Tigers cruise past The Citadel on the road


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Brad Brownell postgame press conference (MP3 Format)


Tanner Smith postgame press conference (MP3 Format)


Milton Jennings postgame press conference (MP3 Format)

The Clemson Tigers made the first road trip of the season a successful one.

Devin BookerDevin Booker
Jr. Forward
#31 6-8, 245
Whitmire, SC

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scored 14 points while Tanner SmithTanner Smith
Sr. Guard
#5 6-5, 210
Alpharetta, GA

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added 11 points and seven rebounds in leading Clemson to a 73-50 win over The Citadel in Charleston Wednesday night, Clemson’s 14th consecutive win in the series.

Clemson (2-0) roared out to a 19-point halftime lead and used a small run early in the second half in holding off the Bulldogs (1-2).

“We had good efficiency offensively and had a god mix to the game,” Clemson head coach Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
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said. “I would like to see us shoot better from the free throw line [Tigers were 11-for-22], but I think we just have a much better understanding of what we are trying to do.”

The Tigers never trailed in the contest, jumping out to an 11-3 lead, and then went on a 17-6 run midway through the first half to take a 28-14 lead. The Tigers then used an 11-3 run to end the half for the 39-21 lead.


The Tigers came out flat to start the second half and saw the Bulldogs score the first five points of the half. At that point, Brownell called a timeout.

“We came out in the second half and played like a team with an 18-point lead,” Brownell said. “We just had a couple of loose possessions, and I didn’t like our body language. It looked like the game was going to turn into a pickup game, and that isn’t how we play. We know better than that, so I called timeout to remind the guys. The older guys responded and we went on a little run to stretch it out and that was great to see.”

The Bulldogs didn't score again until 9:50 left in the game, but Clemson lead 55-28 at that point and never looked back.

Clemson shot well for most of the contest and finished with a 54 percent shooting percentage while holding the Bulldogs to just 30 percent shooting for the game.

Mike Groselle led The Citadel with 16 points while Cosmo Morabbi and Bo Holston had eight each.

Clemson had a balanced effort offensively. All 12 players on the roster played in the game, and 11 of them found the scoring column. Catalin BaciuCatalin Baciu
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Cluj-Napoca,

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scored a career-high nine points and grabbed six rebounds in 15 minutes. Rod HallRod Hall
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Augusta, GA

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and fellow freshman guard T.J. SappT.J. Sapp
Fr. Guard
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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tallied seven points apiece, with Sapp sparking a first-half run that put the game out of reach.


VISITORS: Clemson Tigers 2-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Sapp, T.J........... *  3-6    1-2    0-0    0  6  6   2   7  2  0  0  3  26
05 Smith, Tanner....... *  5-7    1-1    0-1    1  6  7   3  11  4  2  0  0  29
11 Young, Andre........ *  3-6    1-3    1-2    0  3  3   0   8  4  1  0  2  28
24 Jennings, Milton.... *  4-8    0-1    2-2    1  3  4   3  10  1  1  2  1  21
31 Booker, Devin....... *  6-9    1-2    1-4    2  2  4   2  14  0  2  2  0  16
02 Fields, Carson......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  0  0  0   2
04 Hall, Rod...........    1-3    0-0    5-8    0  0  0   2   7  1  1  0  0  17
10 Baciu, Catalin......    4-10   0-0    1-1    2  4  6   3   9  0  4  1  0  15
15 Coleman, Devin......    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  1  1  0  0   8
21 Narcisse, Bryan.....    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   2   2  0  1  3  0  18
22 Sullivan, Bernard...    1-2    0-0    0-2    2  1  3   0   2  0  1  1  0  11
32 McDaniels, K.J......    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   2   1  0  1  2  0   9
   TEAM................                         1  1  2             1
   Totals..............   29-54   4-9   11-22  10 30 40  19  73 14 16 11  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 17-31 54.8%   2nd Half: 12-23 52.2%   Game: 53.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-5  60.0%   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 44.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  9-18 50.0%   Game: 50.0%    4


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HOME TEAM: The Citadel 1-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 MORABBI, Cosmo...... *  3-7    2-4    0-0    1  0  1   1   8  1  1  0  1  23
11 WRIGHT, DeVontae.... *  2-13   1-4    2-2    0  5  5   4   7  2  3  0  2  23
25 BRAY, C.J........... *  0-4    0-4    0-0    0  3  3   0   0  0  0  0  0  15
31 GROSELLE, Mike...... *  7-13   0-0    2-6    5  6 11   4  16  0  3  0  1  37
34 HOLSTON, Bo......... *  3-9    1-2    1-2    3  2  5   2   8  1  2  0  1  24
10 HARRIS III, Marshall    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   1   1  1  3  0  1  16
12 MOORE, Ashton.......    0-4    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  1  1  0  1  12
15 ROBERTSON, Jordan...    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   3   0  0  0  0  1   8
20 SMITH, Barry........    1-6    0-2    0-0    1  1  2   1   2  0  1  0  0  21
24 MILLER, Lawrence....    1-4    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   3  1  1  0  1  11
44 HORGAN, P.J.........    2-3    0-0    1-1    0  2  2   0   5  0  0  0  0  10
   TEAM................                         5  1  6             1
   Totals..............   19-63   5-19   7-13  16 22 38  18  50  7 16  0  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-26 30.8%   2nd Half: 11-37 29.7%   Game: 30.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  4-13 30.8%   Game: 26.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-6  66.7%   2nd Half:  3-7  42.9%   Game: 53.8%    4


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Officials: Ray Natilli, Ron Groover, Alan Spainhour
Technical fouls: Clemson Tigers-None. The Citadel-None.
Attendance: 5186
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Clemson Tigers................   39   34  -   73
The Citadel...................   21   29  -   50

Points in the paint-CU 41,CIT 20. Points off turnovers-CU 10,CIT 14.
2nd chance points-CU 13,CIT 9. Fast break points-CU 13,CIT 4.
Bench points-CU 23,CIT 13. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-CU 2nd-00:04, CIT 2nd-00:00.
Largest lead-CU by 33 2nd-05:33, CIT None.

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