For the second game in a row the Tigers came up short down the stretch falling 60-59 to Coastal Carolina Tuesday night at Littlejohn.
Andre Young led the Tigers with 20 points. Tanner Smith added nine and Milton Jennings eight.
Clemson finished the game shooting only 40 percent including 26 percent from three. Coastal Carolina shot 47 percent for the game and 44 percent from three.
Tanner Smith got the Tigers on the board with a running layup with 17:55 to go in the half. With 14:20 to go T.J. Sapp hit a three to put Clemson up 7-2. Coastal responded with a three to make the score 7-5. With 13:10 to go in the half Coastal Carolina tied the score.
Devin Booker slammed home a rebound with 13:41 to go to put the Tigers up 9-7.
With 8:44 Coastal took their first lead of the game 14-13 with a three. Milton Jenning hit a jumper to put Clemson back up 15-14.
With 5:50 to go Coastal took the lead again 19-17. Baciu responded with a basket for the Tigers. Andre Young followed with a layup to put the Tigers back out front.
With 4:05 to play Andre Young hit a three. Then with 3:51 to go Young was fouled going to the basket. Young hit both free throws to give the Tigers their biggest lead of the game 26-21. On the next possession T.J. Sapp dished to Booker inside for a dunk.
With 2:10 to go Young hit a three after a Tanner Smith block to put the Tigers up 33-21. Coastal finished the half on a 4-0 run to make the score 33-25.
Andre Young led the Tigers at the half with 14 points on 4-7 shooting including 2-5 from three. The Tigers shot 40 percent in the first half while holding Coastal Carolina to 33 percent. Clemson forced eight Coastal turnovers and turned those turnovers into 14 points.
Coastal Carolina started the second half on a 12-4 run to cut the Clemson lead to one. T.J. Sapp hit a layup with 13:50 to go to make the score 40-37. With 12:10 to go Coastal took the lead again 41-40. Andre Young responded with a running layup to put Clemson back in front.
With 8:47 to go Coastal hit two free throws to take their biggest lead of the game 45-42. Tanner Smith hit a shot to put the Tigers back up front 46-45. Devin Booker slammed the ball home after an inbounds pass from Tanner Smith to put Clemson up three. Milton Jennings hit a hook shot to put the Tigers up 50-46 with 5:10 to go. Coastal went on a 4-0 run to tie the score.
Andre Young hit a three with 4:05 to go to put Clemson back up three. Coastal responded with a basket to cut the lead to one. Devin Booker was fouled inside and hit one free throw to make the score 54-52.
Milton Jennings hit a running layup and was fouled but missed the free throw. With 2:30 to go Clemson led by four. Coastal nailed a three to cut the lead back to one. Tanner Smith hit a three to stretch the lead back to four.
Another three by Coastal as the shot clock winded down cut the lead back to one. With 7 seconds to go Coastal got a rebound after a missed shot and called a timeout. Coastal Carolina tapped in a rebound as the buzzer sounded to win 60-59.
Clemson moved to 2-2 on the season. The Tigers will play Furman Friday at 7:00.