North Carolina native Hunter Tyson scored his career high against Wake Forest (Melina Alberti/Clemson University Athletic Communications)
Hunter Tyson hit back to back layups to cap a Clemson comeback from an 8 point second half deficit and the Tigers went on to a 71-68 win over Wake Forest Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. Tyson scored a career high 21 points on 9-13 shooting. Clemson won its 7th straight game over Wake Forest and is now 10-8 overall and 4-4 in the ACC. And the victory gives the Tigers wins over all four Tobacco Road teams in the same season for the first time since 1966.

 

Some of the keys to Clemson’s win over Wake Forest

  • Tyson was the only Tiger in double figures but six others scored at least 5 points. Clyde Trapp, Curran Scott and Johnny Newman each had 9 points.
  • Clemson made it more difficult by going just 7-18 from the line, but the Tigers made enough down the stretch to offset not making a field goal over the final 3:07. They were 6-11 from the line over that stretch.
  • Brandon Childress gave Wake Forest one last bit of life by hitting a long three-pointers with a second to play to make it a 70-68 game. Tyson was quickly fouled and he made 1-2, and a desperation heave by Olivier Sarr, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds. fell well off the mark.
  • Clemson finished with a 50% shooting night and hit 8 of 25 three-pointers. The Tigers also had 15 assists on their 28 baskets.
  • After being badly outrebounded in the first half, Clemson fought back on the boards in the second half and finished with a six board deficit.
  • The Tigers won in the paint 30-16.
  • Clemson will travel to Louisville Saturday and return home to face Syracuse next Tuesday night.
  • Final Stats
Brad Brownell was honored before the game by AD Dan Radakovich for becoming Clemson’s winningest coach in the victory over Duke (Melina Alberti/Clemson University Athletic Communications)
                         

Clemson postgame

Clemson coach Brad Brownell
Hunter Tyson and Clyde Trapp

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