Tigers Lose to Wake Forest in ACC Action

Clemson center PJ Hall (24) shoots against Wake Forest forward Davion Bradford (20) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Clemson Drops First ACC Contest at Wake Forest, 87-77

PJ Hall finished with 22 and eight, while Hunter Tyson recorded 10th double-double   

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Clemson University men’s basketball dropped its first ACC contest of the season on Tuesday night at Wake Forest, 87-77.

The Tigers (15-4, 7-1 ACC) were led by PJ Hall (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) and Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont). Hall finished with 22 points and eight rebounds, while Tyson recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

Chauncey Wiggins (Grayson, Ga./Grayson) turned in his best performance of the season. Wiggins finished with a season-high 10 points, four rebounds and three assists in a season-high 30 minutes.

Wiggins converted Clemson’s first four-point in the second half play since Alex Hemenway(Newburgh, Ind./Castle) on Dec. 14, 2021 against Miami (Oh.).

The Tigers got down early and trailed by 10 at the break. However, despite trailing by 15 in the second half, Clemson made a strong push and trailed by just six at 65-59 with 9:34 left. Clemson would get to within six once more at 77-71 with 2:07 remaining but could not overcome.

Clemson returns to the court on Saturday, Jan. 21 when it hosts Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

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