Basketball: Tigers Hold Off MSU Down The Stretch


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STARKVILLE, Miss.- Clemson escaped Starkville with an 84-82 victory Thursday evening at Humphrey Coliseum despite Mississippi State all-American candidate Jamont Gordon?s 11th career double-double effort.

K.C. Rivers' 3-pointer from the right wing with 1:11 remaining in the game gave the Tigers a 77-73 lead. Later, inside the final minute, freshman Demontez Stitt hit six straight free throws to keep the Bulldogs at arm's length.

For the game, Clemson shot 73 percent from the free throw line.

Gordon scored 23 points on a 7-of-16 effort from the floor to surpass the prestigious 1,000-career point mark, along with 12 rebounds. Fellow All-SEC, first-teamer Charles Rhodes recorded 13 points of his own in the losing effort, while sophomore standout Jarvis Varnado also claimed 12 rebounds and his second-straight six-block outing.

The Tigers were led by freshman guard Terrence Oglesby and junior Rivers who each scored 17 points on a collective 9-of-23 effort from the floor. As a team, Clemson was held to only 34 percent from the floor but took the advantage by attempting six more shots than the Bulldogs.

After losing the lead early in the first half, coach Rick Stansbury?s Bulldogs (1-1) went into halftime down 39-32. After a hard-fought second stanza, State was sparked by a Varnado jumper and stormed out to a 9-0 run to take a two-point lead. Soon after, however, the Tigers would respond with an 8-0 stretch of their own to regain the lead for the final time.

The loss breaks an eight-game home winning streak for Mississippi State.

Official Basketball Box Score

Clemson vs Mississippi State
11-15-07 7:00 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum (Starkville, Miss.)

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VISITORS: Clemson (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 Rivers, K.C......... f 5-14 3-4 4-4 3 4 7 2 17 1 3 0 3 30
40 Mays, James......... f 5-13 0-1 4-8 6 5 11 4 14 4 4 0 1 34
35 Booker, Trevor...... c 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 4 4 0 0 2 0 17
02 Stitt, Demontez..... g 0-9 0-2 8-8 1 1 2 2 8 3 5 0 1 26
25 Hammonds, Cliff..... g 5-11 2-5 1-2 3 3 6 1 13 5 0 0 2 35
12 Sykes, Raymond...... 2-6 0-0 0-2 2 1 3 2 4 0 0 1 1 15
15 Potter, David....... 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 11
22 Oglesby, Terrence... 4-9 3-7 6-9 1 0 1 1 17 1 0 0 0 19
32 Perry, Sam.......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
42 Powell, Julius...... 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
45 Grant, Jerai........ 1-1 0-0 3-3 0 1 1 3 5 0 1 0 0 10
TEAM................ 3 2 5
Totals.............. 24-70 8-21 28-38 21 21 42 22 84 14 13 3 9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-34 35.3% 2nd Half: 12-36 33.3% Game: 34.3% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-8 25.0% 2nd Half: 6-13 46.2% Game: 38.1% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 13-17 76.5% 2nd Half: 15-21 71.4% Game: 73.7% 4


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HOME TEAM: Mississippi State (1-1)
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
23 Rhodes, Charles..... f 7-12 0-0 3-7 2 4 6 3 17 1 2 4 0 25
32 Varnado, Jarvis..... c 3-7 0-0 1-2 6 6 12 5 7 0 4 6 0 27
11 Hansbrough, Ben..... g 1-4 1-4 3-4 0 2 2 4 6 3 1 0 1 37
22 Stewart, Barry...... g 3-10 2-6 4-4 1 5 6 5 12 2 4 0 2 36
44 Gordon, Jamont...... g 7-16 3-9 6-10 3 9 12 4 23 3 6 0 1 33
15 Benock, Riley....... 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
21 Johnson, Brian...... 4-4 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 2 10 0 1 0 0 19
25 Turner, Phil........ 2-6 1-2 0-2 3 1 4 3 5 1 1 0 0 15
45 Bailey, Elgin....... 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3
TEAM................ 3 2 5
Totals.............. 28-64 7-24 19-31 21 30 51 28 82 10 19 10 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-26 34.6% 2nd Half: 19-38 50.0% Game: 43.8% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-11 18.2% 2nd Half: 5-13 38.5% Game: 29.2% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 12-20 60.0% 2nd Half: 7-11 63.6% Game: 61.3% 6,1


