Clemson dominates 2nd half to win at Wake Forest 76-62
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Jaron Blossomgame had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help Clemson beat Wake Forest 76-62 on Tuesday night.
Jordan Roper scored all 16 of his points after halftime for the Tigers (14-8, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who took control in the second half to erase an eight-point halftime deficit and gradually pull away in the final 9 1/2 minutes for a league road win.
The Tigers shot 55 percent and made 21 of 23 free throws en route to scoring 56 second-half points, showing far more energy and a greater attacking mindset than they did while managing just 20 points in the first 20 minutes.
Bryant Crawford had 13 points for the Demon Deacons (10-12, 1-9), who shot 42 percent and missed 10 free throws - each one looming larger as the Tigers began to stretch out their lead to double figures in the final 4 minutes.