McDaniels' 20 leads Clemson past Temple 72-58
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 04:28:01 GMT —
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- K.J. McDaniels had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks to help Clemson overcome a 12-point deficit and defeat Temple 72-58 to finish the opening round of the Charleston Classic on Thursday night.
Rod Hall had 13 points, including two three-point plays to help the Tigers (4-0) build a 62-55 lead with 3:53 to go. Sophomore center Landry Nnoko had career highs with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
Clemson will next meet Davidson on Friday with the winner ending up in Sunday night's championship. Temple (1-3) will take on Georgia, which lost to the Wildcats earlier Thursday.
Will Cummings led Temple with 20 points and Quenton DeCosey had 15, just three of those in the second half as Clemson took control with a 16-5 run to lead 67-56 in the final three minutes.
The Owls led 32-20 in the opening half, but Clemson closed the period with an 11-2 run.