During this season many have complained about the Tigers three point shooting, scoreless streaks, and shooting woes at the free throw line. Today in the Tigers ACC Tournament matchup with Miami, the Tigers took the lead in the second half with some key threes, along with a scoreless drought by Miami to put the Tigers in a position to win.
The Hurricanes did make a furious comeback with less than a minute left, mostly due to two Clemson turnovers, but Clemson was able to knock down their shots at the foul line to secure the 69-64 win in Greensboro.
The Tigers were led by Al-Amir Dawes with 18 points. He also had two assists and two rebounds. Clemson’s leading scorer this season, Aamir Simms, had 14 points, 4 assists, and 10 rebounds.
Clemson shot 22 of 47 from the field (46.8%), 7 of 22 from behind the arc (31.8%), and 18 of 19 from the Free throw line (94.7%), while the Hurricanes shot 24 of 63 from the field (38.1%), 11 of 36 from behind the arc (30.6%), and 7 of 7 from the Free throw line (71.4%).
The Tigers will now get ready to play the #1 seeded FSU Seminoles tomorrow as Clemson has now advanced to the second game in the conference tournament for the fifth time under Brad Brownell.
Tomorrow’s game will be a 12:30 tip and will be televised by ESPN.