I think Clemson did get a little tired. Early on, their ball pressure was really bothering the typically sure WVU guards, forced some turnovers, and made going over with lob passes impossible. But as WVU settled into their groove and ran their offense, they started making shots and I think that was their game.
ODU just couldn't get anything to go inside. It was a great effort by Howard to stay in the game with foul trouble with that tough ODU front line, and Butler did a good job of protecting him. I think ODU had some great looks, but couldn't convert.