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Clemson shot 56.7% from two-point range and hit just enough 3s (4/14, 28.6%) to defeat Miami 58-54 Tuesday night to move to 19-10 overall and 10-7 in the ACC.
Those averages means Clemson averaged 1.13 points per 2 and 0.86 points per 3 against Miami. The Tigers are now 16 for 72 (22.2%) shooting 3′s in their last 4 games, an average of 0.67 points per 3 point shot.
Clemson ended up at 70.6% from the line, but was shaky in the closing minutes, making just enough to salt away the win, but dipped under the 70% mark for the last 5 games and are trending down in free throws.
Free throws are important for a team that finds themselves in close games seemingly each time out and is something to keep an eye on.
I’m not sure if it was Maryland shooting, Clemson defense or a combination of both, but the Tigers held Maryland to 0.89 points per possession and as I tweeted out yesterday having that number below 1 means the Tigers almost always win.
— Seldom Used Reserve (@seldomusedrsrv) March 2, 2014
Seventeen of 18 are pretty good odds (94.4%), so this a metric to keep an eye on moving forward.
The Tigers weren’t exactly on fire themselves, shooting 44% from 2 point range and a dismal 15% from 3 point land and the free throw shooting has become iffy over the last two games – 5 of 13 at Wake (38.5%) and 24-35 (68.6%) in Littlejohn yesterday, meaning that over the last two games (48 attempts) the Tigers are at 60.4% from the line.