CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University men’s basketball lost its second consecutive contest on Monday night, 68-66, against Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Tigers (5-2) were led offensively by Elijah Thomas who scored 16 points and finished 7-for-8 from the floor. Thomas also tallied four rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot.
Both graduate senior starting guards Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell finished in double-figures with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
With the Tigers down 42-37 to the Cornhuskers (6-1) with 15:02 left in the second stanza, Reed scored eight of the Tigers’ next 10 points, but Nebraska seemingly had an answer for every Clemson bucket.
Clemson trailed by a game-high eight points following a 3-pointer by Thomas Allen with 2:29 left, but the Tigers wouldn’t go away. Clemson finished the game on a 10-4 run. The Tigers cut it to just two points with 57 seconds left, but couldn’t get over the hump.
The Tigers will return home next Tuesday, Dec. 4 when they host Saint Peter’s in Littlejohn Coliseum. Tip-time is schedule for 7 p.m.