Mar 13, 2014; Greensboro, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers forward Jaron Blossomgame (5) celebrates their 69-65 overtime victory against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the second round of the ACC college basketball tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

NIT 2014: Clemson defeats Belmont to advance to semifinal, 73-68


The Clemson Tigers are headed to New York City for the semifinals of the 2014 Men’s NIT as they were able to defeat the Belmont Bruins on Tuesday night by a final score of 73-68.

Once again for the Tigers, K.J. McDaniels led the way in the win, finishing up the night with 16 points and six rebounds, while Damarcus Harrison also dropped in 16 points and added in four boards as the Tigers will continue to play on in the postseason.

Clemson controlled things throughout this one for the most part, taking a six-point lead into the half at 37-31. They came out in the second half with just as much energy as the first, and the rest is history from there.

You could see in the ACC Tournament with the way this team fought against the Duke Blue Devils that there was special basketball just waiting to come out in this group, and it’s beginning to shine through here in the NIT as they’ve now put themselves in position to finish the season with some hardware.

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  • Paul Chenoweth

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