Clemson’s pressure defense was too much for the Citadel as the Tiger’s cruised to a 73-50 victory Wednesday night in Charleston.
Devin Booker led the Tigers in scoring with 14 points. Tanner Smith and Milton Jennings also scored in double-figures with 11 and 10 respectively.
The Tigers shot 52 percent from the field including 40 percent from three. Clemson did struggle from the line shooting only 50 percent.
The Citadel struggled against Clemson’s pressure defense shooting only 29 percent from the field.
Devin Booker hit a layup with 11:55 to go in the half to put the Tigers up 11-3. The Citadel battled back to cut the lead to 11-8.
With 6:56 to go in the half Tanner Smith hit a jumper to put the Tigers up 22-12. Clemson outscored the Citadel 17-9 the rest of the way in the first half to build a 39-21 lead.
Bryan Narcisse dunked with 11:19 to go to stretch the lead to 55-26. The Tigers bench played significant minutes for the first time this season. T.J. Sapp and Rod Hall each poored in seven points for the Tigers.
With the win the Tigers moved to 2-0 on the season. Clemson will play College of Charleston Saturday night at Littlejohn.