NCAAB Game Recap - Louisville at Clemson
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:00 PM EST

WVU
59
Baylor
70
F
Gonz
89
Pepp
77
F
Okla
70
Kansas
87
F
Lou
62
Clem
77
F
Dayt
71
UMass
63
F
ND
60
Duke
94
F
Syr
77
FlaSt
80
F
MD
67
MSU
60
F
Seton
71
Prov
74
F
Aub
73
Mizzu
85
F
Miss
62
KY
67
F
NW
61
PSU
77
F
Colora
69
OrSt
47
F
GTown
73
Butl
66
F
Hou
72
SMU
73
F(OT)
Ill
57
Rut
72
F
DeP
64
Crei
93
F
TxTch
70
OkSt
73
F
LSU
82
Alab
88
F
Tuls
56
SoFL
48
F
StJos
55
URI
73
F
Purd
52
OhSt
68
F
Charl
51
NE
65
F
MisSt
78
Ark
77
F
ETSU
72
VMI
67
F
FaDi
72
RobM
71
F
UNH
59
UMBC
65
F
Ohio
72
Kent
87
F
Clev
67
Detr
66
F(OT)
Samf
74
Citad
62
F
BGSU
77
Ball
71
F
Leh
66
Army
79
F
FlaAM
97
DelSt
95
F(2OT)
Wake
54
Mia-FL
71
F
Tex
52
IaSt
81
F
SJSU
86
AF
95
F
Brad
69
SIU
67
F
OlDom
47
N TX
64
F
Bingha
48
Vermt
76
F
UMassL
74
Hartfo
67
F
CoCar
80
GASt
92
F
Amer
68
Buck
72
F
Lafy
72
HolyC
62
F
Wisc
81
Nebras
64
F
LaSal
69
StLou
84
F
W MI
51
E MI
69
F
ArkLR
65
TexAr
76
F
W Ky
77
TexSA
73
F(OT)
ArkSt
64
TxSt
69
F
FlInt
67
SoMis
75
F
Charl
54
Rice
70
F
UAB
79
MidTN
66
F
FlAtl
68
LaTec
81
F
HBU
69
Lamar
79
F
YSU
64
Oakl
72
F
UGA
69
TexAM
74
F
NIU
60
MiaO
65
F
Bry
70
CenCT
75
F
StFPA
70
MtStM
55
F
ColSt
77
Wyo
70
F
Marsh
71
UTEP
61
F
ULMo
49
SthAL
50
F
Wagn
59
(N/A)
68
F
Del
77
W&M
81
F
KennSt
42
Stetsn
59
F
VACom
59
Rich
77
F
Boston
77
Navy
54
F
UNCW
64
Hof
78
F
App
62
GaSo
57
F
Chat
53
Furm
58
F
Drex
70
Elon
75
F
BethC
58
MD-ES
66
F
Winth
89
Presb
88
F
McNee
79
NWSt
84
F
SeLA
71
Nich
81
F
GrgWas
73
GMas
67
F
AbCh
78
TXAMC
64
F
CenAR
67
SamH
82
F
ChaSo
75
UNCA
79
F
UNCG
67
Mercer
55
F
SacHr
80
LongI
72
F
Radf
73
Campbl
60
F
E KY
85
APSU
93
F
FlGlf
54
Lipsco
64
F
KansSt
57
TCU
68
F
N AL
67
NFla
80
F
LoyMa
65
SCla
59
F
E IL
79
TN-M
80
F(OT)
SIU-E
71
SEMO
75
F
MorSt
57
Murr
85
F
Copp
66
SCSt
70
F
S UT
69
NoAZ
82
F
UtVal
82
NMSt
84
F
UNLV
78
NM
73
F
Hamp
68
Longw
76
F
Pitt
57
VaTec
67
F
Tenn
61
SCar
63
F
Brown
54
Princ
73
F
Yale
61
Penn
69
F
JacSt
84
Belm
101
F
MsVl
88
Alc
92
F(OT)
Gram
69
PVAM
75
F
Morg
57
Norf
62
F
AlaAM
58
AlSt
61
F
ArkPB
49
South
73
F
WCU
80
Woff
74
F
UCRiv
63
LongB
65
F(OT)
WIGB
94
WIMil
90
F
ULLa
81
Troy
77
F
Valpa
65
IlSt
62
F
USC-Up
54
HiPt
62
F
NJIT
49
Lib
62
F
Colum
73
Harv
77
F(2OT)
Corn
53
Dart
75
F
InWor
67
NOrl
66
F
CSNor
98
UCDav
110
F
WaSt
51
USC
70
F
Pacif
63
StMar
71
F
Web
63
MTSt
77
F
ChiSt
47
GrCan
71
F
N DA
86
W IL
83
F(OT)
Seatt
72
TexPA
79
F
SDak
80
Oral
94
F
NrthIA
73
LoyIL
82
F(OT)
UVA
64
UNC
62
F
Tows
63
JMU
48
F
Vand
66
Fla
84
F
CAPoly
101
CS-Ful
105
F(4OT)
IdaSt
63
Mont
78
F
TNTec
55
TNSt
70
F
JackSt
74
TXSo
77
F
UMKC
59
CSBak
53
F
Wash
57
UCLA
67
F
BYU
72
USD
71
F
UtSt
71
Fres
59
F
E WA
89
PorSt
81
F
N CO
68
Sac
65
F
Ariz
69
Stan
60
F
UCIrv
70
HI
63
F

Feb 15, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

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(5) Louisville (21-5)

14

48

62

Clemson (13-12)

31

46

77

Clemson, Newman surprise No. 5 Louisville with 77-62 win
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:57 PM

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson's John Newman III had one goal against No. 5 Louisville - stay aggressive.

