CLEM Clemson Tigers 53
Clemson Tigers Clemson Overall (10-5)
ATS (2-7-1)
O/U (6-4)
January 09 2019
- ESPN CE
SYR Syracuse Orange 61
Syracuse Orange Syracuse Overall (11-4)
ATS (7-7)
O/U (5-9)
Final
Money Line Total: 131½ Spread ATS
12
815 Clemson Tigers +140 Under -110 (+3) -110 UNDER: 114
2231
816 Syracuse Orange -160 Over -110 (-3) -110 Cover: 5
3031
Final
Money Line Total: 131½ Spread ATS
815 CLEM +140 Under: -110 (+3) -110 UNDER: 114
816 SYR -160 Over: -110 (-3) -110 Cover: 5
Line Movement
Money Line
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Money Line
1/9/2019
5:21 PM
SYR
-160
CLEM
+140
1/9/2019
2:27 PM
SYR
-160
CLEM
+140
1/9/2019
1:48 PM
SYR
-160
CLEM
+140
1/9/2019
12:15 PM
SYR
-160
CLEM
+140
1/9/2019
9:54 AM
SYR
-160
CLEM
+140
1/9/2019
8:48 AM
SYR
-160
CLEM
+140
1/9/2019
8:45 AM
SYR
-160
CLEM
+140
1/9/2019
8:36 AM
SYR
-175
CLEM
+155
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/9/2019
5:21 PM
SYR(-3)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
2:27 PM
SYR(-3)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
1:48 PM
SYR(-3)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
12:15 PM
SYR(-3)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
9:54 AM
SYR(-3)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
8:48 AM
SYR(-3)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
8:45 AM
SYR(-3)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
8:36 AM
SYR(-4)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
7:00 AM
SYR(-4)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
12:09 AM
SYR(-4.5)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/8/2019
7:30 PM
SYR(-5)
-110
CLEM
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/9/2019
5:21 PM
131½
-110
131½
-110
1/9/2019
2:27 PM
130½
-110
130½
-110
1/9/2019
1:48 PM
130
-110
130
-110
1/9/2019
12:15 PM
131
-110
131
-110
1/9/2019
9:54 AM
132½
-110
132½
-110
1/9/2019
8:48 AM
131
-110
131
-110
Recap

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — On a night when Syracuse's trademark zone defense was effective against Clemson, coach Jim Boeheim's lesser-known press helped the Orange to their fourth straight win.

Elijah Hughes had 14 points to lead four Syracuse players in double figures and the Syracuse beat Clemson 61-53 Wednesday night, holding the Tigers to a season-low in scoring.

Tyus Battle and Frank Howard scored 12 points apiece and Marek Dolezaj chipped in with a season-high 10 for Syracuse (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which scored 20 points off 17 turnovers by the Tigers (10-5, 0-2 ACC).

"No one had a huge night, but we were all just being aggressive and looking for our shot, trying to make something happen on the offensive end," Battle said. "That's how we have to play."

Marcquise Reed topped Clemson with 16 points and Elijah Thomas had 13 before fouling out late.

"Certainly, both teams didn't shoot well and we obviously had some trouble with the zone," Clemson coach Brad Brownell said.

Syracuse changed out of its zone with a 34-28 lead and pressed for a just a few minutes, forcing the Tigers into two turnovers and allowing Syracuse to extend its lead.

"The press threw us off a little bit," Brownell said. "We did practice against it for two days, but I thought our guys just weren't quite 100 percent alert. They (Syracuse) did a nice job mixing it in today for just a couple of possessions, which I think is smart. We broke it once. Maybe it would've helped us if they kept on pressing."

Boeheim said using the press as part of his defense's arsenal to change things up can work wonders.

"The press can help you or hurt you," he said. "We're trying to use it where we can, when we can, and if it works we'll stick with it. I think the press served its purpose."

The Tigers shot just 36 percent for the game and 5 of 20 from beyond the arc. Syracuse hit 42 percent from the field but just 7 of 22 in the final 20 minutes, and was 6 of 26 from 3 for the game. Oshae Brissett and Battle were a combined 0 of 10 from 3.

"All in all, it was pretty much of an ugly game," Brownell said. "They just outplayed us a little bit tonight."

The Tigers pulled to within six at 34-28 on consecutive 3s by Clyde Trapp and Reed, but Syracuse went on its 10-4 press-inspired spurt to take a 44-32 lead with 11:39 to go.

"We were just real aggressive and locked in on defense," Hughes said. "They have a lot of guys who can shoot outside and a real force down low, so we knew we had to lock in. Yeah, the press rattled hem a little bit. That's what we wanted. We got a few easy buckets and that really got us going."

A foul shot by Bourama Sidibe gave Syracuse its largest lead of the second half at 54-40, but Clemson scored eight straight points, seven by Reed, to close within 54-48 with 4:45 left.

