Clemson Basketball Creates Great Memory As New Year Begins

By Geoffrey Knox
Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports
Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports

It’s too early to say that the Florida State Seminoles were overrated. Much was expected of them as the season opened, and that was for good reason. With what they’ve accomplished recently and with three solid scorers at their core, they were expected to take the next step. With the amount of time that remains in the season, they can still get things turned around. However, as it stands now, they’ve lost three games and sit outside of the top 25.

On Saturday, Clemson Tigers fans were rewarded for something other than the fact their football team is undefeated and one win away from a national championship. The same excitement isn’t reserved for the basketball team for good reason, but in their second conference game of the season, they delivered the upset.

What’s understood is this probably won’t continue for many reasons. The ACC is loaded, and the Tigers only have two guys that are averaging double figures in scoring. 14 games into the season, the Tigers already have six losses. However, Clemson basketball fans can look fondly at the team’s 49-point second half, a 23-point outpouring by Jordan Roper, and an upset win by the team to even their conference record two games into the conference schedule.

The only sad thing about such a great moment is most of the country didn’t see it. It probably won’t have an effect on the rest of the season, and both the Clemson football and basketball programs are probably looking at a loss in their next game. Don’t expect the Tigers to defeat the Syracuse Orange, even if Jim Boeheim isn’t on the sideline.

Geoffrey Knox is a Writer for Follow on Twitter @gq_4_eva, “Like” on Facebook or add to your network on Google+ and Linkedin.

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