Grant Leads Tigers Over Charleston

Grant Leads Tigers Over Charleston

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Grant Leads Tigers Over Charleston

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Clemson picked up an impressive road win Wednesday night as they defeated College of Charleston 66-59. 

Demontez Stitt returned to action for the Tigers scoring eight points, pulling down six rebounds and handing out four assists in 29 minutes.

Jerai Grant continued his outstanding play for the Tigers.  Grant led the Tigers in scoring with 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.  The senior was also 9-9 from the free throw line including two with 11 seconds remaining to ice the victory.

Tanner Smith added 11 for the Tigers including three clutch free throws while Devin Booker added ten.

College of Charleston took a big lead early jumping out to an 11-0 lead.

Clemson went on a 10-0 run to take the lead 19-18.  The two teams kept the game close the rest of the half.  College of Charleston hit a three pointer in the final minute to take a 29-26 lead into the break.

The Cougars started the second half with a four point run to stretch the lead to seven.  Clemson stormed back with a 10-0 run to take the lead 36-33.  Tanner Smith hit two three pointers in that stretch.

The Tigers took the lead for good with 10:15 to go when Andre Young hit a free throw to put the Tigers up 47-46.  With 5:18 to go Demontez Stitt hit a layup to put the Tigers up 56-50.  College of Charleston closed to within three several times in the final minutes but couldn’t pull any closer.

Clemson shot 42 percent from the field and 85 percent from the line Wednesday night.

The Tigers moved to 8-4 on the season with the victory.  Clemson returns to action Monday night against Delaware State at Littlejohn.

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