UNC Asheville falls on the road at Clemson, 83-52
Clemson, SC —
WLOS - The UNC Asheville Bulldogs took a four game win streak into hostile territory Sunday, as they visited ACC foe Clemson. The Bulldogs entered the game second in the country in three point percentage (47.3) but went cold from behind the arc in Littlejohn Coliseum, shooting 26.3% on the game. Nick McDevitt's squad also turned the ball over sixteen times, leading to nineteen Clemson points, en route to an 83-52 loss. "I thought our shot selection was poor," said McDevitt after the game. "It's just too many possessions where you're giving Clemson the chance to get out and play in transition, which is clearly where they are best."
The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead to open the game. The Tigers called a timeout less than two minutes into the game and calmed down to take a 36-26 lead into the half. Clemson then outscored UNCA 47-26 in the second frame to reach the final score. Ahmad Thomas led the Bulldogs with ten points and eleven rebounds, his third double-double of the season. No other UNCA player registered double digits in the loss.
UNCA dropped to 5-3 on the season while the Tigers improved to 7-1.
UNC Asheville concludes its four game swing through the upstate with a visit to Furman on Tuesday. They return to Kimmel Arena next Sunday to take on Milligan.