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Officials: Karl Hess, Tom Eades, Mike Eades.
Technical fouls: Clemson-None. Mississippi State-TEAM.
Attendance: 9950
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Clemson....................... 39 45 - 84
Mississippi State............. 32 50 - 82
Actual attendance: 7,483. MSU has eight-game home win streak snapped. Jamont
Gordon posts 11th career double-double (13th career 20-point game).

Points in the paint-CU 30,MS 42. Points off turnovers-CU 18,MS 12.
2nd chance points-CU 14,MS 23. Fast break points-CU 7,MS 4.
Bench points-CU 28,MS 17. Score tied-6 times. Lead changed-14 times.
Last FG-CU 2nd-01:11, MS 2nd-00:00.
Largest lead-CU by 8 1st-09:18, MS by 3 2nd-05:33.
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Play-by-Play
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Play-by-Play
Clemson vs Mississippi State
11-15-07 7:00 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum (Starkville, Miss.)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Mississippi State TIME SCORE MAR VISITORS: Clemson
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19:35 0-2 V 2 GOOD! LAYUP by Mays, James [PNT]
19:08 FOUL by Booker, Trevor (P1T1)
17:59 0-4 V 4 GOOD! LAYUP by Hammonds, Cliff [PNT]
TURNOVR by Stewart, Barry 17:48
FOUL by Gordon, Jamont (P1T1) 17:45
GOOD! LAYUP by Gordon, Jamont [PNT] 17:26 2-4 V 2
17:12 2-6 V 4 GOOD! LAYUP by Mays, James [PNT]
TURNOVR by Gordon, Jamont 17:07
FOUL by Rhodes, Charles (P1T2) 16:33 2-7 V 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by Rivers, K.C.
16:33 2-8 V 6 GOOD! FT SHOT by Rivers, K.C.
GOOD! 3 PTR by Hansbrough, Ben 15:51 5-8 V 3
GOOD! DUNK by Rhodes, Charles [FB/PNT] 14:53 7-8 V 1
GOOD! JUMPER by Rhodes, Charles [PNT] 14:27 9-8 H 1
FOUL by Hansbrough, Ben (P1T3) 14:06
14:06 TIMEOUT MEDIA
14:06 9-9 T 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by Grant, Jerai
14:06 9-10 V 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by Grant, Jerai
GOOD! JUMPER by Johnson, Brian [PNT] 13:57 11-10 H 1
13:35 11-13 V 2 GOOD! 3 PTR by Oglesby, Terrence
FOUL by Rhodes, Charles (P2T4) 13:00
TURNOVR by Johnson, Brian 12:31
TURNOVR by Varnado, Jarvis 12:03
11:39 TURNOVR by Mays, James
TIMEOUT MEDIA 11:39
GOOD! JUMPER by Turner, Phil [PNT] 11:07 13-13 T 2
FOUL TECHNCL by the bench 10:25 13-14 V 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by Rivers, K.C.
10:25 13-15 V 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by Rivers, K.C.
10:21 13-17 V 4 GOOD! LAYUP by Hammonds, Cliff [PNT]
TURNOVR by Gordon, Jamont 10:09
10:04 TURNOVR by Rivers, K.C.
09:42 13-19 V 6 GOOD! JUMPER by Booker, Trevor [PNT]
09:30 FOUL by Booker, Trevor (P2T2)
TURNOVR by Varnado, Jarvis 09:29
09:18 13-21 V 8 GOOD! TIP-IN by Sykes, Raymond [PNT]
TURNOVR by Varnado, Jarvis 09:14
FOUL by Varnado, Jarvis (P1T5) 09:04 MISSED FT SHOT by Sykes, Raymond
09:04 MISSED FT SHOT by Sykes, Raymond
GOOD! FT SHOT by Stewart, Barry 08:54 14-21 V 7 FOUL by Grant, Jerai (P1T3)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Stewart, Barry 08:54 15-21 V 6
