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Clemson falls to West Virginia 66-59

Clemson University men’s basketball led by as many as 10 points in the second half but would...
Clemson University men’s basketball led by as many as 10 points in the second half but would eventually fall to West Virginia 66-59 in the third-place game of the 2021 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic.(WMBF)
Published: Nov. 21, 2021 at 9:04 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WIS) - Clemson University men’s basketball led by as many as 10 points in the second half but would eventually fall to West Virginia 66-59 in the third-place game of the 2021 Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic.

The Tigers (4-2) were led by Al-Amir Dawes (Newark, N.J./The Patrick School) who finished with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, including 3-of-5 from deep. Dawes also tallied two steals and five defensive rebounds. PJ Hall (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) and Nick Honor (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland) netted 10 points apiece.

Naz Bohannon (Lorain, Ohio/Lorain) provided a spark off the Tiger bench with seven points, four assists and three rebounds. Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont) chipped in nine points and six boards.

Clemson led for 10:15 of the first half but would trail West Virginia 35-34 after the opening stanza. The Tigers would construct a crucial 15-4 run at the beginning of the second half to take a 49-39 lead with 14 minutes to go.

The Tigers fended off the Mountaineers (4-1) until a 10-0 run late in the game proved to be too much to overcome.

Clemson finished the game shooting 55.6 percent from the floor, but just 5-of-14 from three and 10-of-18 at the foul line.

The Tigers return to Littlejohn Coliseum on Friday, November 26 when it faces in-state for Charleston Southern at 2 p.m. The game will air on ACCNX.

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