Brownell, Clemson Basketball Earn Second ACC Win

After thrilling wins early in ACC Play and disappointing cancellations, Clemson Basketball finally hit the hardwood to nab their second conference win of the season.
© Ken Ruinard / staff, The Greenville News via Imagn Content Services, LLC
Photo credit © Ken Ruinard / staff, The Greenville News via Imagn Content Services, LLC

It's no question Brad Brownell's Clemson Tigers team needed a win on the hardwood today against N.C. State in Raleigh, 70-65.

Tigers' forward PJ Hall finished with a team-high 20 points, with N.C State's Dereon Seabron tallied a game-high 27 points for the Wolfpack, outscoring his next highest teammate by 15 points and singlehandedly keeping the Wolfpack in range for most of the action.

Hall has been Clemson's headliner offensively early in the season and led the Tigers in the frontcourt today as they had a 44-20 advantage by points in the paint, separating the game in a juncture where most crucial team stats were close, if not tied.

N.C. State finished the outing with more bench points, points off turnovers, opponent turnovers forced on defense, as well as a six rebound advantage on the offensive glass. The Wolfpack wanted to play lightning-fast, and Clemson's slow-forming inside-out offense proved to be too much in the end.

The Tigers improve to 10-5 (2-2 ACC) while State drops to 8-8 (0-4 ACC), with Brownell and Clemson having all eyes focused on a trip to South Bend, Indiana, to face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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