CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University men’s basketball defeated Syracuse 91-73 on Wednesday night. The win marks Clemson’s 12th ACC win of the year – a new program record.
The Tigers (20-8, 12-5 ACC) recorded 28 assists – the most in the Brad Brownell Era and the most in an ACC contest this season league wide.
Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont) was one of five Tigers to score in double figures. Tyson posted 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds earning him his 13th double-double of the year. Tyson stretched the floor for the Tigers and connected on six 3-point field goals, tying his career high.
Chase Hunter (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) was an effective floor general tonight for the Tigers. Hunter scored 13 points and dished out a career-high 11 assists. That mark tied the most assists by a player under Brownell while at Clemson.
Ian Schieffelin (Loganville, Ga./Grayson), Brevin Galloway (Anderson, S.C./Seneca) and PJ Hall (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) all scored in double figures as well, adding 10, 15 and 16, respectively.
Schieffelin tied a career-high in assists with six and also grabbed eight boards. Galloway knocked down three from long range and added four boards. Hall continued his efficient play scoring on 8-of-11 field goal attempts.
Clemson used a 21-8 run in the first half to open up an 18-point lead. Leading by 13 at the break, the Tigers expanded their lead to a game-high 25 points with just over six minutes left and cruised to the 18-point win.
The Tigers travel to NC State to take on the Wolfpack on Saturday. The game is slated to tip off at 12 p.m. and will air on RSN.
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Notes: Clemson improved to 20-8 with the win over Syracuse … the Tigers improved to 12-5 in the ACC … Clemson won its 12th game of the conference schedule, setting a new program record for wins in league play (previous was 11 in 1951-52 SoCon; 11 in 2017-18 ACC) … the Tigers’ 28 assists were the most by a Clemson team in the Brad Brownell Era … it was also the most by an ACC team in the league this season … Chase Hunter finished with his first career double-double with 13 points and 11 assists … the 11 assists were a career-best and it also tied for the most in a game under Brownell … Hunter Tyson recorded his 13th double-double of the season and 14th of his career … Tyson finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds … he is one double-double away from cracking the Clemson top 10 for double-doubles in a season … Tyson played in his 134th career game, tying the Clemson program record with Cliff Hammonds, K.C. Rivers, Trevor Booker and Devin Booker … Clemson’s 14 made 3-pointers is tied for the eighth-most in a single game in program history.
Chase Hunter, Hunter Tyson and Ian Schieffelin
Head Coach Brad Brownell