CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Nick Honor drained four straight 3-pointers early in the game, Clemson led by 20 at halftime and emptied the bench in a 78-61 defeat of Syracuse on Saturday.
Ten of 11 Tigers (12-5, 6-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored with Aamir Simms leading the way with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting along with 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season, seventh career.
Honor added 15, all from beyond the arc, and Clyde Trapp had a career-high 11 assists with eight boards.
Joe Girard led Syracuse (10-6, 4-5) with 19 points and three steals. Alan Griffin added 12 points, making 7 of 7 at the line, and Marek Dolezaj scored 10.
Buddy Boeheim canned a 3-pointer to get the Orange on the board first but Clemson scored the next 10 points and was shooting at a 75 percent clip to Syracuse’s 33 percent after about five minutes.