Two foul shots by Reed kept the margin at six, but a key turnaround jumper by Brissett gave Syracuse a 58-50 margin with 2:39 to go. Clemson missed three consecutive shots, including a layup by Reed off a pretty give-and-go.

Syracuse led 30-22 at halftime, Clemson's lowest first-half point total for the season.

MR. CONSISTENCY

Hughes has scored at least 14 points in all but two games this season and between 14 and 17 points 10 times for the Orange.

HOLDING HIS OWN

At 6-foot-10 and 180 pounds dripping wet, Marek Dolezaj is better suited to the perimeter than at center, but he's been doing an admirable job since being inserted into the starting lineup. In addition to his 10 points, Dolezaj had four rebounds and four assists. His passing ability helps open the floor.

IN THE DOGHOUSE?

Boeheim kept center Paschal Chukwu glued to the bench Wednesday. Boeheim said Chukwu isn't hurt but offered little else as to why the former starter didn't see the floor.

ROUNDING INTO ACTION

While Reed led Clemson with 16 points, Brownell said his star guard still lacked "pop" in his second game back after sitting out three games with a knee injury.

BIG PICTURE

Clemson: The Tigers have very little margin for error after starting conference play with consecutive losses. With a matchup Saturday against No. 4 Virginia, a slot in the NCAA Tournament could be a pipe dream.

Syracuse: The Orange are off to a perfect start in conference play after losing four times in the first two months of the season. Padding the resume is all-important going forward, and in the next three weeks the Orange play three ranked teams — Duke, Virginia Tech and Florida State, with only the Seminoles at home.

UP NEXT

Clemson's challenging start to the ACC schedule continues Saturday when the Tigers host No. 4 Virginia.

The Orange conclude a two-game home stand Saturday against Georgia Tech.

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Matchup
Clemson Overall
W/L 10-5
ATS 2-7-1
Pts For 73.3
Pts Against 67.0
Total 6-4
Clemson Away
W/L 2-3
ATS 2-3
Pts For 66.8
Pts Against 69.4
Total 3-2
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Syracuse Overall
W/L 11-4
ATS 7-7
Pts For 70.9
Pts Against 60.9
Total 5-9
Syracuse Home
W/L 9-2
ATS 5-5
Pts For 70.8
Pts Against 56.9
Total 2-8
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Scoring
Clemson
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Marcquise Reed (G) 37:005-13 38.5%2-5 40%4-5 80%1633055016
Elijah Thomas (F) 26:004-6 66.7%0-0 0%5-10 50%1700135013
Aamir Simms (F) 23:004-6 66.7%1-1 100%0-0 0%231003509
Clyde Trapp (G) 24:003-6 50%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%133011307
Shelton Mitchell (G) 33:002-11 18.2%1-5 20%0-0 0%253201005
David Skara (F) 33:001-8 12.5%0-4 0%1-2 50%142102303
Hunter Tyson (F) 9:000-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%001000000
Trey Jemison (C) 6:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010000000
Javan White (F) 5:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%111101100
John Newman III (G) 4:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%020000000
Jonathan Baehre (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lyles Davis (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Parker Fox (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Anthony Oliver II (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Malik William (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Syracuse
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Elijah Hughes (G) 35:004-10 40%3-8 37.5%3-4 75%0700041014
Tyus Battle (G) 40:004-13 30.8%0-6 0%4-4 100%0332123012
Frank Howard (G) 35:004-8 50%1-3 33.3%3-6 50%1540022012
Marek Dolezaj (F) 30:003-5 60%2-4 50%2-2 100%2442203010
Oshae Brissett (F) 34:004-10 40%0-4 0%1-3 33.3%160115309
Bourama Sidibe (F) 16:001-1 100%0-0 0%2-4 50%140031304
Buddy Boeheim (G) 5:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jalen Carey (G) 5:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%021001100
Adrian Autry (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Antonio Balandi (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Shaun Belbey (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Robert Braswell (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Paschal Chukwu (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ray Featherston (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ky Feldman (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Paul Brendan (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Howard Washington (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
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Money Line
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Spread
1/9/2019
5:18 PM
SYR(-1.5)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
1:51 PM
SYR(-1.5)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
12:15 PM
SYR(-1.5)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
9:54 AM
SYR(-1.5)
-110
CLEM
-110
1/9/2019
9:09 AM
SYR(-1.5)
-110
CLEM
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/9/2019
5:18 PM
61½
-110
61½
-110
1/9/2019
1:51 PM
60½
-110
60½
-110
1/9/2019
12:15 PM
61
-110
61
-110
1/9/2019
9:54 AM
61½
-110
61½
-110
1/9/2019
9:09 AM
61
-110
61
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
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Spread
1/9/2019
7:57 PM
CLEM(-.5)
-110
SYR
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/9/2019
7:57 PM
68½
-110
68½
-110