Clemson took the first double-digit lead of the game during a 6-0 run to make it 57-44 with 9:17 to go. Miami scored the next 10 to get within three points at 5:16 but the Hurricanes only made one more field goal the rest of the way.
Dawes made all four of his 3-point attempts, and Simms and Hunter Tyson added three each as Clemson hit 11 of 22 from distance and shot 49% overall.
Tyson finished with 10 points and six rebounds for Clemson (15-5, 9-5 ACC). Coach Brad Brownell picked up win No. 200 at Clemson.
Isaiah Wong led Miami (7-15, 3-15), which only had six scholarship players, with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting. Wong scored 20-plus for the ninth time this season, including 29 on Wednesday in an 88-71 loss to No. 11 Florida State. Anthony Walker had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Elijah Olaniyi added eight points and nine rebounds.
“We’re trying our best. That’s all I can ask,” Miami coach Jim Larranaga said.
The Hurricanes go to No. 15 Virginia on Monday and return home to face Boston College on Friday.
Clemson is scheduled to play at Syracuse on Wednesday and host Pittsburgh on Saturday to conclude its regular season.
Pryor's bucket at OT buzzer lifts NMSU over New Mexico 78-76
— Nate Pryor’s over-the-back flip rolled in at the overtime buzzer to give New Mexico State a wild 78-76 victory over New Mexico, after which Aggies players stomped repeatedly on the Lobos’ half-court logo.
Timberlake scores 22 to carry Towson over Kent St. 73-58
— Nicolas Timberlake had 22 points as Towson defeated Kent State 73-58 on Monday night.
Brown scores 32 to lead The Citadel over NC Central 80-67
— Hayden Brown had 32 points as The Citadel beat North Carolina Central 80-67 on Monday night.