Al-Amir Dawes raced the length of the court and hit a layup with just one second remaining to give the Tigers a 70-69 victory over #6 Florida State this afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson now has three Top-6 wins this season.
The Tigers earlier wins were against Duke and Louisville, and including FSU are the top three teams in the ACC this season. Clemson also has the program’s first ever win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill. They are also 13-0 this season when scoring 70 or more points.
It did not come as easily as the games against Duke and Louisville seemed to have been, however. Clyde Trapp was fouled with 17.1 seconds in the game but he missed both free throws.
Aamir Simms seemed to come down with the rebound but as he stumbled out of bounds, one of the officials blew an inadvertent whistle. After a lengthy review the officials gave the ball to FSU because of the possession arrow.
Forrest then hit a layup for FSU with nine seconds left, that made it 69-68. That’s when Dawes raced down the court for the game winner.
Clemson will be back on the court Wednesday when they travel to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech in a 7pm tip. The Tigers then close the regular season next Friday when they host Georgia Tech in LittleJohn at 7pm for Senior Night.