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Scott Leads Tigers Over Winthrop, 78-61

Scott Leads Tigers Over Winthrop, 78-61

Dec 19, 2002

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ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) Edward Scott scored a game-high 24 points to lead Clemson to a 78-61 victory over Winthrop in a non-conference game Thursday night at the Civic Center of Anderson.

The Tigers have not been 6-0 since they started the 1995-96 season 11-0.

Scott, who has led Clemson in scoring in every game this season, was 4-for-5 from 3-point range, 8-for-10 from the free throw line, and had nine rebounds and four assists.

The Tigers tied a school record for 3-point percentage in a single game by making 8 of 10 from behind the arc.

Chey Christie added 15 points and eight assists for the Tigers.

Winthrop, 4-5 overall, is now 1-7 against Clemson and 1-27 all-time against Atlantic Coast Conference schools. Pierre Wooten led the Eagles with 14 points. Josh Grant had 12, and Sheldon Bailey 10.

At one point in the second half, Clemson scored on 24 of 30 possessions and shot 71 percent (15-21) from the field in the second half, finishing the game at 53 percent.

The Eagles, who trailed by eight points at halftime, never got closer than eight points in the second half.

After a tip-in by Grant gave Winthrop an 11-8 lead with 12:32 left in the half, the Tigers went on a tear in the next eight minutes, outscoring the Eagles 21-6 for a 29-17 lead.

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