GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Zach Auguste scored 19 points and had eight rebounds to lead Notre Dame to a 89-83 win over Clemson on Monday night.
The win keeps the Fighting Irish (17-7, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) in line to finish in the top four seeds at the ACC tournament and get a double bye.
Notre Dame never trailed, but Clemson (14-10, 7-5) kept it close for most of the game. The Fighting Irish were up 50-47 when Clemson’s Donte Grantham was called for a charge on a close call driving to the basket.
Notre Dame scored on 11 of its next 12 possessions. Auguste had three baskets on powerful inside moves and the Irish hit five 3-pointers as the lead ballooned to 77-64.
Jaron Blossomgame scored a career best 30 for the Tigers, who likely fell all the way off the NCAA tournament bubble.
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