Tigers Beat Seton Hall

Tigers Beat Seton Hall

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Tigers Beat Seton Hall

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The Tigers defeated Seton Hall 64-58 Monday night to take third place in the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands. 

Devin Booker hit one of two free throws in the final seconds to send the game to overtime.

Demontez Stitt led the Tigers with 15 points while Devin Booker added 14.  Booker also pulled down eight rebounds.  Tanner Smith was also in double figures with ten points.  Smith hit a number of critical free throws down the stretch in overtime.

Clemson was cold from the field for most of the game.  The Tigers shot 29 percent from the field including 21 percent from three.  The Tigers were 68 percent from three.

Coach Brownell’s defense smothered Seton Hall most of the night.  The Hall shot 38 percent from the field and only 10 percent from three.

Clemson held a 26-19 lead at the half.   Seton Hall went on a 11-4 run to start the second half and tied the game at 30 with 13:31 to go in the game. 

The Tigers ran out to a 41-36 lead with 7:04 remaining.  The lead went back and forth for the rest of regulation.  Devin Booker was fould with 3 seconds to go in the game.  He missed the first free throw but made the second to send the game to overtime.

Clemson ran out to a six point lead in the first two minues of overtime and never looked back. 

The Tigers moved to 4-1 on the season.

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