Clemson opens its ACC season Sunday at Duke and the Tigers figured to use the SC State game Tuesday night for some fine tuning. The Tigers nearly got more than they bargained for. The Bulldogs took the 21st ranked Tigers to the final seconds before falling 70-67 at Littlejohn Coliseum. Jason Flagler had a chance to tie the game at the buzzer but his three pointer was off the mark and the Tigers escaped with their 12th win against two defeats.
AUDIO: Oliver Purnell
AUDIO: SC State coach Tim Carter
Demontez Stitt and Noel Johnson each had 13 points to lead Clemson. Darnell Porter led State with 19 points. State falls to 6-4.
AUDIO: Demontez Stitt interview with Jimmy Watt
AUDIO: Trevor Booker