Grant leads Clemson past Virginia 72-49Feb 20, 2010 - 11:04 PM By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press Writer
CLEMSON, S.C.(AP) -- 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 ACC.
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.
- NCAA BB
FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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VIRGINIA 22 27 49
CLEMSON 41 31 72 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: VIRGINIA - SYLVEN LANDESBERG 15, MIKE SCOTT 12,
SAMMY ZEGLINSKI 11
CLEMSON - JERAI GRANT 18, TREVOR BOOKER 14, MILTON
Feb 20 5:51 PM
- NCAA BB
CLEMSON 41 HALFTIME
Feb 20 4:56 PM
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