Clemson’s Upset Bid Falls Short as No. 3 Miami Prevails 45-43

Clemson’s bid for an upset fell short on Sunday as the No.3 ranked Miami Hurricanes escaped with a 45-43 victory and a perfect 12-0 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers held a 42-38 lead after Jordan Roper’s coast-to-coast layup with just under two minutes left, but were outscored 7-1 to end the game. Miami improved to 21-3 overall and 7-0 on the road in the ACC, while Clemson dropped to 13-12 (5-8 in the ACC). Kenny Kadji made the go-ahead three-point shot with 34.7 seconds left, and Miami tacked on a free throw with 8.6 ticks to go. Clemson had the ball with a chance to tie, but the Tigers missed two attempts in close as time expired.