Clemson's upset bid at #5 Louisville falls short
A 17-0 run to start the second half was too much for Clemson to overcome, and the Tigers missed out on an early-season upset in losing 58-52 to No. 5 Louisville in the KFC Yum! Center Tuesday night.
Clemson played well enough to hang close in the first half, and a late run enabled the Tigers to take a 22-18 lead into intermission. However, Louisville’s patented full-court defense led to easy shots on the offense end and Clemson went a little under seven minutes before scoring as the Cardinals took a 35-22 lead. The run was stopped on a 3-pointer by Damarcus HarrisonDamarcus Harrison
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Blossomgame and Harrison led the Tigers with 15 points and 12 points respectively, and they were the only Tigers in double figures. Landry NnokoLandry Nnoko
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The Tigers fall to 8-6 overall, 0-2 in the ACC as they face a noon tipoff at Pitt Saturday. Louisville improves to 14-1 overall, 2-0 in the ACC.
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