CLEMSON, S.C. — PJ Hall (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) put together a career night with 22 points and eight rebounds in a 76-68 Clemson University men’s basketball win over in-state foe Wofford on Friday night.
The Tigers (2-0) led 71-68 with 19 seconds left when a loose ball bounced to Al-Amir Dawes (Newark, N.J./The Patrick School) and he poured in his fourth 3-pointer to help seal the victory. Dawes finished with 13 points and five rebounds, while Hunter Tyson (Monroe, N.C./Piedmont) (12 points) and Nick Honor (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland) (11 points) also finished in double figures.
Clemson handled the Terriers (1-1) in the opening stanza and led 39-31 at the break and withstood a 16-2 Wofford run in the second half in which the Terriers took a 52-49 lead with 12:01 left in regulation.
The game remained close over nearly the last 10 minutes of regulation, with the Tigers holding onto a one point advantage three times, including one tied score. With the game knotted up at 66-all, Hall scored six of the Tigers’ final 10 points.
Dawes’ three with 19 seconds remaining was followed up by a David Collins (Youngstown, Ohio/First Love Christian Academy) dunk to put the exclamation point on the victory.
Honor finished the game with a game-leading and career-high five steals and game-high four assists. Naz Bohannon (Lorain, Ohio/Lorain) finished with five points and seven rebounds off the Tiger bench.
The Tigers limited the sharp shooting Terriers to a dismal 5-for-23 from 3-point range.
Clemson returns to Littlejohn Coliseum on Monday, Nov. 15 when it plays Bryant at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on RSN.
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