Tech was ready for the press. They were getting easy points for a long time, and it seemed to take the Tigers out of the game mentally. That allowed VT to lead by as much as 14pts. Fortunately VT made some mistakes and Clemson toughened up a bit and got the ball down low a bit more while also grabbing some more defensive rebounds.
The Tigers should have ended the half down by a mere, and very respectable given the larger earlier deficits, 6 (or less had they converted on their last possession, but Tech’s Delaney hit a 3/4 court prayer at the buzzer.
Crap. That was deflating.
Clemson came out a little flat, and then something amazing happened, they woke back up. They went on a 20-1 run encompassing about 7 minutes. The lead shifted a few times before Clemson ended up on top. That was a rather remarkable victory. Way to fight back!