Clemson vs The Citadel

Clemson 73, The Citadel 50

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Devin Booker scored 14 points and Tanner Smith added 11 as Clemson defeated The Citadel 73-50 on Tuesday night for its 14th straight victory over the military college.

Milton Jennings was the third player in double figures for Clemson (2-0), which used a suffocating defense and its height advantage over the outmanned Bulldogs.

Mike Groselle led The Citadel (1-2) with 16 points while Cosmo Morabbi and Bo Holston had eight each.

Clemson led the entire way, jumping out to an 11-3 lead early behind 54 percent shooting. The Tigers held the Bulldogs to just 30 percent shooting for the game.

Midway through the first period, Clemson mounted a 17-6 run to take a 28-14 lead. With another 11-3 run at the end of the half, Clemson went to the locker room with a 39-21 halftime lead.

Clemson started the second half in a zone defense, only to see The Citadel score the first five points of the period, all by sophomore guard DeVonte Wright, including a 3-pointer.

Clemson coach Brad Brownell called a timeout and the Tigers returned to the court in their pressing, man-to-man defense.

The Bulldogs didn't score again until 9:50 left in the game, when P.J Hogan got loose for The Citadel and banked in a basket after two Clemson defenders went flying past him trying to block the shot.

But by that time Clemson led 55-28.

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Clemson Tigers
M. Jennings, F214-82-241310
D. Booker, F166-91-440214
T. Smith, G295-70-174311
A. Young, G283-61-23408
T. Sapp, G263-60-06227
B. Narcisse181-20-04022
R. Hall171-35-80127
C. Baciu154-101-16039
B. Sullivan111-20-23002
K. McDaniels90-01-21021
D. Coleman81-10-00102
C. Fields20-00-00100
Totals 29-5411-2240141973
 53.7%50% 
The Citadel Bulldogs
M. Groselle, C377-132-6110416
B. Holston, G243-91-25128
C. Morabbi, G233-70-01118
D. Wright, G232-132-25247
C. Bray, G150-40-03000
B. Smith211-60-02012
M. Harris160-01-21111
A. Moore120-40-01100
L. Miller111-40-00123
P. Horgan102-31-12005
J. Robertson80-00-01030
Totals 19-637-133871850
 30.2%53.8% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Florida St.5-117-210
N. Carolina5-117-311
Notre Dame5-116-320
Virginia4-214-318
Louisville3-215-39
Va. Tech3-314-456
Georgia Tech3-311-791
Syracuse3-311-8138
Duke2-314-412
Miami (Fla.)2-312-570
NC State2-413-652
Wake Forest2-411-730
Boston College2-49-10182
Clemson1-411-644
Pittsburgh1-512-736

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Chattanooga5-114-475
UNC-Green.5-114-5122
ETSU4-114-4118
Samford4-213-6136
Furman3-210-8156
Wofford2-37-11242
Mercer2-48-11182
Citadel2-59-11223
VMI1-44-12330
W. Carolina0-55-13232
 
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