Seminoles rout Tigers to extend Clemson's streak


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The Tigers struggled mightily shooting the ball. (ACC photo)
The Tigers struggled mightily shooting the ball. (ACC photo)

No. 20-ranked Clemson dropped its third-straight league game as Florida State controlled the action in Tallahassee, Florida for an 80-61 final score.

The Tigers were held to 5-of-30 shooting from beyond the perimeter and 30 percent overall, while the Seminoles made 48 percent of their shots.

Clemson guard John Newman III led the Tigers' scoring with 12 points. FSU had four in double-figures with center Balsa Koprivica and guard Sardaar Calhoun each scoring 13.

Clemson was just 4-of-24 shooting in the first half and 2-of-16 on 3-pointers as they trailed 42-24 at the break.

The resounding defeat moved Brad Brownell's group to under .500 in ACC play (9-4, 3-4), while Florida State improved to 9-2 overall and 5-1 in ACC action.

Clemson has lost by an average of 24 points per game during its recent three-game run after having to pause for COVID-19 protocol.

The Tigers return to action on Wednesday at home versus Boston College (9 p.m./RSN).

Head Coach Brad Brownell’s Postgame Quotes

Opening statement:

"Florida State is a hard team to beat. When you're shooting as poorly as we did, it's impossible for us. I actually think we got a lot of good looks in this game. You need to be ready to knock shots down, though, but we couldn't make one, and that's demoralizing."

On the keys to the game:

"Our team needs to regroup. We need to get our confidence back. This game was different from the Georgia Tech game, when we turned it over a lot. We turned it over only 12 times and made 22 free throws, but consistently shooting and missing shots puts a lot of pressure on your defense. We were playing uphill the whole game."


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