BOX SCORE: SMU 65 Clemson 59
Rod Hall delivered a terrific performance in the final game of his junior season,
his 98th in a Clemson uniform.
The Augusta, Ga., native posted 18 points, made a
career-high 3-of-4 from long range and made all seven of his attempts at the free
K.J. McDaniels (11), Damarcus Harrison (10) and Landry Nnoko (10) added
double figures for the Tigers. McDaniels blocked three shots to finish with an even
100 this season, one of only three players in Clemson history that can make that
The Tigers shot 56 percent in the second half, but just 24 percent in the final 20
minutes. Clemson made seven of its first 10 three-point attempts, but struggled to
one of its final 10 on the night. The smaller Tigers suffered a -10 margin on the
boards. SMU dominated the action in the paint, 30-18.
SMU post player Markus Kennedy led the Mustangs with a 21-point, nine-rebound
effort. The Mustangs shot just 37 percent in the opening frame, but 59 percent after
Clemson falls to SMU
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