Thu. Feb 9th, 2023

CLEMSON, S.C. – Virginia Tech was moments away from snapping a forgettable skid in ACC play, however Clemson’s Hunter Tyson nailed a 3-pointer with 10.8 seconds remaining to offer the Tigers a 51-50 win.

In a second half that was something however a scoring clinic for the Hokies, they discovered themselves in management down the stretch. Nevertheless, Clemson drew up an in-bounds play that gave Tyson a superb search for three that he hit late. The Hokies had 10 seconds to reply – hoping to carry again the magic they discovered within the ACC Match final March. Sadly for Tech, Hunter Cattoor’s shot from deep failed to attach.

The Hokies had two gamers rating in double figures, led by Grant Basile, who had 13 factors and eight rebounds. Lynn Kidd added 10 factors from the bench and Sean Pedulla added seven factors, seven rebounds and 4 steals.

Virginia Tech compelled 17 Clemson turnovers, whereas committing 14 themselves in Saturday’s recreation. The Hokies turned these takeaways into 18 factors on the offensive finish of the ground. Pedulla’s 4 steals led the way in which for Virginia Tech.

How It Occurred

The Hokies struggled early to make pictures fall, particularly beginning 0-4 from past the arc. Regardless of its struggles, Tech by no means allowed Clemson’s result in exceed six factors. 4 totally different Hokies had been in a position to hit pictures from deep by the tip of the primary half. Within the closing 7:57 of the primary half, the Tigers went 0-8 from the sphere whereas the Hokies snuck in an 8-0 run to seize the lead going into the break.

Tech spent a lot of the second half making an attempt to get attractiveness to fall and opened the interval a lackluster 2-18 from the sphere. Clemson proceeded to take a 44-39 lead earlier than Virginia Tech went on an 8-0 run, completed off by Hunter Cattoor’s three, to grab a 47-44 lead with 2:47 to go within the contest. Clemson re-asserted management, outscoring the Hokies 7-3 the remainder of the way in which handy Virginia Tech the 51-50 loss. 

Sport Notes

» The Hokies held the Tigers to taking pictures solely 16.7-percent from deep.
» Tech’s 19 factors within the second half are the least since scoring 11 within the first half in opposition to Virginia on Feb. 26, 2020.
» The Virginia Tech bench got here alive by including 16 factors to its scoring output.
» Sean Pedulla had a profession excessive 4 steals.
» The Virginia Tech protection compelled 17 turnovers.
» Grant Basile led the Hokies with 13 factors and eight rebounds.

Gallery: (1-21-2023) MBB: at Clemson


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