 13 4-4 100.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 9
Dec 31 Bloomfield W, 87-69 1 29 11-15 73.3 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 24
Jan 5 Stonehill W, 73-58 1 17 6-6 100.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 14
Jan 9 at Adelphi L, 85-74 1 21 5-11 45.5 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 12
Jan 12 New Haven L, 65-57 1 30 5-12 41.7 0-0 - 6-8 75.0 16
Jan 15 Le Moyne W, 65-59 1 24 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 1-5 20.0 9
Jan 19 at Southern Conn. St. L, 73-69 1 25 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 2-5 40.0 12
Jan 23 at St. Rose L, 76-72 1 19 6-10 60.0 0-0 - 0-1 0.0 12
Jan 26 American Int'l L, 78-74 1 28 7-13 53.8 0-0 - 4-9 44.4 18
Jan 29 Pace W, 70-63 1 26 6-8 75.0 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 14
Feb 2 at Assumption L, 70-50 1 23 4-4 100.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 9
Feb 6 Bentley W, 71-62 1 27 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 0-2 0.0 12
Feb 10 at Stonehill L, 58-56 1 31 13-18 72.2 0-0 - 0-4 0.0 26
Feb 13 at St. Anselm L, 94-83 1 24 9-15 60.0 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 20
Feb 16 Mass.-Lowell W, 83-80 1 32 12-13 92.3 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 28
Feb 20 at St. Michael's W, 71-57 1 24 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 9
Feb 23 at Southern N.H. L, 71-67 1 23 8-10 80.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 17
Feb 26 Franklin Pierce W, 69-62 1 33 7-16 43.8 0-0 - 4-7 57.1 18
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 9 vs. Dominican (N.Y.) W, 81-76 1 37 10 9 19 0 2 0.0 2 2 2 0
Nov 10 vs. Caldwell W, 75-62 1 31 2 2 4 1 1 1.0 0 3 2 0
Nov 14 at Franklin Pierce L, 86-69 1 37 1 11 12 2 1 2.0 0 0 2 0
Nov 17 Concordia L, 79-76 1 31 5 5 10 0 3 0.0 2 0 3 0
Nov 20 at Bentley L, 62-56 1 33 4 9 13 0 1 0.0 1 3 2 0
Nov 25 LIU Post L, 74-72 1 33 4 4 8 2 3 0.7 1 0 2 0
Nov 28 St. Anselm L, 98-83 1 31 5 6 11 2 2 1.0 0 1 2 0
Dec 1 at Mass.-Lowell L, 100-73 1 29 3 5 8 0 2 0.0 1 2 5 1
Dec 4 St. Michael's W, 43-36 1 24 3 5 8 0 4 0.0 1 0 4 0
Dec 8 Southern N.H. W, 80-58 1 13 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 4 0
Dec 31 Bloomfield W, 87-69 1 29 2 7 9 0 1 0.0 0 1 4 0
Jan 5 Stonehill W, 73-58 1 17 2 4 6 1 0 - 0 0 5 1
Jan 9 at Adelphi L, 85-74 1 21 3 6 9 0 1 0.0 0 0 3 0
Jan 12 New Haven L, 65-57 1 30 5 8 13 0 4 0.0 0 0 4 0
Jan 15 Le Moyne W, 65-59 1 24 3 5 8 2 1 2.0 0 0 4 0
Jan 19 at Southern Conn. St. L, 73-69 1 25 3 2 5 0 1 0.0 0 0 5 1
Jan 23 at St. Rose L, 76-72 1 19 1 3 4 2 0 - 1 0 4 0
Jan 26 American Int'l L, 78-74 1 28 6 4 10 0 2 0.0 0 0 2 0
Jan 29 Pace W, 70-63 1 26 4 4 8 2 2 1.0 0 1 1 0
Feb 2 at Assumption L, 70-50 1 23 1 1 2 1 3 0.3 1 1 2 0
Feb 6 Bentley W, 71-62 1 27 8 3 11 0 3 0.0 0 1 3 0
Feb 10 at Stonehill L, 58-56 1 31 8 6 14 1 0 - 2 3 2 0
Feb 13 at St. Anselm L, 94-83 1 24 3 5 8 2 2 1.0 1 1 5 1
Feb 16 Mass.-Lowell W, 83-80 1 32 7 7 14 2 6 0.3 1 0 2 0
Feb 20 at St. Michael's W, 71-57 1 24 1 2 3 0 1 0.0 0 2 4 0
Feb 23 at Southern N.H. L, 71-67 1 23 1 2 3 0 3 0.0 1 0 2 0
Feb 26 Franklin Pierce W, 69-62 1 33 7 6 13 1 2 0.5 0 0 3 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2012-13 27 27 27.2 7.0-11.3 61.8 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-4.1 54.5 16.2
Total 27 27 27.2 7.0-11.3 61.8 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-4.1 54.5 16.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2012-13 27 27 735 189-306 61.8 0-0 - 60-110 54.5 438
Total 27 27 735 189-306 61.8 0-0 - 60-110 54.5 438
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2012-13 27 27 27.2 3.8 4.9 8.7 3.1 0.1 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.6 0.8
Total 27 27 27.2 3.8 4.9 8.7 3.1 0.1 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.6 0.8
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2012-13 27 27 735 102 132 234 83 4 21 52 0.4 15 21
Total 27 27 735 102 132 234 83 4 21 52 0.4 15 21
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 27 27 27.2 7.0-11.3 61.8 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-4.1 54.5 16.2
Conference 22 22 26.1 6.6-10.9 60.8 0.0-0.0 - 2.0-3.9 52.9 15.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -

