Aamir Simms had 17 points to help Clemson finally close out an Atlantic Coast Conference game this season with an 81-70 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday

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January 4, 2020, 10:39 PM

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CLEMSON, S.C. — If ever a team needed a win like this, it was Clemson.

The Tigers came in having lost six of their past seven and have struggled to close out Atlantic Coast Conference games where they led into the second half.

That changed, at least for this game, as Aamir Simms had 17 points to help Clemson hold off North Carolina State 81-70 on Saturday.

“We definitely needed this game,” Tigers guard Johnny

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