No. 24 Clemson 70, Radford 37
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) _ No. 24 Clemson scored the first 17 points and held Radford to 23 percent shooting from the field to rout the Highlanders 70-37 Monday night.
All 12 players on the Clemson roster scored, led by Harold Jamison with 13.
The 37 points were the fewest ever scored by Radford. It was the seventh straight game Clemson (6-1) has held its opponent to 60 points or fewer, the school’s longest such streak since the 1945-46 season.
The Highlanders (3-2) missed their first nine shots as Clemson opened the game with a 17-0 run, led by Jamison’s eight points. It took Radford more than seven minutes to score its first point.
The Tigers, who finished fifth in last week’s Maui Classic in Hawaii, built a 36-13 lead and Radford never got closer than 19 the rest of the way.
Leslie Ballard hit a 3-pointer for Radford with 6:30 left to make it 56-37, but Clemson finished the game with a 14-0 run. Freshman guards Will Solomon and Dustin Braddick each scored five points in the closing spurt.
Clemson’s Terrell McIntyre scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half, and Tom Wideman finished with 11 points and eight rebounds.
Ryan Charles led Radford with 10 points.
The much bigger Clemson team opened the game in a zone defense, forcing the Highlanders to take outside shots. Radford was 2-for-15 from 3-point range in the first half and 4-for-30 for the game.