Clemson 69, UTEP 48

Tigers rush past Miners

The Associated PressNovember 24, 2012 

UTEP Clemson Basketball

Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels (32) flips after missing on a dunk-attempt in front of teammate Devin Booker, left, UTEP's Cedrick Lang (31) and Twymond Howard (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Old Spice Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Clemson won 69-48. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

PHELAN M. EBENHACK — AP

— Milton Jennings scored 18 points and K.J. McDaniels had 17 to lead Clemson past Texas-El Paso 69-48 in the consolation round Friday night at the Old Spice Classic.

Adonis Filer added 10 points for Clemson (3-1). His late 3-pointer put the Tigers up by 21.

The Miners (1-3) got 15 points from John Bohannon.

Both teams were coming off first-round tourney losses Thursday. Clemson fell to No. 17 Gonzaga 57-49 and UTEP lost 68-61 to Oklahoma.

Clemson built a 47-30 lead with 15 minutes to play on Jennings’ long-range jumper and a Rod Hall layup. A pair of dunks by Devin Booker made it 51-32.

Booker wound up with six points and 10 rebounds.

McDaniels had 14 points as Clemson took a 38-26 halftime lead. His fourth trey of the half gave the Tigers a 38-18 advantage 31/2 minutes before the break.

Clemson made five 3-pointers, including two apiece by T.J. Sapp and McDaniels.

UTEP

262248
Clemson383169

UTEPMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Lang250-02-30-4042
Bohannon277-111-33-61115
J Washburn325-131-22-31111
Cooper251-22-60-0105
Streeter321-65-60-2318
Ragland171-40-00-0033
Vint100-00-00-0020
C Washburn191-50-13-5032
Howard131-50-00-1112
Totals20017-4611-2110-2471648

Percentages: FG .370, FT .524. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Cooper 1-1, Ragland 1-2, Streeter 1-3, Howard 0-1, J. Washburn 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 0. Turnovers: 9 (Bohannon 4, C. Washburn, Ragland, Vint, Streeter, Cooper). Steals: 5 (J. Washburn 3, C. Washburn, Bohannon). Technical Fouls: Washburn.

CLEMSONMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Jennings325-84-43-71418
McDaniels306-81-21-60217
Booker333-70-02-10246
Sapp153-40-00-1028
Hall312-71-20-0815
Fields10-00-00-0000
Filer172-45-61-41210
Roper101-30-00-0013
Harrison161-20-00-3012
Sullivan80-10-00-0010
Smith10-00-00-0000
Nnoko60-00-00-0010
Totals20023-4411-148-33121969

Percentages: FG .523, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 12-16, .750 (McDaniels 4-4, Jennings 4-5, Sapp 2-3, Roper 1-1, Filer 1-2, Booker 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 3 (Booker, Harrison, Jennings). Turnovers: 12 (Booker 5, Hall 2, McDaniels 2, Harrison 2, Filer). Steals: 6 (McDaniels 2, Jennings, Filer, Sapp, Booker). Technical Fouls: None.

Att.–NA. Officials–Rick Hartzell, Bryan Kersey, Terry Wymer.

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