Clemson 73

(2-0, 1-0 away)

The Citadel 50

(1-2, 0-1 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:05 PM ET, November 16, 2011

    McAlister Field House, Charleston, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    CLEM 39 3473
    CIT 21 2950

    Top Performers

    Clemson: T. Smith 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast

    The Citadel: M. Groselle 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl

    Clemson 73, The Citadel 50

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Devin Booker scored 14 points and Tanner Smith added 11 as Clemson defeated The Citadel 73-50 on Tuesday night for its 14th straight victory over the military college.

    Milton Jennings was the third player in double figures for Clemson (2-0), which used a suffocating defense and its height advantage over the outmanned Bulldogs.

    Mike Groselle led The Citadel (1-2) with 16 points while Cosmo Morabbi and Bo Holston had eight each.

    Clemson led the entire way, jumping out to an 11-3 lead early behind 54 percent shooting. The Tigers held the Bulldogs to just 30 percent shooting for the game.

    Midway through the first period, Clemson mounted a 17-6 run to take a 28-14 lead. With another 11-3 run at the end of the half, Clemson went to the locker room with a 39-21 halftime lead.

    Clemson started the second half in a zone defense, only to see The Citadel score the first five points of the period, all by sophomore guard DeVonte Wright, including a 3-pointer.

    Clemson coach Brad Brownell called a timeout and the Tigers returned to the court in their pressing, man-to-man defense.

    The Bulldogs didn't score again until 9:50 left in the game, when P.J Hogan got loose for The Citadel and banked in a basket after two Clemson defenders went flying past him trying to block the shot.

    But by that time Clemson led 55-28.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 73 50
    FG Made-Attempted 29-54 (.537) 19-63 (.302)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 7-13 (.538)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 32 0

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