November 16, 1998
CLEMSON, S.C. – After starting the second half with just a one-point lead, Clemson quickly ended any suspense against Stetson.
The No. 24 Tigers opened the second half with a 20-0 run and cruised to a 66-39 victory Monday night.
Terrell McIntyre scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half for Clemson (2-0).
“I saw no difference in our play from the first and second halves, especially on the defensive end,” said Clemson coach Larry Shyatt. “I liked a lot of things. I especially liked the fact that the other team was struggling to score 25 points in a half.”
The Tigers shot only 31 percent in the first half, which ended with Clemson leading 23-22. But Clemson found the range in the second half, shooting 48 percent and scoring 43 points.
“The first half was something less than pretty for either team,” Stetson coach Murray Arnold said. “We had not scored efficiently in our first two games.”
Garrett Davis scored 11 points for Stetson (0-2), which shot only 25 percent from the field.
Shyatt said McIntyre gave the Tigers leadership as well as points.
“He was continuing to talk to his teammates about guarding, and he kept telling them that good things would happen, and they did,” Shyatt said.
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