Tuesday, March 4, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Rod Hall scored 14 points and had six assists to lead Clemson to a 58-54 win over Miami on Tuesday night.
With the win, the Tigers (19-10, 10-7 Atlantic Coast) can clinch the fifth seed in the ACC tournament with a win Saturday over Pittsburgh. Clemson was picked to finish 14th in the league before the season started. The Tigers can also win 11 league games for the first time in 61 ACC seasons.
The Tigers, the second best free throw shooting team in the league, missed back-to-back 1-in-1s in the final minute. But Landry Nnoko blocked a shot that could have pulled the Hurricanes within two and Jaron Blossomgame pulled down an offensive rebound on Harrison's miss to let the Tigers hold on.
Rion Brown led Miami (15-15, 6-11) with 21 points. The Hurricanes will likely need a win Saturday over Wake Forest to get an ACC tournament bye.
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