#Clemson clips Owls’ wings in Charleston, 75-48 (AUDIO)

Point guard Nick Honor has scored in double figures for three straight games (Clemson University Athletic Communications)

Clemson made itself right at home at the TD Arena, Thursday, defeating Temple 75-58 in the first round of Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic. The Tigers opened the season on a three-game winning streak by defeating Presbyterian, Wofford and Bryant. But the neutral site contest against the Owls was Clemson’s first test away from the familiar surroundings of Littlejohn Coliseum. A test Clemson passed with ease.

The Tigers carried the momentum from a 56% 3-point shooting performance against Bryant with them to Charleston, knocking down 7 of their first 11 from behind the arc (64%), Thursday. Clemson (4-0) finished up hitting 11 of its 21 3-point shots.

After slow starts against Presbyterian and Wofford, Nick Honor got cooking early, scoring 14 of Clemson’s first 18 points. Honor finished with 19 points in a flawless shooting performance. The junior transfer was 7-7 from the field, 4-4 from long distance and made his only free throw attempt to complete a 3-point play. P.J. Hall joined Honor in double figures with 13 points on 6 of 11 shooting.

Clemson advances to play 22nd-ranked St. Bonaventure at 2:30 p.m., Friday. The winner of that matchup will earn a place in Sunday’s championship game.

Final Box

Brad Brownell and Nick Honor postgame press conference

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