#Clemson tunes up for USC with an 89-76 win over Miami of Ohio (AUDIO)

Alex Hemenway came off the bench to lead the Tigers with 17 points against Miami of Ohio (File Photo)

The Clemson Tigers outscored Miami of Ohio 40-19 over the final 10:28 of the game to erase an eight-point deficit and roll to an 89-76 win over the RedHawks at Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday night. Reserve guard Alex Hemenway led six Clemson players in double-figures with a career-high tying 17 points. The Newburgh, Indiana native was 5-of-6 from the field, connecting on all three of his three-point attempts, as the Tigers finished the game shooting 51% from the field, while knocking down 13, 3-pointers.

Clemson’s defense came up huge in the second half, after the RedHawks (5-4) shot 48% from the floor in the opening twenty minutes. Following the halftime break, Miami (OH) found the going a bit tougher, as the Tiges held them to just 11-of-30 from the field (37%). The visitors had three players reach double-digits, led by Dae Dae Grant with 20 points and four assists.

The Tigers (7-4) are back in action Saturday as they’ll host USC at 8pm. The Gamecocks (8-2) blistered Allen University 110-51 on Tuesday in their tune-up for the instate rivalry game. Tipoff is set for 8pm at Littlejohn Coliseum on the ACC Network.

CU HC Brad Browell/Players David Collins & Alex Hemenway — Postgame

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