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Clemson dominates Temple 75-48

The Tigers open play in the Charleston Classic with an impressive win over the Temple Owls.
Credit: WCSC

CHARLESTON, S.C. — CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Nick Honor scored 19 points on a perfect shooting night and Clemson (4-0) pulled away with a big surge surrounding halftime to defeat Temple 75-48 in the Charleston Classic. 

The Tigers earned a date with No. 22 St. Bonaventure in the semifinals on Friday. Clemson was up two with less than five minutes to go in the first half but closed on a 10-0 run.  

Hunter Tyson, Al-Amir Dawes and Honor hit consecutive triples for a 53-30 lead with 15 minutes to go. 

Clemson ended up 11 of 21 behind the arc and shot 54.5% overall. Honor was 7-for-7 shooting with four 3s and made his only free throw. Tai Strickland scored 16 points for the Owls