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No. 8 Hurricanes blow 2nd-half lead in upset loss to Clemson

Tigers have won 5 straight

Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga is upset after a play in crunch time during Saturday's loss to Clemson.
Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga is upset after a play in crunch time during Saturday's loss to Clemson.


Greenville, S.C. – Jaron Blossomgame scored 25 points and Clemson defeated a third straight ranked opponent for the first time in program history with a 76-65 victory over No. 8 Miami on Saturday.

The Tigers (12-6, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won five straight overall, a run that includes a win at Syracuse and home victories over No. 21 Louisville, No. 9 Duke and the Hurricanes (13-3, 2-2), who dropped their second straight.

The Tigers looked like their tank may have run out as Miami opened a 57-51 lead with about 7 minutes left. That's when Clemson went on a 25-8 run to end the game and continue its stunning ACC start.

Davon Reed led Miami with 17 points while high-scoring point guard Angel Rodriguez was held to three points on 1-of-7 shooting.

Jordan Roper scored 18 points for the Tigers, who hadn't beaten three ranked teams in a season since 1998.