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Feb 02, 2019

Clemson Faces Defeat Against No. 3 Louisville

CLEMSON, S.C. — The Clemson Tigers (14-8, 5-4) suffered 76-44 setback against the No. 3 Louisville Cardinals (21-1, 8-1) on Saturday afternoon in Littlejohn Coliseum.

Prior to tipoff, several Clemson women’s teams hosted local kids for a pregame clinic in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Full coverage from the event may be found at ClemsonTigers.com/ngwsd.

THE STATS

Senior Aliyah Collier matched her season-high with 13 rebounds (3 offensive, 10 defensive) to move into seventh place in program history for career offensive rebounds (244). Forward Kobi Thornton was the leading scorer for the Tigers with nine points on 4-of-8 shooting.

Overall, Clemson utilized a well-balanced scoring attack as nine different players tallied a point on the afternoon. The Tiger bench accounted for 15 of Clemson’s 44 points.

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“This was a great opportunity for us to get better, but we’ve got to move on to the next one,” said head coach Amanda Butler. "February’s huge for teams with postseason aspirations so we want to improve a little bit every single day.”

THE RECAP

After trailing 20-10 through one, the Tigers went on a 13-2 run to pull within one point of the Cardinals midway through the second. In a game of runs, the ACC matchup was ultimately decided by an 11-0 third-quarter run by the Cardinals to stretch the lead to 21. A 24-point fourth quarter for the visitors capped the Louisville win.

GAME SELECTS

Photos by Lawton Hilliard

THE NEXT

Next up for the Tigers is a road test against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-11, 1-7) in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Thursday, Feb. 7. The opening tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will air on RSN.

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