Feb 17, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Miami (Fl) Hurricanes guard Trey McKinney Jones (4) celebrates with forward/center Julian Gamble (right) after defeating the Clemson Tigers 45-43 at J.C. Littlejohn Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball: Canes' Escape Clemson With A Win, 45-43

The No. 3 Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team traveled to Clemson and barely escaped Littlejohn Coliseum with a win.

With 36 seconds remaining in the game, senior Kenny Kadji hit Miami’s go-ahead 3-pointer keeping the Canes’ undefeated in conference play and giving them a 45-43 win over the Tigers’.

Kadji led Miami (21-3, 12-0 ACC) with 12 points and four rebounds while senior Durand Scott added 11 rebounds.

Both teams struggled from 3-point range, Miami shooting a dismal 3-for-19 and Clemson (13-12, 5-8 ACC) going 4-for-17 from downtown.

In a game where the lead bounced back and forth, Clemson found themselves with a chance to tie the game as time was about to expire.  Tigers’ guard Rod Hall went for the last second lay-up and forward K.J. McDaniels missed the tip in as the clock ran out.

Sophomore guard Shane Larkin was kept quiet scoring just seven points.

The Canes’ currently sit atop the ACC and with Duke losing to Maryland , Miami can plan on sliding up to the No. 2 spot when the latest polls are released.

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