Did anybody ask Clemson’s sports psychologist Dr. Joel Fish about the dreaded “post-big win letdown” syndrome?
Just three days after a record breaking victory over No. 3 Duke, the Tigers let a 19-point second-half lead slip away in the Seminoles' 65-61 victory.
Toney Douglas had 23 points, including 12 in Florida State's 23-4 run the final 9 minutes. When it ended, the Tigers (19-3, 5-3 ACC) and a sold-out crowd walked away in disbelief over what they watched.
The Tigers had pushed their way to a 44-25 lead with 15 minutes left in the game, but Florida State (18-5, 5-3) kept coming.
The Tigers were still ahead 57-42 on Trevor Booker's 3-pointer with 9 minutes left when Douglas and the Noles got going.
FSU’s 7-foot-1 freshman Solomon Alabi had 17 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
Trevor Booker and Demontez Stitt had 11 points each to lead Clemson.
Clemson was 6 of 24 (25 percent from behind the arc) and the Noles won the rebounding battle 49 to 31.
(AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)