CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) _ K.C. Rivers scored 19 points and Clemson
rallied back to beat Miami 79-69 after squandering all of a
The Tigers (20-7, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won 20 games
for the second straight year and guaranteed themselves a nonlosing
ACC record for the first time in 11 years.
This milestone win didn't come easily.
Clemson was ahead 33-12 in the first half and still led 43-28
with about 18 minutes left. But, behind leading scorer Jack
McClinton, the Hurricanes (19-8, 6-7) used a 32-16 surge to get
back in it.
When McClinton swished a 3-pointer with 6:47 remaining, Miami
had its first and only lead of the game, 60-59. That's when Clemson
shook off its funk to regain control.
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