Clemson to play in Charleston Classic, Holmes sets new mark

Clemson to play in Charleston Classic, Holmes sets new mark

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Clemson to play in Charleston Classic, Holmes sets new mark

ORLANDO, Fla. — Prior to Thursday’s 95-78 victory over Davidson in the first round of the Tire Pros Invitational in Orlando, Florida, ESPN announced Clemson will be a part of the 2017 Gildan Charleston Classic field.

Slated to join Clemson in the event are Auburn, Dayton, Hofstra, Indiana State, Ohio, Old Dominion and Temple.

Holmes has a new mark. Avry’s Holmes’ 22 points were his high as a Tiger, and his six rebounds were a career high as well. Also, the senior fueled Clemson to its highest-scoring performance in the Brad Brownell era.

Clemson’s 95 points were the most by the program since scoring 102 against Winthrop on Nov. 23, 2009.

Holmes’ team-high 22 points was efficient, hitting 4-of-7 long range shots. Clemson showcased its balance, with all five starters in double figures. Jaron Blossomgame added 17 and Gabe DeVoe chipped in 16 for the Tigers.

Other notes: The Tigers’ win was their second over Davidson in a regular season tournament in the last four years (2013 Charleston Classic) … Clemson had five players with at least 12 points, a first since 2008 against Florida State in double overtime … Sidy Djitte matched a career high with eight made free throws … Grantham tied a career high with eight rebounds … Grantham needs one three-point goal to reach 100 for his career.

–Staff Reports

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