The Clemson Tigers snapped a two-game losing streak by holding on to beat Saint Peter’s out of the MAAC with a 65-60 triumph at Littlejohn Coliseum Tuesday night.
Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 21 points, and Elijah Thomas responded well to a benching from Head Coach Brad Brownell, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
The Tigers could not separate themselves from the pesky Peacocks (2-6), as neither team led by more than five points during the entire game. Clemson, usually reliable beyond the three-point line, struggled from distance, shooting a season-low 14 percent (2-of-14) from downtown.
Speaking after the game, Brownell felt the Tigers were fortunate to come out victorious:
The Tigers did not come out of the game unscathed, however, as Reed went down late in the game with a knee injury. Brownell said he would undergo an MRI Tuesday, and is “very concerned” about its findings.
Clemson (6-2) will travel to Newark, NJ for neutral-site contest against Mississippi State in the 2018 Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center.