No. 11 Xavier defeats Clemson 83-77 in Tire Pros tournament

Xavier's Edmond Sumner (4) and Tyrique Jones, back center, go after a loose ball against Clemson's Marcquise Reed, left, and Jaron Blossomgame (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Tire Pros Invitational tournament, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) J.P. Macura scored a career-high 28 points and Trevon Bluiett contributed 21 as No. 11 Xavier defeated Clemson 83-77 Friday in the second round of the Tire Pros Invitational.

Macura hit six 3-pointers and Bluiett sealed the win with two free throws in the final moments.

The Musketeers (3-0) held a comfortable lead for most of the second half before Clemson (3-1) surged within 63-62. Xavier, led by Malcolm Bernard, answered with six straight points to regain control.

Donte Grantham led five Clemson players in double figures with 21 points.