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Clemson 70, Alabama St. 45


CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Devin Booker had 13 points and seven rebounds as Clemson overwhelmed Alabama State with its size and halfcourt defense Monday night, strolling to a 70-45 win.

Milton Jennings added 12 points off the bench for Clemson (6-4), which shot 50 percent for the second straight game, this time making 24 of 48.

Kenderek Washington scored 10 points for Alabama State (2-8), which attempted a 2-3 zone to try to compensate for using no one taller than 6-foot-6.

But the Hornets shot just 32.7 percent (17 of 52) against Clemson's man-to-man defense and committed 16 turnovers. The Tigers have held five of their 10 opponents this season to 50 or fewer points, winning all five games.

With the score tied 3-3 after 4 minutes, the Tigers went on a 9-0. Alabama State made just one of its first 14 field-goal tries and committed five turnovers in that span.

But Clemson's lead didn't reach double digits until two free throws by Booker made it 29-19 with 4:15 remaining until halftime.

Booker's alley-oop dunk with 35 seconds to go in the half expanded Clemson's lead to 36-21 at the break. It marked the first time Booker has scored in double figures in the last seven games.

The win amounted to little more than a tuneup for the Tigers before they travel to Honolulu to play UTEP on Thursday in the Diamond Head Classic.

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Alabama State Hornets
K. Washington, F334-110-052110
L. Page, F241-51-22043
J. Middlebrooks, G331-52-23325
T. Butler, G254-130-05259
I. White, G221-50-05243
S. Brown233-72-43019
P. Crawford173-50-01006
R. Watts130-00-01230
J. Mason100-10-10000
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Clemson Tigers
D. Booker, F243-77-882113
B. Narcisse, F102-23-63027
A. Young, G342-82-21506
T. Smith, G253-61-13328
R. Hall, G212-20-22225
T. Sapp263-60-04117
M. Jennings234-44-432312
K. McDaniels132-70-05005
B. Sullivan112-50-01134
C. Baciu91-11-23003
D. Coleman30-00-00000
C. Fields10-00-01000
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Alabama St.0-01-173
Alcorn St.0-01-4298
Jackson St.0-01-4244
Southern U.0-01-4333
Alabama A&M0-00-351
Miss. Val.0-00-4249
Texas So.0-00-4330
Prairie View0-00-5283

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