Damarcus Harrison had a career-high 15 points for Clemson. The sophomore transfer's
previous high was 12 against Iona in last year's NCAA Tournament for BYU. He made
6-of-11 field goals, including 3-of-7 from long distance, and also added a
career-best six assists. He was one of four Tigers in double figures, as Milton
Jennings added 15, Devin Booker had 11 and K.J. McDaniels posted 10.
Clemson had 22 assists on 30 baskets, the highest number of assists in 76 games
under Head Coach Brad Brownell. The Tigers shot 49.2 percent for the game and 51.6
percent after halftime. All 11 players on Clemson's roster that played scored in
Clemson struggled to shoot the ball from the outset, connecting on just two of its
first nine shots before Damarcus Harrison buried an 18-footer to make it 11-10 in
favor of SC State. The lid lifted at that point for the Tigers, who then made four
of their next six field goals.
Harrison's high-arching three from the left wing made it 18-16 with just over eight
minutes left, and began a season-best 17-0 run for the Tigers that included an
alley-oop to K.J. McDaniels and a pair of baskets by Filer, the last of which was a
three-point play on the break. His play gave Clemson a 30-16 lead with four minutes
to go in the half. The lead grew to 18 with under two to play as McDaniels took off
on another alley-oop, this time from a Rod Hall mid-court pass.
The first half run ended with a 21-2 run for Clemson, with SC State's only basket in
the final nine minutes a dunk in transition by Matthew Hezekiah with 3:29 remaining.
SC State's 18 points in the first half were a season-low by a Tiger opponent so far
Jennings came alive from three in the second half, as his second trifecta from the
right corner gave Clemson a 49-22 lead. Senior counterpart Devin Booker had a dunk
inside moments later to give the Tigers another 27-point advantage at the first
media timeout. Harrison buried his second three of the game and then found Jennings
in transition for a dunk on the next possession to push the lead to 30 at 59-29.
The lead ballooned to 34 behind a pair of baskets for freshman Josh Smith, the last
of which was a dunk in transition. Clemson's largest lead was 39 on a jumper by
Bernard Sullivan in the final two minutes.
The Tigers will break for several days before returning to practice on Dec. 28.
Clemson's next game will be at home on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 4:00 PM against The
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