Alabama State vs Clemson

Clemson 70, Alabama St. 45

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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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Scoreboard
Alabama State (2-8)212445
Clemson (6-4) «363470

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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
Totals 17-525-927112045
 32.7%55.6% 
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
Totals 24-4818-2540161470
 50%72% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ark.-PB7-07-14274
Jackson St.6-19-11286
Grambling4-38-12266
Texas So.4-34-16254
Southern U.4-48-13319
Prairie View3-46-15272
Alabama St.3-43-16345
Alcorn St.3-57-14347
Alabama A&M2-52-18346
Miss. Val.0-70-20350

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Virginia7-018-14
Louisville5-115-414
Duke5-217-21
Clemson5-216-36
N. Carolina5-316-55
Miami (Fla.)3-314-420
Georgia Tech3-310-9144
Florida St.3-414-541
Va. Tech3-414-682
Boston College3-413-766
NC State3-413-787
Notre Dame3-413-762
Syracuse2-413-643
Wake Forest1-68-11129
Pittsburgh0-78-12161
 
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HOW 50 Final
Indiana 107
NCGN 63 Final
DUKE 90
MS Val St 54 Final
Florida 82
NICS 49 Final
NC 99
PQ 54 Final
Baylor 95
CORN 60 Final
Illinois 64
CREI 83 Final
Tulsa 64
UMKC 54 Final
Mich St 89
DAVID 80 Final
Kansas 74
MU 59 Final
LSU 67
ULM 63 Final
UNLV 81