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Syracuse Orange (13-4, 4-0) at Clemson Tigers (9-8, 1-3) GameThread

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The Syracuse Orange (13-4, 4-0) makes their first appearance in Littlejohn Coliseum since a 2007 NIT quarterfinal when they play the Clemson Tigers (9-8, 1-3). at 4:00 p.m.

The game will be televised on The ACC Network and ESPN3.


Clemson owns a slim, 2-1 edge in all-time pairings with the Orange. Syracuse lost the first meeting in 1960-61, 78-67, and the NIT game in 2006-07, 74-70. The Orange won the first contest between the two programs as ACC members last season, 57-44.

The Tigers have had a tough schedule in the ACC with losses coming to North Carolina, Louisville and Virginia. Clemson’s lone conference win came at Pittsburgh. Redshirt sophomore forward Jaron Blossomgame leads the team in scoring (13.7 PPG) and rebounding (8.3 RPG). Senior guard Demarcus Harrison is also averaging 10.4 PPG.