After falling behind 22-5 in the early going against Israel Tuesday, Clemson got things rolling en route to a 75-73 victory in the World University Games semif-finals in Naples, Italy.
The Tigers face Ukraine Thursday for the title.
Aamir Simms scored 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Tigers. His three-pointer late in the fourth quarter snapped a 62-all tie, propelling the Tigers to their fifth victory in the tournament.
Freshman Al-Amir Dawes drive to the basket extended a one point Clemson lead to 73-70 with 1:13 to go.