Nov. 17, 2006
Photo Gallery (courtesy of Mark Crammer)
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -K.C. Rivers came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points, leading Clemson to a 79-49 win over Appalachian State on Friday night.
The Tigers (5-0), playing their fifth game in seven days, showed little fatigue, scoring the first 11 points.
Clemson shot 67 percent from the field in the first half, while the Mountaineers (1-1) shot just 21 percent, making just five baskets to trail 39-13 at the break.
The Tigers had 46 rebounds – 14 more than Appalachian State – and scored 44 points in the paint compared to 20 points inside for the Mountaineers.
Clemson’s 30-point final margin was its biggest lead of the game.
Rivers made nine of his 13 shots, including six of nine 3-pointers. The sophomore reserve is the only Tiger to score in double-figures in all five of Clemson’s games.
Trevor Booker scored 15 points and Vernon Hamilton added 13 points, four assists, and three steals for the Tigers.
D.J. Thompson led Appalachian State with 14 points and six rebounds, while Nathan Cranford added 11 points.
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