Number 18 Miami Hurricanes fall in order to No . 19 Clemson, faces Fight it out next

No . 18 Ohio kept things tight most of the method until the 19th-ranked Clemson Tigers obtained hot from the outside once more.

Donte Grantham acquired 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mark Donnal had twelve points, including two critical second-half 3s, as the Tigers outlasted the particular Hurricanes 72-63 on Saturday.

The Tigers (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) continued their best start in nine months and bounced back from their very first ACC defeat that snapped the 10-game win streak at New york State on Thursday night.

But Clemson used its timely, long-range capturing – a season-high 12 3-pointers – to hold on in the Best 25 matchup.

The game was tied at 44-all when Donnal, the graduate move from Michigan, struck for a tie-breaking 3. On Clemson’ s following trip down, Donnal did it once again with another from behind the particular arc to give Clemson a 50-44 edge with 9: 56 to visit.

Donnal had only seven 3s in the first 16 games coming in.

Marcquise Reed’ s 3-pointer with 1: 41 left put Clemson ahead 63-57 and Grantham clinched things the possession later with the last associated with his 3s. Clemson opened up the 13-point lead in the final moment.

Anthony Lawrence II and Lonnie Master IV had 16 points every for Miami (13-3, 3-2).

Reed acquired 16 points for Clemson, 9 of those coming in the last 2 a few minutes.

Once the horn sounded, Grantham raised their arms and urged on the regards from the sort of full house that’ h normally the case next door at football’ s Death Valley.

It was the second directly game in double figures designed for Donnal, who had 13 within the Wolfpack loss.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The Hurricanes are loaded with lengthy, mobile players assured in driving to the basket plus knowing what to do when they get there. Ohio had 30 of its points within the paint. Also, 17 of their thirty seven rebounds came on the offensive cup, nearly double the nine Clemson had.

Clemson: The Tigers had a brief turnaround from their first ACC lack of the season at North Carolina State upon Thursday night to their Saturday mid-day contest. And they looked a bit out-of-step early as they fell behind 22-15. But Clemson rallied to shut the half on a 19-8 set you back lead 34-30 at the break.

UP FOLLOWING

Arkansas returns home to face No . seven Duke on Monday night.

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