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 08:29 16-21 V 5 FOUL by Potter, David (P1T4)
MISSED FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 08:29
FOUL by Bailey, Elgin (P1T6) 08:12 16-22 V 6 GOOD! FT SHOT by Potter, David
08:12 16-23 V 7 GOOD! FT SHOT by Potter, David
GOOD! JUMPER by Gordon, Jamont [PNT] 08:02 18-23 V 5
07:35 FOUL by Grant, Jerai (P2T5)
TIMEOUT MEDIA 07:35
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 07:35 19-23 V 4
MISSED FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 07:35
GOOD! LAYUP by Bailey, Elgin [PNT] 07:33 21-23 V 2
07:17 21-25 V 4 GOOD! DUNK by Sykes, Raymond [PNT]
07:08 FOUL by Sykes, Raymond (P1T6)
FOUL by Stewart, Barry (P1T7) 06:46 MISSED FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
06:46 MISSED FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
MISSED FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 06:33 FOUL by Rivers, K.C. (P1T7)
MISSED FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 06:33
06:23 21-28 V 7 GOOD! 3 PTR by Rivers, K.C.
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 06:12 22-28 V 6 FOUL by Stitt, Demontez (P1T8)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 06:11 23-28 V 5
05:36 TURNOVR by Grant, Jerai
04:59 23-30 V 7 GOOD! LAYUP by Rivers, K.C. [FB/PNT]
TIMEOUT TEAM 04:53
04:37 TURNOVR by Stitt, Demontez
GOOD! 3 PTR by Turner, Phil 04:29 26-30 V 4
FOUL by Johnson, Brian (P1T8) 04:08 26-31 V 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by Stitt, Demontez
04:08 26-32 V 6 GOOD! FT SHOT by Stitt, Demontez
TURNOVR by Stewart, Barry 03:52
03:52 TIMEOUT MEDIA
03:44 26-34 V 8 GOOD! LAYUP by Mays, James [PNT]
MISSED FT SHOT by Hansbrough, Ben 03:27 FOUL by Rivers, K.C. (P2T9)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Hansbrough, Ben 03:27 27-34 V 7
MISSED FT SHOT by Turner, Phil 03:16 FOUL by Potter, David (P2T10)
MISSED FT SHOT by Turner, Phil 03:16
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 02:55 28-34 V 6 FOUL by Potter, David (P3T11)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gordon, Jamont 02:55 29-34 V 5
02:42 TURNOVR by Stitt, Demontez
MISSED FT SHOT by Varnado, Jarvis 02:14 FOUL by Sykes, Raymond (P2T12)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Varnado, Jarvis 02:14 30-34 V 4
TURNOVR by Gordon, Jamont 01:43
FOUL by Gordon, Jamont (P2T9) 01:43
FOUL by Turner, Phil (P1T10) 01:29 30-35 V 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
01:29 30-36 V 6 GOOD! FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
01:09 TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! FT SHOT by Stewart, Barry 00:48 31-36 V 5 FOUL by Oglesby, Terrence (P1T13)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Stewart, Barry 00:48 32-36 V 4
00:28 32-38 V 6 GOOD! JUMPER by Grant, Jerai [PNT]
FOUL by Bailey, Elgin (P2T11) 00:28 32-39 V 7 GOOD! FT SHOT by Grant, Jerai
TURNOVR by Hansbrough, Ben 00:02
FOUL by Hansbrough, Ben (P2T12) 00:02
00:01 TURNOVR by Stitt, Demontez
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Clemson 39, Mississippi State 32

