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On Natty Eve, Clemson Basketball snags a top 25 win over #16 Louisville

Tigers move to 3-1 in ACC play with an upset in Greenville over the Cardinals

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After some early season struggles, Clemson looks to have hit their stride at the beginning of ACC play. The Tigers hosted the #16 Cardinals a day before the #1 Clemson football team's battle with #2 Alabama, and Brad Brownell's squad gave the orange and purple faithful something else to discuss besides the upcoming game with the Tide. Louisville jumped out to an 8-0 lead early in the second half, before the Tigers came storming back. A valiant rally by the Tigers gave Clemson a 31-25 going into half time. The Tigers were able to hold the Cards at arms' length for the remainder of the game and hold on for the victory despite a late Louisville rally. Jaron Blossomgame led the Tigers with 17 points on the day. Sidy Djittle came of the bench for a 9 point performance. Blossomgame also led the team with 3 blocks. Clemson will now be 10-6 on the year, and 3-1 in ACC play. Louisville falls to 13-3, and 2-1 in the conference. The Tigers will now turn their attention to the #14 Duke Blue Devils coming to the Well for a Wednesday night showdown. Duke enters the game after a Saturday domination of the Virginia Tech Hokies in Cameron Indoor Stadium, where the Dukies picked up the 82-58 win. Duke is 14-2 overall and 3-0 in the ACC. Their losses came to the then #2 (now #9) Kentucky Wildcats in Chicago and the Utah Utes in the friendly confines of Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game against the Devils will begin a murderers row for the Tigers. After the Devils, Clemson hosts #12 Miami, visits #4, and will then host #24 Pitt. Duke-Clemson will tip off at 7:00 Wednesday on ESPN2 in The Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC.