Clemson Downs Cavaliers 72-49
CLEMSON, S.C. – Jerai Grant tied a career best with 18 points on 8 of 9 shooting from the field as Clemson beat Virginia 72-49 on Saturday.
The Tigers (19-7, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed in the game, finishing a three-game homestand a perfect 3-0 and moving back into the top half of the ACC.
Trevor Booker finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers, and Milton Jennings added 11 points. Jennings made all four of his field goal attempts, including one from three-point range, and both of his free throw attempts.
Clemson shot 51.9 percent (27-52) from the field, including 35.3 percent (6-17) from three-point range, and made 12 of 13 free throws (92.3 percent). The Tigers out-rebounded Virginia 34-31.
The loss was the fifth in a row for Virginia (14-11, 5-7), which lost its fourth game in eight days and is 2-7 in the conference since opening ACC play with three consecutive wins.
The Cavaliers shot 35 percent (21-60) from the field, including just 15.4 percent (2-13) from three-point range. It was the fifth consecutive game Virginia has shot under 38 percent from the field.
Mike Scott led UVa with 14 points and Sylven Landesberg scored 13 points, had six rebounds and three assists. Sammy Zeglinski scored 11 points and tied his career high with eight rebounds to lead the Cavaliers in that department.