Clemson 72, Virginia 49
Jerai Grant tied a career best with 18 points on 8 of 9 shooting
as Clemson beat Virginia 72-49 on Saturday.
The Tigers (19-7, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed
in this one, finishing a three-game homestand perfect to state
their case for an NCAA bid and move back into the top half of the
Clemson shot 51.9 percent and made 12 of 13 free throws.
The freefall continues for Virginia (14-11, 5-7), who lost its
fourth game in seven days and is 2-6 since first-year coach Tony
Bennett opened with three ACC wins in a row.
The Cavaliers shot just 35 percent from the field, were 2 of 13
on 3-pointers and put up at least five airballs. It was the fourth
straight game they’ve shot under 38 percent overall.