Clemson freshman guard Al-Amir Dawes dished out six assists in the Tigers’ 87-65 win over Detroit, Sunday.
(Melina Alberti/Clemson University Athletic Communications)

Clemson’s Aamir Simms made 7 of his 10 shots for 19 points and snagged 8 rebounds to lift the Tigers over the Detroit Mercy Titans 87-65 at Littlejohn Coliseum, Sunday. Sophomore forward Hunter Tyson led Clemson with 20 points off the bench. Tyson found the range from behind the 3-point line, knocking down half of his ten shots from behind the arc. Freshman Al-Amir Dawes directed the offense from point guard, leading the Tigers with six assists and senior guard Tevin Mack scored 18 points.

Head coach Brad Brownell liked the way his club moved the ball and created balanced scoring, “We’ll take that. 20, 19 and 18 points by three different players. That’s a pretty good day for us.”

Clemson’s defense limited Detroit to just 32% shooting overall and 29% from the 3-point line. The Tigers forced 18 Titans’ turnovers and turned them into 32 points.

The Tigers (3-1) return to action at Littlejohn Coliseum, Thursday, playing host to Alabama A&M at 7 p.m.

Final stats

Brad Brownell postgame press conference