1st period-only InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties Leads
Clemson 20 8 6 2 16 1 2
Mississippi State 14 6 7 2 9 1 2

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2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Mississippi State TIME SCORE MAR VISITORS: Clemson
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19:47 TURNOVR by Stitt, Demontez
19:47 FOUL by Stitt, Demontez (P2T1)
TURNOVR by Varnado, Jarvis 19:44
19:37 TURNOVR by Rivers, K.C.
GOOD! JUMPER by Rhodes, Charles [PNT] 19:21 34-39 V 5
19:06 TURNOVR by Mays, James
GOOD! JUMPER by Varnado, Jarvis [PNT] 18:54 36-39 V 3
FOUL by Varnado, Jarvis (P2T1) 18:34 36-40 V 4 GOOD! FT SHOT by Mays, James
18:34 MISSED FT SHOT by Mays, James
MISSED FT SHOT by Rhodes, Charles 17:50 FOUL by Booker, Trevor (P3T2)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Rhodes, Charles 17:50 37-40 V 3
17:40 37-42 V 5 GOOD! LAYUP by Rivers, K.C. [PNT]
TURNOVR by Gordon, Jamont 17:34
17:29 FOUL by Grant, Jerai (P3T3)
FOUL by Rhodes, Charles (P3T2) 16:51
16:15 TURNOVR by Mays, James
FOUL by Stewart, Barry (P2T3) 15:52
15:52 TIMEOUT MEDIA
GOOD! LAYUP by Stewart, Barry [PNT] 15:04 39-42 V 3
14:49 39-45 V 6 GOOD! 3 PTR by Hammonds, Cliff
TURNOVR by Rhodes, Charles 14:36
GOOD! LAYUP by Gordon, Jamont [PNT] 13:59 41-45 V 4
MISSED FT SHOT by Rhodes, Charles 13:36 FOUL by Hammonds, Cliff (P1T4)
MISSED FT SHOT by Rhodes, Charles 13:36
FOUL by Turner, Phil (P2T4) 12:56 41-46 V 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
12:56 MISSED FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
12:56 41-47 V 6 GOOD! FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
GOOD! DUNK by Rhodes, Charles [FB/PNT] 12:52 43-47 V 4
12:24 TURNOVR by Stitt, Demontez
TURNOVR by Rhodes, Charles 12:05
TURNOVR by Turner, Phil 11:48
11:48 TIMEOUT media
11:39 43-49 V 6 GOOD! JUMPER by Mays, James [PNT]
GOOD! FT SHOT by Hansbrough, Ben 11:24 44-49 V 5 FOUL by Booker, Trevor (P4T5)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Hansbrough, Ben 11:24 45-49 V 4
10:55 45-52 V 7 GOOD! 3 PTR by Oglesby, Terrence
GOOD! TIP-IN by Varnado, Jarvis [PNT] 10:30 47-52 V 5
FOUL by Varnado, Jarvis (P3T5) 10:17
GOOD! DUNK by Johnson, Brian [PNT] 09:34 49-52 V 3
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gordon, Jamont 09:03 52-52 T 3
08:54 TIMEOUT 30sec
08:46 TURNOVR by Mays, James
08:46 FOUL by Mays, James (P1T6)
GOOD! DUNK by Rhodes, Charles [PNT] 08:17 54-52 H 2
08:00 54-55 V 1 GOOD! 3 PTR by Oglesby, Terrence
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gordon, Jamont 07:46 57-55 H 2
07:26 57-58 V 1 GOOD! 3 PTR by Hammonds, Cliff
GOOD! 3 PTR by Stewart, Barry 07:12 60-58 H 2
06:47 60-60 T 4 GOOD! JUMPER by Oglesby, Terrence
06:35 FOUL by Mays, James (P2T7)
TIMEOUT MEDIA 06:35
