Brad Brownell's Tigers battled hard in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night, but would ultimately come up short, falling on the road to Syracuse 91-78.
The loss is Clemson's third straight, and fourth in the past five games, and drops the Tigers to 10-8 overall and 2-5 in ACC play. The Orange improves to 9-9 overall and 3-4 in league play.
The Tigers pulled to with 78-72 with 3:42 to play on a layup by David Collins, but Buddy Boheim would answer right back for Syracuse, stretching the lead back to eight points and Clemson would get no closer.
PJ Hall recorded a double-double for the Tigers, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. David Collins also had 18 points on the night, with Chase Hunter adding 11.
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Key Play: Jesse Edwards dunk with 2:38 left put Syracuse up by 10, giving the Ornage all the momentum late and killing any chance Clemson had of coming back.
Player of the Game: Clemson had no answer for Boheim, as the senior guard scored 25 points, hitting 9-19 from the floor and 4-9 from beyond the arc.
Stat of the Game: The Tigers shot just 8-27 (29.6%) from behind the 3-point line against the Syracuse zone. Clemson came in shooting 38% from beyond the arc.
Up Next: Clemson will return home for a Saturday evening matchup with ACC foe Pitt. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m in Littlejohn Coliseum.
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