4:00 PM ET, January 3, 2009
Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina
No. 16 Tigers pull away from Pirates in second half behind Rivers, Grant
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Jerai Grant shares his family's passion for hard work. He may soon have college basketball stardom in common with his famous relatives.Grant, Clemson's sophomore reserve, had a career-high 14 points and gave the Tigers (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) a boost in the middle in a 79-66 victory over East Carolina on Saturday that improved Clemson to 14-0 for the second time in three seasons.
• Clemson moved to 14-0 for the second time in the last 22 seasons (17-0 in 2006-07).
• Jerai Grant had a career-high 14 points, making all four of his field goals and six of seven free throws.
• Clemson commited just six turnovers, its fewest in a game since March 1, 2003, against Wake Forest.
• East Carolina has lost 15 straight games against ranked opponents and four straight overall this season.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-55 (.436)||28-66 (.424)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-24 (.417)||9-31 (.290)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-10 (.800)||14-21 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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