Clemson 60 - Wake Forest 44
The Tigers started their first conference win streak of the 2013 season tonight, taking down a poor shooting Wake Forest team, and holding them to a season low of points in both halves. Player of the game was K.J. McDaniels who had an almost monster game with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 7 blocks(!). The Tigers defense forced 11 turnovers and blocked 11 Demon Deacon Shots. Brad Brownell's defense came to play the past two games and produced the first back to back conference games that Clemson has held teams under 45 points. Also, another stat that should interest you: When Brownell's team hold opponents under 50 points, the Tigers are 19-1. Anyone who says that this guy isn't the right coach for us seems to miss the point that he is a winner.
Other players of note from this game: Devin Booker added 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks, and Adonis Filer came off the bench adding 13 points (4-6 FG made, 1-2 for the 3). Milton Jennings added 5 points for the night, but had to leave the court for a potential concussion after being knocked to the ground by Nnoko.
Good win overall, this game is a good win leading into the weekend vs NCSU in Raleigh this Saturday, and it will be interesting to see the Wolfpack attacking offense versus our stout (of recent) defense. If we hold NC State to 24.6% shooting (2nd lowest Clemson has held a team ever) we should be able to count it as a win.