Marcquise Reed finished with one point short of his season high with 24 points as #25 Clemson overcame a nightmare shooting afternoon to defeat Louisville, 74-69, in overtime Saturday.
The Tigers shot 37 percent from the field for the game and at one point were 1-of-14 from beyond three. Clemson finally found its stroke late in the second half and OT, converting on six of its last ten threes.
Gabe DeVoe personified that struggle, starting 0-of-5 from three, but making his last three treys to give the Tigers 13 points.
Reed collected his fourth game with 20 points or more, with three of those efforts coming in Clemson’s last six.
Louisville erased a six-point lead in the final four minutes of regulation to force overtime, but made a lot of its own mistakes throughout the course of the afternoon, committing 21 turnovers.
Once the Tigers grabbed the OT lead, Shelton Mitchell made up for a 2-for-13 shooting line leading the Tigers at the free-throw line. Mitchell made 8-of-9 from the charity stripe to give him 13 points overall.
Elijah Thomas struggled with early foul trouble, committing two infractions in his first five minutes. He bounced back in the second half, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Marcquise Reed & Gabe DeVoe
Head Coach Brad Brownell
Clemson (14-1) won its 10th in a row, improving to 3-0 in ACC play. The Tigers play their second game of the year against NC State on Thursday night in Raleigh at 9 PM.