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Hunter scores 20 points, sparks Clemson’s finishing 23-3 run to race by Miami

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Chase Hunter scored 20 points and sparked a late rally to help Clemson beat Miami 77-60 on Wednesday night.

Hunter hit a 3-pointer to tie the game 57-all with 6:09 remaining. Hunter added two more from long range as Clemson closed on a 24-3 run. Miami shot 1 of 7 down the stretch.

Joe Girard scored 18 points and had five assists for Clemson (17-7, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), which won its third straight. PJ Hall added 13 points. Hunter and Girard combined for eight 3-pointers. Ian Schieffelin grabbed 11 rebounds.

Norchad Omier scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Miami (15-10, 6-8). Kyshawn George added 13 points and Wooga Poplar chipped in with 11.

Girard scored 10 points and made two of Clemson’s seven from long range to help the Tigers build a 31-30 halftime advantage. Poplar made a pair of 3s and scored eight points for Miami, which also hit seven from distance in the first half.

Clemson made 13 3-pointers and Miami hit 12. The Tigers shot 14 of 17 from the free-throw line while the Hurricanes made 4 of 5.

Clemson hosts North Carolina State on Saturday. Miami will look to end a three-game skid with a road game against Boston College on Saturday.

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