Sometimes, it’s not that you lose. It’s how you lose.
Clemson men’s basketball is doing both in an alarming fashion and it’s raised many questions after an incredibly promising start. Last Saturday’s 35-point loss to No. 13 Virginia was supposed to be because of an 11-day layoff due to COVID-19 protocols within the Tiger program.
After two games were postponed and momentum from a four-game winning streak was halted, Clemson has yet to look anything like the team that started the season 9-1 with seven wins over Power 5 teams.
The latest game, an 83-65 loss to Georgia Tech on Wednesday, is actually a bigger head-scratcher than when the Cavs played their best game of the year. After all, UVA was ranked and still undefeated in ACC play.
The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, had not played a game in 17 days because of COVID-19 protocols. They had only competed once