Dec 2, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT
K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points and Rod Hall had 15 more to lead Clemson over South Carolina, 64-55, in the intrastate battle for the Palmetto State Sunday afternoon.
On a day that has been without any Top 25 games, the Tigers-Gamecocks match-up provided one of the more noteworthy storylines of the early set of games.
Clemson, now 5-2, forced 19 turnovers and was +15 in free throw attempts to get the win over Frank Martin’s team.
The Tigers led by just one point at halftime, but a 13-2 run by Clemson in the early part of the second half expanded the lead to eight points with just over 11 minutes to play.
South Carolina, which shot just 35 percent from the floor, had three scorers in double figures. Brenton Williams (16 points), Bruce Ellington (12 points), and Mindaugas Kacinas (10 points) all came off the bench, but played starter’s minutes.
The Gamecocks fall to 5-3 and have lost two games in a row.
- Coach K: ACC will be ‘best conference in the history of the game’ 2
- Bringing in ex-Gator Cody Larson worth the risk South Dakota State 0
- FBI: San Diego point-shaving scandal netted ‘more than $120,000′ 2
- Pressure mounting on Texas head coach Rick Barnes? 0
- Former Memphis forward Tarik Black will spend senior year at Kansas 2
- Report: Baylor coach told Griner not to talk about her sexuality (13)
- Report: Kevin Stallings blocks Sheldon Jeter’s transfer to Pitt (5)
- Kentucky phenoms choose 2013-14 preparation over other possibilities (4)
- Duke signee Semi Ojeleye named Parade Magazine Player of the Year (3)
- Steven Pearl, BBQ jokes and a Tennessee radio ad (3)
- Watch LIVE: Sharks-Kings, Game 5
- PHT: Wings push Hawks to brink of elimination
- PHT: Kreider keeps Rangers alive | Highlights
- PBT: Hibbert says Battier's knee to groin intentional
- OlyTalk: Lochte says Phelps will return soon
- CSN: Francona returns to Boston | Legacy?
- Posnanski: Hornets more than a name to Charlotte