Clemson was pretty super on Super Sunday blowing out overmatched Wake Forest 64-37 at Littlejohn Coliseum. It’s the Tigers’ second straight win and improves their record to 13-8 and 3-5 in the ACC. Their winning streak over Wake Forest now stands at six.
This game practically was over ten minutes in as the Tigers built a 21-7 lead and never looked back as the the lead never dropped under double digits the rest of the way.
Brad Brownell was proud of his teams’ defensive effort for 40 minutes. The Tigers held Wake Forest to 23.7% shooting while forcing 16 turnovers and blocking 10 shots. The 37 points allowed are the fewest points allowed this season by the Tigers.
Isaiah Thomas was the offensive stalwart for the Tigers recording his 17th career double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. He was the primary reason the Tigers scored 34 points in the pain, and he was the only Tiger to score in double figures.
Clemson’s backcourt of Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell combined for 15 points but made just 6 of 17 shots and only 1 three-pointer. Reed, the team’s leading scorer at over 19 points per game, had just nine points, his lowest scoring output in an ACC game this season.
The Tigers are back in action Wednesday night at Georgia Tech.
Brad Brownell postgame press conference
Elijah Thomas postgame press conference