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Clemson’s comeback comes up short against Hurricanes

Matt Mynes, Asst. Photo Editor

The Clemson men’s basketball team suffered back-to-back losses on Saturday for the first time this season.

The Clemson men’s basketball team couldn’t put the finishing touches on a comeback against Miami on Saturday, ultimately falling 78-74 to the Hurricanes at Littlejohn Coliseum.

After entering halftime all tied up, it was Miami that pulled away by as many as 12 points as the second half transpired. Although the Tigers clawed their way back to bring the game within two points with 0.9 seconds left, the Hurricanes’ strong start to the second half was too much for Clemson to overcome. 

Despite being the shorter team, Miami out-rebounded Clemson 38-28 and secured nine offensive rebounds compared to the Tigers’ two.

As for the Tigers’ scoring, PJ Hall led the way with 19 points, while Brevin Galloway added 15 of his own.

Hunter Tyson was red-hot in the first half, scoring 11 points on 4-for-4 shooting and 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. But the fifth-year forward cooled down in the second half and only scored 2 points.

After falling to Boston College on Tuesday, Clemson’s loss marked the first time it has been defeated in back-to-back games all season.

The loss was also the Tigers’ first at Littlejohn Coliseum this season after winning all 12 home games up until Saturday. 

Looking ahead, Clemson will have a week off before taking on North Carolina on the road next Saturday. 

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