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Clemson takes on Alabama in Elite Eight of NCAA Tournament

Clemson takes on Alabama in Elite Eight of NCAA Tournament

Clemson’s season ended in an 89-82 loss to Alabama in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

The Tigers led early but couldn’t withstand the Crimson Tide in the second half as Alabama’s Mark Sears finished with a game-high 23 points to send his school to its first ever Final Four appearance.

Clemson got 19 points from Joe Girard and 18 from Ian Schieffelin. Jack Clark added 14 points and Chase Hunter, one of the stars of March Madness entering play Saturday, finished with 12.

Here are some of the photos from Saturday’s game.

Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; The Clemson Tigers huddle during warm ups before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the finals of the West Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers forward Ian Schieffelin (4) shoots against Alabama Crimson Tide forward Grant Nelson (2) in the first half in the finals of the West Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers forward Ian Schieffelin (4) shoots against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half in the finals of the West Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Mark Sears (1) shoots against Clemson Tigers forward Jack Clark (5) in the first half in the finals of the West Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers forward Ian Schieffelin (4) reacts in the second half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the finals of the West Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers center PJ Hall (24) shoots against Alabama Crimson Tide forward Grant Nelson (2) in the second half in the finals of the West Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 30, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers guard Joseph Girard III (11) controls the ball in the second half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the finals of the West Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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