National Basketball Association
Clemson 67, Virginia 50
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
Officials: # Ron Groover, # Bert Smith, # Brent Hampton
Attendance: 13857

Hunter Tyson scored 17 points as Clemson snapped an 11-game losing streak against Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia, winning 67-50 Wednesday night in Charlottesville, Va.

In toppling Virginia (7-5, 1-1 ACC) for the first time since the 2012-13 season and snapping an eight-game skid on the Cavaliers' floor, Clemson (9-4, 1-1 ACC) also got 11 points and 11 rebounds from David Collins. PJ Hall added 11 points and seven rebounds, helping the Tigers to a 35-26 edge on the boards.

Naz Bohannon (eight points) led the Clemson bench, which outscored Virginia's reserves 17-0.

Reece Beekman had a career-high 20 points and three steals for Virginia and Armaan Franklin added 13 points. But the Cavaliers made only 36.6 percent of their shots, including 6 of 22 (27.3 percent) from beyond the arc, and committed an uncharacteristic 14 turnovers.

Virginia, which trailed 35-27 at halftime, appeared ready to stage a rally early in the second half when it scored eight straight points. Beekman made a steal and a breakaway dunk and fed Franklin and Kihei Clark for 3-pointers as the Cavaliers reduced the Tigers' lead to 37-35.

But over the next 11:03, Virginia missed 10 straight shots from the floor and committed six turnovers. Meanwhile, Clemson increased its lead to 56-42. Al-Amir Dawes and Alex Hemenway hit 3-pointers as the Tigers pulled away during the stretch.

In the first half, Youngstown State transfer Bohannon lifted Clemson making a putback and a pair of unlikely, desperation jumpers that barely beat the shot clock. The three buckets fueled an 11-2 run that transformed a one-point lead into a 10-point advantage. When Hall dropped a 3-pointer late in the half, it gave Clemson a 31-21 lead.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Clemson   Virginia
Hunter Tyson 17 Scoring Reece Beekman 20
Naz Bohannon 2 Assists Kihei Clark 3
David Collins 11 Rebounds Armaan Franklin 8
Hunter Tyson 2 Free Throws Made Jayden Gardner 4
David Collins 2 Steals Reece Beekman 3
PJ Hall 1 Blocks Kadin Shedrick 6
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Clemson 67 47.5 8-22 3-8 12 30 1 7 7
Virginia 50 36.6 6-22 14-19 7 24 11 4 14