Hurricanes blow out Tigers in regular-season finale

With a tie game at halftime, Clemson suffered an offensive drought to start the second half Saturday in a 62-49 loss to Miami at the BankUnited Center. With the win, the Hurricanes won the ACC regular season title outright – their first since joining the league in 2004-05.

The loss gave Clemson a final regular season record of 13-17, 5-13 in the ACC. The Tigers’ seed and opponent for next week’s ACC Tournament will be announced Sunday by the conference office.

Jordan Roper led the Tigers with 12 points, his second double-figure effort against the ‘Canes. He did not score after the first media timeout, however. Devin Booker, who did not score in the first half, added 11 to reach double figures a 15th time in 18 ACC games. Kenny Kadji, one of five Miami seniors honored before the game, led the Hurricanes with 23 points and made 4-of-6 from three-point range.

Clemson struggled offensively, shooting just a .400 (18-for-45) figure for the game. For a fourth straight game, Clemson shot less than 30 percent from three, making just .231 (3-for-13). The Tigers were out-rebounded by a -12 margin, but won the turnover battle with only 10 to Miami’s 14. The Hurricanes shot just .422 overall (19-for-45), but made nine of 21 (.429) from deep.

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