LOUISVILLE – Clemson University men’s basketball’s PJ Hall (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) finished with a career-high-tying 28 points on 12-of-21 shooting from the floor. Hall also led the team with eight rebounds.
The Tigers (19-8, 11-5 ACC) nearly overcame a 14-point second-half deficit, narrowing the Cardinals’ lead to just four on two occasions but couldn’t get over the hump.
Three Tigers in addition to Hall finished in double figures. Brevin Galloway (Anderson, S.C./Seneca), Chase Hunter (Atlanta, Ga./Westlake) and Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont) finished with 16, 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Clemson took the advantage in points in the paint (48-26) and points off turnovers (16-7) but the Cardinals finished 26-for-28 at the foul line and outscored the Tigers’ bench 14-0.
Clemson returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 22 when it hosts Syracuse. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. inside Littlejohn Coliseum and the game will air on ACCN.
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