On Thursday, the Clemson Women’s Basketball team came up just short in Coral Gables, Florida, falling to the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 59-54.
Clemson led 18-15 after the first quarter, but Miami started the second quarter on an 11-0 run and dominated the Tigers by a 23-11 score in the quarter by the half, providing the Canes a 38-29 halftime advantage.
Clemson made a run coming out of the half and cut the lead to 3 in the first 50 seconds of the third quarter, but were outscored 13-7 for the balance of the quarter and were no closer than they were at the half as the final stanza began.
Miami opened the lead up to as much as 12, before a Tiger rally and two Brie Perpignan free throws with 51 seconds to go made it a 4-point game at 58-54, but that’s as close as the Tigers got.
Daisha Bradford led the Tigers with 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting, including 4 of 6 from three-point range, while Amari Robinson chipped in 12.
Hannah Hank and Ale’Jah Douglas each grabbed four rebounds to lead Clemson and the Tigers actually outrebounded the Canes, 28-26 for the game.
Clemson struggled shooting the ball, hitting only 39.6% from the field, 36.8% from three and 60% of their 15 free throws.
Clemson Women’s Basketball falls to 14-14 on the season
Clemson falls to 14-14 on the season and 5-11 in the ACC, while Miami improved to 17-9 and 10-5 in the ACC.
The Tigers are off until next Thursday when they host Virginia in Littlejohn Coliseum, before wrapping up the regular season next Sunday afternoon hosting the Florida State Seminoles.
The Women’s Basketball ACC Tournament begins on March 1 and runs through March 6 and will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Seeds 10 and lower will play on the opening day of the ACC Tournament and the Tigers are currently 11th in the conference.
If the standings stay the way they are currently, Clemson would face No. 14 seed Boston College on March 1 in the first round.