Clemson gets defensive in exhibition win Saturday


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Pos: G   Height: 6-1   Weight: 205   Hometown: Augusta, GA (Lucy C. Laney HS)  
Years Played: 2011 - 2014

CLEMSON, S.C. — The men’s basketball team held Anderson to just eight field goals and a .157 shooting percentage in Clemson’s 62-36 exhibition victory in Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday. The Tigers held the Trojans without a field goal for a 16:37 stretch that spanned the break, and saw the defense force 19 straight misses.

Senior guard Rod HallRod Hall
Sr. Guard
#12 6-1, 205
Augusta, GA

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and junior Jordan RoperJordan Roper
Jr. Guard
#20 6-0, 165
Columbia, SC

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each tallied 12 points in the win, which included two three-pointers for each player. At one point, Hall scored nine straight points for the Tigers, burying a pair of three-pointers and completing a traditional three-point play, keying a run that ended in a 24-point advantage for the Tigers.

Jaron BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame
RS So. Forward
#5 6-7, 215
Alpharetta, GA

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had nine points and a game-high 13 rebounds, while Landry NnokoLandry Nnoko
Jr. Center
#35 6-10, 255
Montverde, FL

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had seven points and eight boards. Clemson finished plus-14 on the glass, and scored 17 second chance points on 21 offensive boards.

The Tigers overcame a bit of a slow start, heating up significantly toward the final 10 minutes of the opening half of play. Roper reached double figures on his second made three-pointer late in the half, and Damarcus HarrisonDamarcus Harrison
Sr. Guard
#21 6-4, 205
Greenwood, SC

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put an exclamation point on the 17-1 run with a 30-foot shot that beat the final buzzer.

In the second, Clemson actually missed its first 15 shot attempts until Nnoko converted a layup inside with under seven minutes to play. The basket opened wide from that point, as Hall sprung to life with a pair of three-point goals to stretch the advantage.

The Tigers open the regular season Friday, Nov. 14 against Florida A&M in a 7 p.m. tipoff from Littlejohn. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-CLEMSON or ordering online at ClemsonTigers.com.


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Official Basketball Box Score
Anderson vs Clemson
11/8/14 5:00 PM at Clemson, SC (Littlejohn Coliseum)


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VISITORS: Anderson
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
50 FAUST, Steven....... c 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 4 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 22
03 McGOWAN, DJ......... g 1-7 0-1 1-2 4 3 7 1 3 0 2 0 0 26
04 JACKSON, Nick....... g 1-6 1-3 0-0 2 3 5 0 3 1 1 0 2 27
15 JONES, Myson........ g 3-12 2-8 7-8 1 4 5 4 15 0 5 0 1 30
23 ADEKAMBI, Alani..... g 1-10 0-2 2-4 1 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 26
05 FIELDS, Tre'........ 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
12 HOWARD, Maurice..... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 13
22 TAYLOR, Rakish...... 0-2 0-0 2-4 3 1 4 4 2 0 1 1 1 17
31 DAVIS, Lex.......... 1-5 1-1 1-1 1 3 4 1 4 0 3 0 1 17
32 McCLAIN, Matthew.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
33 GREISEN, Alex....... 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
34 DARGAN, Tony........ 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 11
41 HENRY, Kendall...... 1-2 0-1 1-2 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 4
TEAM................ 2 1 3
Totals.............. 8-51 4-19 16-24 16 24 40 23 36 2 16 2 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 3-20 15.0% 2nd Half: 5-31 16.1% Game: 15.7% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-9 22.2% 2nd Half: 2-10 20.0% Game: 21.1% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 9-12 75.0% 2nd Half: 7-12 58.3% Game: 66.7% 2


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HOME TEAM: Clemson
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
05 BLOSSOMGAME, Jaron.. f 2-6 1-2 4-5 7 6 13 2 9 3 1 1 0 30
15 GRANTHAM, Donte..... f 3-11 2-8 0-0 1 3 4 3 8 0 3 1 1 29
35 NNOKO, Landry....... c 2-5 0-0 3-4 2 6 8 3 7 0 1 2 0 24
12 HALL, Rod........... g 3-8 2-6 4-5 2 6 8 3 12 2 2 1 0 25
21 HARRISON, Damarcus.. g 1-3 1-2 2-4 0 1 1 0 5 1 4 0 1 18
00 ROOKS, Patrick...... 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4
01 AJUKWA, Austin...... 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 4 2 2 1 0 1 18
10 DeVOE, Gabe......... 0-4 0-3 0-4 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 11
20 ROPER, Jordan....... 4-14 2-7 2-2 0 1 1 4 12 1 1 0 0 21
33 SMITH, Josh......... 0-2 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
44 McGILLAN, Riley..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
50 DJITTE, Sidy........ 2-2 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 2 4 0 0 1 0 14
TEAM................ 2 1 3 1
Totals.............. 19-60 9-31 15-24 21 33 54 26 62 11 15 7 4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-37 32.4% 2nd Half: 7-23 30.4% Game: 31.7% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 6-20 30.0% 2nd Half: 3-11 27.3% Game: 29.0% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 7-7 100 % 2nd Half: 8-17 47.1% Game: 62.5% 5


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Officials: Jamie Luckie, Jerry Heater, Sean Casady
Technical fouls: Anderson-None. Clemson-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Anderson...................... 17 19 - 36
Clemson....................... 37 25 - 62
Exhibition

Points in the paint-AU 4,CU 16. Points off turnovers-AU 8,CU 11.
2nd chance points-AU 8,CU 17. Fast break points-AU 0,CU 2.
Bench points-AU 11,CU 21. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-2 times.
Last FG-AU 2nd-01:05, CU 2nd-00:28.
Largest lead-AU by 3 1st-15:32, CU by 28 2nd-02:08.
AU led for 02:42. CU led for 32:29. Game was tied for 04:46.

Tags: Rod Hall, Damarcus Harrison, Jaron Blossomgame, Jordan Roper, Landry Nnoko
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