MISSED FT SHOT by Rhodes, Charles 06:35
06:23 60-62 V 2 GOOD! LAYUP by Booker, Trevor [PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gordon, Jamont 06:11 63-62 H 1
GOOD! FT SHOT by Rhodes, Charles 05:33 64-62 H 2 FOUL by Mays, James (P3T8)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Rhodes, Charles 05:33 65-62 H 3
05:00 65-65 T 5 GOOD! 3 PTR by Rivers, K.C. [FB]
TURNOVR by Gordon, Jamont 04:33
04:30 65-67 V 2 GOOD! LAYUP by Hammonds, Cliff [FB/PNT]
FOUL by Hansbrough, Ben (P3T6) 04:30 65-68 V 3 GOOD! FT SHOT by Hammonds, Cliff
04:30 MISSED FT SHOT by Hammonds, Cliff
04:14 65-70 V 5 GOOD! JUMPER by Mays, James [PNT]
FOUL by Varnado, Jarvis (P4T7) 04:14 MISSED FT SHOT by Mays, James
GOOD! JUMPER by Varnado, Jarvis [PNT] 03:57 67-70 V 3
03:38 TURNOVR by Rivers, K.C.
TURNOVR by Stewart, Barry 03:20
03:20 TIMEOUT MEDIA
FOUL by Varnado, Jarvis (P5T8) 03:10 MISSED FT SHOT by Mays, James
GOOD! TIP-IN by Johnson, Brian [PNT] 02:56 69-70 V 1
02:46 TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! DUNK by Johnson, Brian [PNT] 02:23 71-70 H 1
FOUL by Johnson, Brian (P2T9) 02:09 71-71 T 6 GOOD! FT SHOT by Mays, James
02:09 71-72 V 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by Mays, James
TURNOVR by Gordon, Jamont 02:08
FOUL by Gordon, Jamont (P3T10) 02:08
FOUL by Hansbrough, Ben (P4T11) 01:45 71-73 V 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
01:45 71-74 V 3 GOOD! FT SHOT by Oglesby, Terrence
GOOD! FT SHOT by Johnson, Brian 01:30 72-74 V 2 FOUL by Mays, James (P4T9)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Johnson, Brian 01:30 73-74 V 1
01:11 73-77 V 4 GOOD! 3 PTR by Rivers, K.C.
TIMEOUT 30sec 01:01
TURNOVR by Stewart, Barry 00:43
FOUL by Stewart, Barry (P3T12) 00:43
00:43 TIMEOUT TEAM
FOUL by Gordon, Jamont (P4T13) 00:42 73-78 V 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by Mays, James
00:42 MISSED FT SHOT by Mays, James
GOOD! 3 PTR by Stewart, Barry 00:33 76-78 V 2
TIMEOUT 30sec 00:30
FOUL by Stewart, Barry (P4T14) 00:26 76-79 V 3 GOOD! FT SHOT by Stitt, Demontez
00:26 76-80 V 4 GOOD! FT SHOT by Stitt, Demontez
GOOD! JUMPER by Rhodes, Charles [PNT] 00:18 78-80 V 2
TIMEOUT 30sec 00:15
FOUL by Stewart, Barry (P5T15) 00:14 78-81 V 3 GOOD! FT SHOT by Stitt, Demontez
00:14 78-82 V 4 GOOD! FT SHOT by Stitt, Demontez
GOOD! JUMPER by Gordon, Jamont [PNT] 00:09 80-82 V 2
FOUL by Turner, Phil (P3T16) 00:07 80-83 V 3 GOOD! FT SHOT by Stitt, Demontez
00:07 80-84 V 4 GOOD! FT SHOT by Stitt, Demontez
GOOD! LAYUP by Rhodes, Charles [PNT] 00:00 82-84 V 2
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Clemson 84, Mississippi State 82

2nd period-only InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties Leads
Clemson 10 10 8 5 12 3 5
Mississippi State 28 6 16 2 8 1 5

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