Tigers rush past Miners
11/24/2012 12:00 AM
11/23/2012 11:42 PM
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.
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.
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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