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Clemson takes out Syracuse in final game of regular season (full coverage)

The Clemson Tigers (19-12, 9-9 ACC) outscored Syracuse 43-24 in the second half to rally back from a double-digit deficit and defeat the Orange 67-55 in the final game of the regular season on Saturday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum.

The Orange (19-12, 10-8 ACC) led by as many as 10 in the first half, but couldn’t hold the advantage and lost to the Tigers for the first time in the last four meetings.

Oshae Brissett, Buddy Boeheim and Tyus Battle all scored in double figures for Syracuse. Brissett led the way with 15 points and seven rebounds. Boeheim scored 11 points and Battle had 10.

Marcquise Reed paced the Tigers with 24 points, 20 of which came in the second half. He also pulled down 10 rebounds. Elijah Thomas also recorded a double-double for Clemson with 13 points and a game-high 11 boards.



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Syracuse finishes the regular-season portion of its schedule on the road, traveling to Clemson, S.C. to take on the Tigers on Saturday at noon. Both teams are looking to improve their resume, which makes the game crucial for postseason placement. The game will be televised by CBS.

Clemson defeated Notre Dame, 64-62, on Wednesday night and enters Saturday’s game with an 18-12 overall record, which includes an 8-9 mark in the ACC. Clemson’s offense is led by Marcquise Reed. The graduate student is averaging 19.3 points per game while shooting .452 from the field. Reed is assisted by Elijah Thomas, who averages 13.2 points as well as 7.9 rebounds, and Shelton Mitchell, who tallies 11.7 points per game. Read More

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