Clemson 80, Florida A&M 57

Freshman Jordan Roper ignited a second-half surge on Saturday
night as Clemson returned from final exams with an 80-57 win over
Florida A&M.

Roper scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half. He hit 6 of
8 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

Clemson (6-3), which scored the first nine points of the second
half and led by as many as 31, hit 13 of its first 18 field goals
after the break.

A week removed from a 66-54 loss to No. 8 Arizona, Clemson shot
52.6 percent from the field (30 for 57), including 65.2 percent (15
of 23) in the second half after an irregular first half in which
the Tigers shot 44.1 percent (15 of 34).

Adonis Filer contributed 14 points off the bench. Devin Booker
had 12 points and K.J. McDaniels 11 for Clemson. Milton Jennings
contributed 11 rebounds and Rod Hall had 10 assists for the
Tigers.

Junior guard Reggie Lewis scored 26 points, including 6 of 8
from 3-point range, for the Rattlers (4-7), who saw their
three-game winning streak end. Muhammad Abdul-Aleem added 12
points, but no other Florida A&M starter scored.

Lewis’ teammates were 0 for 14 from 3-point range and the
Rattlers combined to shoot 31.8 percent overall (21 for 66).
Clemson also commanded the boards 49-32.

The Tigers now have a 27-1 record against teams from the
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. It was Clemson’s first game
against Florida A&M in 26 seasons.