Avry Holmes scored 22 points, Jaron Blossomgame added 17 and Clemson defeated Davidson 95-78 on Thursday morning in the opening game of the Tire Pros Invitational. The 95 points were the most points Clemson has scored in 196 games under coach Brad Brownell.

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Peyton Aldridge scored 22 points for Davidson (1-1), which went 11 for 40 from 3-point range. Jack Gibbs, who was sixth nationally in scoring at 23.7 points per game, made his season debut after recovering from a left shoulder issue and scored 18 for the Wildcats.

Both teams appeared to be ready for the 11 a.m. scheduled tip-off, but after the midway point in the first half it was dominated by the Tigers. Clemson ended the half on an 18-6 run, going into the break with a 47-34 lead after Davidson’s 3-point game went icy cold. After starting the game 6 for 10 from 3-point range, the Wildcats missed their next 16 tries from beyond the arc and trailed by double-digits the rest of the way.

The first 20 points of the game all came from 3-pointers (four by Davidson, two by Clemson) or the foul line. The poor-shooting definitely affected the Wildcats as they grabbed an impressive 20 offensive rebounds, but couldn’t do much with the extra possessions.

Clemson will advance to the semifinals of the Tire Pros Invitational and take on the winner of #11 Xavier and Missouri. Davidson will move on to the loser’s bracket and play the loser of that same contest.

Box Score

Clemson

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
J. BlossomgameF 6-16 1-4 4-5 2 4 6 2 1 1 0 3 17
D. GranthamF 5-8 2-5 0-0 1 7 8 4 2 1 3 1 12
S. DjitteC 2-3 0-0 8-12 3 3 6 1 1 2 2 4 12
A. HolmesG 6-12 4-7 6-7 1 5 6 3 2 0 1 3 22
G. DeVoeG 6-8 2-4 2-2 0 1 1 4 3 0 1 1 16
BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
L. RobertinC 2-2 0-0 1-1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5
M. ReedG 2-5 0-1 5-5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 9
R. McGillanG 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. DavisG 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. SpencerG 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
TEAM 30-58 9-22 26-32 9 23 32 16 9 4 8 19 95
51.7% 40.9% 81.3%

Davidson

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
W. MagarityF 2-5 0-2 2-2 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 4 6
P. AldridgeF 7-16 2-8 6-8 2 6 8 1 0 0 2 2 22
R. ReigelG 2-6 0-4 2-2 2 1 3 5 0 0 2 4 6
J. GibbsG 7-18 2-6 2-2 1 2 3 4 1 0 4 5 18
J. GudmundssonG 4-8 2-6 1-1 4 3 7 1 1 0 1 0 11
BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
D. KovacevicF 1-4 1-3 0-0 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 3
A. McAuliffeF 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 0
N. EkwuF 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 5 0
O. MichelsenF 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. WatkinsG 4-8 4-8 0-0 1 2 3 4 0 0 1 2 12
K. PritchettG 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
TEAM 27-68 11-40 13-16 20 22 42 19 3 2 16 25 78
39.7% 27.5% 81.3%

 

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