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#8/9 Canes fall to Clemson 65-76

Associated Press

No. 8/9 Miami6576Clemson

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Box Score Highlights
Season Stats Condensed Game
ACC Stats Full Broadcast
SCORE BY HALF
Team 1 2 F
MIAMI 34 31 65
CLEMSON 32 44 76
TEAM STATS
 
FGs 24-55 27-56
3FGs 7-14 7-16
Free Throws 10-14 15-15
Rebounds 32 30
Blocks 3 3
Steals

4

8
Assists 9 15
Turnovers 13 8
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
  POINTS     REBOUNDS   
Reed 17   Jekiri 11
Blossomgame 25   Djitte 10
  ASSISTS     BLOCKS   
Rodriguez  3   Jekiri 3
Roper 6   Blossomgame 3
  3FG     STEALS  
Reed 3-5   Four Players 1
Roper Blossomgame 2-3   Roper 5

GREENVILLE S.C. (AP) –  Jaron Blossomgame scored 25 points and Clemson defeated a third straight ranked opponent for the first time in program history with a 76-65 victory over No. 8 Miami on Saturday.

The Tigers (12-6, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won five straight overall, a run that includes a win at Syracuse and home victories over No. 21 Louisville, No. 9 Duke and the Hurricanes (13-3, 2-2), who dropped their second straight.

The Tigers looked like their tank may have run out as Miami opened a 57-51 lead with about 7 minutes left. That’s when Clemson went on a 25-8 run to end the game and continue its stunning ACC start.

Davon Reed led Miami with 17 points while high-scoring point guard Angel Rodriguez was held to three points on 1-of-7 shooting.

Jordan Roper scored 18 points for the Tigers, who hadn’t beaten three ranked teams in a season since 1998

Series Notes

-Miami dropped to 10-13 overall in the all-time series against Clemson. The Hurricanes also fell to 2-7 on the road against the Tigers.

Team Notes

-With the loss, the Hurricanes dropped to 8-2 in their last 10 games.

-Miami’s starting lineup of Angel Rodriguez, Sheldon McClellan, Davon Reed, Kamari Murphy and Tonye Jekiri made their 10th appearance of the season. Miami dropped to 8-2 on the year with this lineup to open a game.

-Miami held a 34-32 lead at the half. The Hurricanes suffered their first loss of the year when leading at the half. Miami is 11-1 when leading at the half.

-The Hurricanes also held a 32-30 rebounding advantage. Miami suffered its first loss of the year when outrebounding its opponent. The Hurricanes are 10-1 when outrebounding their opponent. 

Individual Notes

-Davon Reed scored a game-high 11 points, connecting on 4-of-5 shots from the field in the first half. He finished the game with 17 points.

-Sheldon McClellan finished the game with 14 points.  

-McClellan has scored 10-or-more points in every game but three (vs. Butler, Charlotte, Princeton).

-Tonye Jekiri pulled down a team-best 11 rebounds. Jekiri has tallied 10-or-more rebounds in 10 games this season.

-Jekiri also tallied three blocks. Jekiri has three-or-more blocks in three games this season.

-Reed has hit three-or-more free throws in every game but five (vs. Utah, Florida, Syracuse, Virginia and Clemson).

-McClellan also has a steal in every game but two (vs. Charlotte and Princeton).

-Rodriguez has knocked down a 3-pointer in every game but four (La Salle, Syracuse, Florida State and Clemson).

-Ivan Cruz Uceda has knocked down at least one 3-pointer in every game except two, at Nebraska and vs. Florida, including seven-straight outings.

Canes as a Ranked team

Since the rebirth of basketball at UM in 1985-86 …

-Miami is 14-8 when ranked in the top 10 in at least one poll.

-Miami is 12-6 under Coach L when ranked in the top 10 in at least one poll.

-Miami is 2-4 in true road games when ranked in the top 10 in at least one poll.

Coach L Notes

-Head coach Jim Larrañaga has a 574-386 overall record in his 32nd season as a head coach. He is 104-52 in his fifth season at the University of Miami, with a 43-31 mark in ACC play.

-The Canes are 4-2 against Clemson under Coach L.