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  by - Correspondent - Saturday, February 16, 2002 6:32 PM
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RALEIGH, N.C. - Clemson's up and down play took another downward turn
Saturday in Raleigh.


Anthony Grundy scored 23 points and N.C. State's league-best scoring defense
throttled Clemson's offense in an 83-54 Wolfpack victory. The win improves
State to 19-7 overall (8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), while the Tigers fall
to 12-14 (3-10).


After combining for 60 points in Wednesday's 118-115 double overtime win over
Wake Forest, Clemson guards Ed Scott and Tony Stockman were held to just 15
points Saturday. The Tigers were 1-of-12 on 3-point attempts, and shot just
38 percent from the floor for the game.


State's defense was especially physical where Scott was concerned, often
dropping a post player off on the junior point guard in a double-team to stop
his penetration. Scott picked himself up from the floor on more than one
occasion, and was forced out of the game for a time after an N.C. State
player delivered an elbow to his mouth, causing a bloody lip.


"He got knocked pretty good," said Clemson head coach Larry Shyatt. "
I was disappointed they just happen to miss that call."


Meanwhile, the Wolfpack put the game away with a barrage of 3-point baskets
in the second half, cruising to their largest season victory total since Jim
Valvano's 1989 team went 20-7.


"There are no other teams in this league except (Georgia) Tech that have their post
players not only playing on the three-point line but shooting the ball," said Shyatt.


Chris Hobbs led Clemson with 13 points.


State's Ilian Evtimov had 18 points in support of Grundy.


BOX SCORE

Clemson (12-14; ACC: 3-9)	 20 	 34 	54
No Carolina St (19-7; ACC: 8-4)	 35 	 48 	83

Clemson
PLAYER       	MIN	FGM-A	FTM-A	OFF	REB	AST	PF	PTS
T. Stockman     28	2-10	3-4	1	7	1	1	7
E. Scott        35	3-11	2-3	1	3	5	2	8
R. Henderson    24	2-5	1-2	2	8	0	2	5
J. McKnight     17	2-5	2-2	1	2	0	1	7
C. Hobbs        26	5-9	3-4	1	3	1	4	13
T. Nagys        8	0-2	0-0	1	3	0	2	0
S. Allen        3	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0	0
S. Ford         19	2-2	0-0	0	1	0	3	4
O. Babalola     12	2-3	1-2	0	0	0	1	5
C. Christie     23	2-5	1-4	2	2	2	2	5
D. Clifton      5	0-0	0-1	0	0	0	0	0
Totals       	200	20-52	13-22	9	29	9	18	54
                  	.385	.591	 
TEAM REBS: 1
TURNOVERS: 14 (Hobbs 3, Clifton 2, Scott 2, Christie, Ford, Mcknight, 
Nagys, R Henderson, Stockman)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 2 (R Henderson, Ford)
STEALS: 8 (Scott 3, R Henderson 2, Stockman 2, Christie)
3-PT FGS: 1-12, .083 (Stockman 0-6, Scott 0-1, Mcknight 1-1, Babalola 0-1, Christie 0-3)

No Carolina St
PLAYER      	MIN	FGM-A	FTM-A	OFF	REB	AST	PF	PTS
A. Grundy       33	10-19	0-0	2	7	1	3	23
A. Miller       28	2-9	2-2	0	1	3	3	8
J. Hodge        27	2-4	2-2	2	4	4	3	8
J. Powell       20	2-5	4-4	0	3	1	2	8
M. Melvin       21	3-5	3-3	1	4	4	3	12
M. Bell         1	0-1	1-2	1	1	0	0	1
I. Evtimov      31	4-6	7-8	2	6	5	2	18
B. Keeter       1	0-0	0-0	0	0	0	0	0
W. Roach        1	1-1	0-0	0	0	0	0	2
S. Sherrill     16	0-3	0-0	0	1	1	1	0
C. Crawford     15	1-2	0-0	1	4	1	2	3
J. Collins      6	0-2	0-0	0	1	1	1	0
Totals       	200	25-57	19-21	9	32	21	20	83
                     	.439	.950	 
TEAM REBS: 8
TURNOVERS: 14 (Grundy 4, Crawford 3, Powell 3, Evtimov, Hodge, Melvin, Miller)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 2 (Powell 2)
STEALS: 8 (Grundy 2, Crawford, Evtimov, Hodge, Melvin, Miller, Powell)
3-PT FGS: 14-31, .452 (Grundy 3-6, Miller 2-9, Hodge 2-3, Powell 0-1, 
Melvin 3-4, Bell 0-1, Evtimov 3-4, Sherrill 0-2, Crawford 1-1)

Technicals: None
Attendance: 16,769 

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