CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Terrell McIntyre tied a career high 29 points to lead Clemson to a 78-45 victory over Florida State in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.
In two games against FSU this season, McIntyre scored a total of 56 points. He set his career high of 29 against FSU on Feb. 17, 1996.
Clemson (14-11, 3-9) limited FSU to 30 percent shooting (17-56) from the field Sunday.
McIntyre scored seven 3-point goals in the game to raise his season total against the Seminoles (12-12, 5-7) to 15, the most by a Clemson player against an ACC team in a single season.
“Terrell had terrific focus today,” Tigers coach Larry Shyatt said. “When they chose to press, he made decisions quickly. I always feel good about Boogie. I find it humorous that some have tried to discredit him for trying too hard.”
McIntyre also had four assists and three steals for the Tigers. Harold Jamison added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson – 12 in the second half – and Tom Wideman added 12 points and 12 rebounds. It was the first time in their 119-game careers that Jamison and Wideman managed to record double-doubles in the same game.
The 33-point margin of victory was the second highest in Clemson history in an ACC game. The record is 34 points against Duke (100-66) in 1975.
“They practiced and played like a team that wanted to get better,” Shyatt said. “It was a pleasure watching them guard for long periods of time today.”
Florida State was led by Damous Anderson with 13 points.
The game was basically over at halftime with Clemson leading 39-17. The Seminoles did manage to get within 18 midway through the second half, but then Clemson went on a 24-9 run to close out the game.
FSU scored on just eight of 41 possessions in the first half and scored just six field goals. During one 12-minute stretch in the first half, the Seminoles scored just one field goal – a 3-pointer by Ron Hale.
The Seminoles shot just 21 percent from the field in the first half and got out rebounded 28-17 by the Tigers.
McIntyre outscored the Seminoles by himself in the first half. He was 4-for-8 from 3-point range on his way to 18 points in the first 20 minutes.
“We’ve got to do a little gut check and re-evaluate where we are,” Florida State coach Steve Robinson said. “We’ve got a lot of basketball left and a lot of basketball left in our guys. We’ve got to reach down and get it. We’ve got to fight.”
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