Four days after one of their worst performances of the season in a loss at Louisville, the Tigers dominated from the start and never trailed in earning their 20th win of the season and school record 12th ACC win of the season.
Coming in at No. 82 in the NET Rankings and their NCAA Tournament hopes on life support, the Tigers put all 5 starters in double-figures, led by Hunter Tyson’s 29 points and 10 rebounds.
P.J. Hall chipped in 16, Brevin Galloway 15, Chase Hunter 14 and Ian Schieffelin 10.
The Tigers dominated from the first possession which involved 3 Tiger offensive rebounds before Chase Hunter nailed the first of his four three-pointers on the night as the Tigers jumped out to an early 13-3 lead before the game settled in.
Clemson had 12 offensive rebounds and only committed 7 turnovers on the season and led by as many as 25 at one point.
Over half of the Tigers shots from the field were 3s (36 of 65) as the Tigers shot 38.9% from three-point range and 69% from two (20 of 29).
Clemson dished out an amazing 28 assists, including 11 from Chase Hunter and 6 from Schieffelin.
Tyson finished 10 of 16 from the field, including 6 of 12 from three point range, while P.J. Hall was 8 for 11 from the field, including 8 of 9 from two point range and had a couple of monstrous dunks.
In a weird anomaly, the Tigers had one of their worst free thrown shooting nights of the season, going only 9 for 15 and Syracuse actually shot more free throws than the Tigers.
Clemson Men’s Basketball faces a two game road trip that will likely define their season
Up next, Clemson faces a two game road trip that will likely define their season, traveling to Raleigh Saturday for a rematch of a game the Tigers won by 14 on December 30th, before heading to Charlottesville for a matchup with the Cavaliers on Tuesday.