Defense drives Clemson to second straight ACC win
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:24:25 GMT —
CLEMSON, S.C. (WACH/AP) -- K.J. McDaniels scored 14 points and had career highs with nine rebounds and seven blocks to lead Clemson to its fourth straight win over Wake Forest 60-44 on Tuesday night.
The Tigers (10-6, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) held the Demon Deacons to their lowest point total this season as McDaniels led an aggressive defensive attack that held Wake Forest's two leading scorers in C.J. Harris and Travis McKie to 20 points -- 11 points below their combined average coming in.
McDaniels now has 36 blocks on the season, a season record for a Clemson player 6-6 or shorter. His seven blocks were also the most by any ACC player in a game this season.
Adonis Filer scored 13 points and Devin Booker added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers. Clemson, second in the ACC in points given up, held their second straight league opponent to 44 points.
McKie led the Demon Deacons (9-7, 2-2) with 12 points, but struggled against Clemson's inside defense and was just 4-of-13 shooting. Wake Forest shot under 25 percent (15 of 61).