A return to Littlejohn Coliseum was just the spark Clemson needed Saturday afternoon. Playing in front of the first sellout of the season, the Tigers jumped on Syracuse early and never let up in beating the Orange 66-53 handing them their first ACC loss of the season. It’s Clemson’s fourth win over a top 100 RPI team this season. The Tigers improve to 10-7 and 2-3 in the ACC.
The Tigers led 18-8 midway thru the first half and expanded the lead to 39-18 at the break. The Orange never got closer than 12 in the second half.
Donte Grantham led the Tigers with 16 points and Jaron Blossomgame added 15. The Tigers nailed 8 threes while holding the Orange to only two.
Here’s my game report from Littlejohn Coliseum: