24th ranked Clemson kept up its red hot shooting Tuesday night in blowing out Western Carolina at Littlejohn Coliseum 79-57. The Tigers shot 60% from the floor for the second straight game, the first time they’ve done that since 1981. It’s the fourth win of the season for the Tigers over a Southern Conference team as they improved to 11-2.
AUDIO: Oliver Purnell
The Tigers blew the game open by scoring 19 straight points over a seven minute stretch of the second half. Clemson led only by five with eight minutes to play before they went on their run. At the same time, the Catamounts went ice cold from the outside missing ten straight three pointers. They finished 7 of 30 from three point range. Trevor Booker led the Tigers with 31 points, one off his career high. He also had seven rebounds and four blocks.
AUDIO: Trevor Booker
Tanner Smith had 13 points for the Tigers while Demontez Stitt added 10 points and dished out eight assists. And Devin Booker contributed 10 points making all four of his shots, and he snared six rebounds. The Tigers blocked ten shots, had nine steals and forced 15 turnovers.
AUDIO: Demontez Stitt
The Catamounts fall to 10-2 with the loss, their first since falling to Texas to open the season. Clemson is off until December 29th when it plays host to SC State in its final game before opening ACC play January 3rd at Duke.