Tigers Take Charleston Classic

Clemson defeats Temple Sunday 76-72 to win the inaugural Charleston Classic.

Clemson - Temple Box Score

Terrence Oglesby's 16 points and a strong defensive effort helped Clemson defeat Temple 76-72 Sunday to win the Charleston Classic Sunday night in Charleston, S.C.

Clemson (3-0) led by as many as 14 points in the second half, but the Owls rallied to cut the lead to two with 38 seconds to play. The Tigers made just enough free throws down the stretch to hang on.

The Tigers held Temple (2-1) to 31.4 percent shooting in the second half and 45 percent for the game (27-of-60). Temple's leading scorer, guard Dionte Christmas, scored 14 points against the Tigers after scoring 26 points in each of the Owls' first two games in the tournament.

Ryan Brooks led Temple on Sunday with 19 points. Trevor Booker led the Tigers on the boards with 16 rebounds while also chipping in 15 points.

Temple jumped out to an early 16-0 lead before a 14-3 gave the Tigers the lead for good in the first half.

Clemson held a 45-39 halftime lead after shooting 64 percent from the field, including 9-for-17 (52.9 percent) from 3-point range.

The Tigers return to action Wednesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum to host the Wofford Terriers.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 PM.

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