October 21, 2014

Clemson uses big first half to fight past Furman (AUDIO)

Bernard Sullivan had six of Clemson’s 28 points off the bench in win over Furman

By: Brian Rauf

The Clemson Tigers used a 41-24 first half, including a 16-1 run, to boost out in front and cruised to the finish line for a 72-55 victory over the Furman Paladins.  The Tigers turned Furman over 16 times during the game, holding a 29-5 advantage in points off turnovers, and shot a shade under 50% from the field.

Senior Devin Booker led the Tigers with 15 points running into first half foul trouble.  Furman was led in scoring by Stephen Croone, who finished with 15 as well.  The Paladins were hurt on the bench, however, as the Tiger reserves outscored them by a 28-4 margin.

Clemson improves to 2-0 on the season while Furman falls to 1-2.  The Tigers next game will be against #19 Gonzaga in the first round of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, FL on Thursday, November 22.  The Paladins face Brevard at home in their next contest on Monday, November 19.

To listen to what Clemson head coach Brad Brownell had to say about the game, click on the link below.

AUDIO: Brad Brownell with Pete Yannity [6:30]

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