Home 14 14 27.0 6.8-10.9 62.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.6-4.7 54.5 16.1
Away 11 11 26.3 6.8-11.3 60.5 0.0-0.0 - 1.4-2.9 46.9 15.0
Neutral 2 2 34.0 9.5-15.0 63.3 0.0-0.0 - 4.5-6.0 75.0 23.5

Wins 12 12 26.4 6.8-10.7 64.1 0.0-0.0 - 2.3-3.8 62.2 16.0
Losses 15 15 27.9 7.1-11.9 60.1 0.0-0.0 - 2.1-4.3 49.2 16.4

November 7 7 33.3 8.7-14.1 61.6 0.0-0.0 - 3.0-5.1 58.3 20.4
December 4 4 23.8 5.2-9.0 58.3 0.0-0.0 - 1.8-2.8 63.6 12.2
January 8 8 23.8 5.5-9.6 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 2.4-4.5 52.8 13.4
February 8 8 27.1 7.9-11.8 67.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.6-3.4 48.1 17.4
March - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 27 27 735 189-306 61.8 0-0 - 60-110 54.5 438
Conference 22 22 574 146-240 60.8 0-0 - 45-85 52.9 337
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0

Home 14 14 378 95-152 62.5 0-0 - 36-66 54.5 226
Away 11 11 289 75-124 60.5 0-0 - 15-32 46.9 165
Neutral 2 2 68 19-30 63.3 0-0 - 9-12 75.0 47

Wins 12 12 317 82-128 64.1 0-0 - 28-45 62.2 192
Losses 15 15 418 107-178 60.1 0-0 - 32-65 49.2 246

November 7 7 233 61-99 61.6 0-0 - 21-36 58.3 143
December 4 4 95 21-36 58.3 0-0 - 7-11 63.6 49
January 8 8 190 44-77 57.1 0-0 - 19-36 52.8 107
February 8 8 217 63-94 67.0 0-0 - 13-27 48.1 139
March - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 27 27 27.2 3.8 4.9 8.7 3.1 0.1 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.6 0.8
Conference 22 22 26.1 3.6 4.8 8.4 3.2 0.2 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.5 0.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 14 14 27.0 4.4 4.9 9.3 3.1 0.1 0.9 2.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
Away 11 11 26.3 2.6 4.7 7.4 3.3 0.3 0.7 1.4 0.5 0.7 1.1
Neutral 2 2 34.0 6.0 5.5 11.5 2.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 0.3 1.0 2.5

Wins 12 12 26.4 4.1 4.6 8.7 3.2 0.1 0.8 2.0 0.4 0.3 0.8
Losses 15 15 27.9 3.5 5.1 8.7 3.0 0.2 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.7 0.7

November 7 7 33.3 4.4 6.6 11.0 2.1 0.0 1.0 1.9 0.5 0.9 1.3
December 4 4 23.8 2.0 4.5 6.5 4.2 0.2 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.5 0.8
January 8 8 23.8 3.4 4.5 7.9 3.5 0.2 0.9 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.1
February 8 8 27.1 4.5 4.0 8.5 2.9 0.1 0.9 2.5 0.4 0.8 1.0
March - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 27 27 735 102 132 234 83 4 21 52 0.4 15 21
Conference 22 22 574 79 105 184 70 4 18 42 0.4 10 15
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 14 14 378 61 69 130 43 1 12 34 0.4 5 4
Away 11 11 289 29 52 81 36 3 8 15 0.5 8 12
Neutral 2 2 68 12 11 23 4 0 1 3 0.3 2 5

Wins 12 12 317 49 55 104 38 1 9 24 0.4 4 10
Losses 15 15 418 53 77 130 45 3 12 28 0.4 11 11

November 7 7 233 31 46 77 15 0 7 13 0.5 6 9
December 4 4 95 8 18 26 17 1 0 8 0.0 2 3
January 8 8 190 27 36 63 28 2 7 11 0.6 1 1
February 8 8 217 36 32 68 23 1 7 20 0.4 6 8
March - - - - - - - - - - - - -