Texas-El Paso vs Clemson

UTEP 61, Clemson 48

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HONOLULU (AP) - Michael Perez scored a career-high 25 points to lead UTEP to a 61-48 victory over Clemson in an opening-round game of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday.

The Miners (5-5) also got 11 points from C.J. Cooper in winning their third straight.

K.J. McDaniels scored 13 points and Milton Jennings 10 to lead the Tigers (6-5).

UTEP advances to Friday's semifinals, and Clemson will be in the consolation round.

UTEP shot 51 percent, made 7 of 20 3-pointers and sank 10 of 12 free throws.

Clemson shot just 30 percent and committed 11 turnovers to six assists.

The Tigers led 29-24 early in the second half, but UTEP used a 17-11 run capped by Perez's three-point play to seize a 41-40 lead with 12:49 left.

The Miners led by 14 points after a finger roll by Cooper inside the final minute.

The teams were tied 24-24 at halftime.

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Scoreboard
Texas-El Paso (5-5) «243761
Clemson (6-5)242448

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Texas-El Paso Miners
C. Lang, F332-31-17145
G. McCulley, F233-70-06046
M. Perez, G408-126-732125
J. Streeter, G342-42-21727
J. Washburn, G131-20-02102
J. Bohannon252-61-26025
C. Cooper224-70-012111
D. Campbell50-20-01000
J. Ragland50-00-00010
Totals 22-4310-1229131561
 51.2%83.3% 
Clemson Tigers
D. Booker, F342-91-25125
C. Baciu, C61-30-01012
A. Young, G381-94-44206
T. Smith, G353-40-04247
R. Hall, G240-82-24112
M. Jennings246-80-040212
K. McDaniels214-83-440113
T. Sapp80-40-21020
B. Sullivan60-10-01000
B. Narcisse30-21-21011
C. Fields10-00-00000
Totals 17-5611-163061448
 30.4%68.8% 
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Grand Canyon0-02-0128
New Mex. St.0-02-1128
Seattle0-02-2217
Utah Valley0-02-2104
UT-Rio Grande Valley0-02-2204
Cal-Baker.0-01-2128
UMKC0-01-3105
Chicago St.0-01-4116

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Clemson0-04-017
Duke0-04-053
NC State0-04-0128
Miami (Fla.)0-03-0110
Notre Dame0-03-072
Syracuse0-03-026
Virginia0-03-0205
Florida St.0-02-08
Louisville0-02-06
N. Carolina0-02-040
Boston College0-03-1195
Va. Tech0-03-1233
Pittsburgh0-01-2271
Wake Forest0-01-3331
Georgia Tech0-00-1128
 
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