That resolve brought the Tigers a stunning 77-62 upset win over the Cardinals - and another major moment in what's been an up-and-down season.

Newman had a career-high 23 points as Clemson beat its second AP top-five opponent this year - something it hadn't done since the 1975-76 season.

“It's just crazy for real," Newman said.

“People that know me just tell me to stay aggressive because sometimes I'm passive," he continued. “My coaches, my teammates they believe in me."

Newman made seven of nine shots and went 7 of 7 from the foul line as Louisville (21-5, 12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) desperately tried to come back by sending the Tigers to the foul line down the stretch.

Newman hadn't cracked double-figure points in more than a month, his last time coming when he scored 14 in the 79-72 upset over then-third-ranked Duke.

It's no coincidence that when Newman is active and engaged, the Tigers (13-12, 7-8) are a more dangerous team, Clemson coach Brad Brownell said.

“When we get multiple guys playing well, we're just a different team," Brownell said.

That's especially true on defense, where Clemson locked up Louisville in the first half and ACC leading scorer Jordan Nwora throughout.

The Cardinals missed 15 of their last 16 shots of the opening period, their 14 points their lowest first-half output this season.

Nwora ended with five points and one basket that came with Louisville already trailing by double digits.

It was only the second time this season the Cardinals lost consecutive games.

“This week wasn't a good week for us," Louisville coach Chris Mack said.

Louisville did cut a 21-point lead to 44-34 on Dwayne Sutton's jumper with 9:49 left. That's when Clemson took off on an 11-2 run to put the Cardinals in a hole they could not climb out of.

Tevin Mack's basket started Clemson's clinching surge, then Aamir Simms, Newman and Alex Hemenway added 3s to restore the large lead.

Fans rushed the court when the final buzzer sounded, surrounding players and cheering Clemson's victory.

Mack finished with 14 points and Simms 13 for the Tigers.

Clemson's Brownell was disappointed with his team's defensive play in an 80-62 loss at Louisville last month. He have few complaints in the rematch as the Tigers swarmed Louisville and Nwora throughout.

Nwora's only basket was a 3-pointer with 1:52 to play that drew his team within 11 points, as close as they'd come down the stretch.

The slump dropped Louisville out of first in the ACC after No. 7 Duke topped Notre Dame on Saturday to improve to 12-2 in the league.

Nwora had a season-low two points (he shot 1 of 6 from the field) in the loss at Georgia Tech and Chris Mack gave freshman Samuell Williamson his first start of the season.

But even when Nwora returned, it didn't help the Cardinals much in the opening half as they struggled to penetrate Clemson's defense.

Louisville made only five of its 32 field-goal attempts the first 20 minutes.

The Tigers, who have often struggled to make shots this year, had no such trouble early on. They made their first five attempts (including 3-pointers by Johnny Newman and Mack) to take a 12-5 lead that they increased to 17 points by halftime.

Sutton led Louisville with 18 points.

Mack didn't have an answer to why his team is struggling.

“The teams we're playing are too together and we're not right now," he said. “It's unfortunate, but it happens sometimes and my job is to keep our team on course and get better."

THE BIG PICTURE

Louisville: The Cardinals and Nwora have hit a cold patch at a dangerous time in the season. Louisville was listed as a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament projections earlier this month and could see that slide unless they turn things around.

Clemson: What to make of the Tigers this season? They've won games against top-five opponents Duke and Louisville, yet are squarely in the middle of the ACC pack because of their inconsistency. If Clemson can play as solidly as they did against the Cardinals, they might surprise another ACC contender or two down the stretch.

DEATH VALLEY DAYS

Clemson's Brownell said the loud, sellout crowd energized his players' defensive effort, just like the Tigers' football teams are pumped up - and opponents unnerved - when the Death Valley crowd screams on opposing offensive series. “If it gets to third down, it's just insane," Brownell said. “When our crowd does that here, it energizes our team.”

GROUND HOG DAY

Actor Bill Murray attended the game, the Charleston resident up to see son Luke Murray, a Louisville assistant coach. The elder Murray has watched sports in the Palmetto State before, often attending college baseball and basketball in Charleston.

UP NEXT

Louisville returns home to play Syracuse on Wednesday night.

Clemson plays at Boston College next Saturday night.

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Leaders

Louisville PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Williamson 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Sutton 18 0 0 7 0 1
Clemson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Scott 0 0 0 1 0 0
H. Tyson 0 0 0 1 0 1

Team Comparison

Lou Clem
Points For 62 77
Field Goals 24/69-35% 25/49-51%
Three Pointers 6/27-22% 9/23-39%
Free Throws 8/12-67% 18/23-78%
Offensive Rebounds 14 2
Defensive Rebounds 25 32
Rebounds 44 37
Blocks 2 4
Steals 2 5
Turnovers 7 8
Personal Fouls 19 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 25 Clem 62 @ Lou 80 H. Tyson 4 A. Igiehon 2
Sat Feb 15 Lou 62 @ Clem 77 S. Enoch 3 T. Jemison 2

Game Information

Stadium: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina
Attendance: 9,146
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