Through 20 minutes, Clemson had more turnovers (seven) than made shots (4 of 24). The Tigers were 14 of 16 from the free-throw line, helping to keep them in the game.
Clemson shot 17 of 56 (30.4%) from the floor and 5 of 30 (16.7%) from 3-point range. The Tigers’ three straight losses — to Virginia, at Georgia Tech and at Florida State — have all been by double figures.
Florida State made 29 of 60 (48.3%) from the floor and 12 of 28 (42.9%) from 3-point range. The Seminoles are 4-0 since going two weeks between games due to coronavirus protocols, getting wins over NC State, North Carolina, at Louisville and Clemson.
Clemson will likely drop out of the top 25. Florida State is 4-0 in the last 11 days and could jump from receiving votes to ranked on Monday when the new top 25 is released.
Clemson misfired badly from 3-point range early, making just 2 of 16 (12.5%) from beyond the arc in the first half. The Tigers trailed by double figures most of the game and couldn’t catch up.
Florida State showed off its depth as 11 players scored, avenging a 77-67 loss at Clemson on Dec. 29. The Seminoles have not lost to Clemson in Tallahassee since Feb. 4, 2015.