ACC reschedules postponed Syracuse-Clemson basketball game from January

Syracuse’s game against Clemson, which was postponed on Jan. 12, has been rescheduled for March 3, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced in a release. It’ll be the Orange’s final regular season game before heading to Greensboro, North Carolina for the conference tournament.

A positive COVID-19 test within the Tigers’ program postponed the initial meeting between the two programs, as Clemson temporarily paused basketball activities and removed games against the Orange and UNC from their schedule. That made the matchup on Feb. 6 — which Clemson won 78-61 in Littlejohn Coliseum — the first meeting between the two programs this season.

The Tigers quickly built a 20-point lead against SU, with the Orange making just two field goals in the first half after Buddy Boeheim scored on the opening possession. Aamir Simms’ 18 points led the Tigers, while Nick Honor chipped in 15 on five 3-pointers.

“If we make some layups and just hang in there, it’s a 10, 12-point deficit,” Jim Boeheim said postgame. “You’ve got a chance to overcome it. But 20 is hard.”