Tigers fall to Wildcats

Arizona Strate 63, Clemson 47

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Nick Johnson had 14 points in another solid game at the point, Solomon Hill added 13 points and Arizona rode a big first-half cushion to a 63-47 win over Clemson on Saturday.

Arizona's Nick Johnson blocks out Clemson's Tanner Smith in a battle for a loose ball during the Wildcats' 16-point win.   John Miller/Associated Press
John Miller/Associated Press
Arizona's Nick Johnson blocks out Clemson's Tanner Smith in a battle for a loose ball during the Wildcats' 16-point win.

Arizona (7-3) jumped on the Tigers early, building a 16-point lead by halftime and let up only a little, shooting 51 percent against one of the ACC’s best defensive teams. The Wildcats played a little defense of their own, holding Clemson to 16 first-half points and 4 for 19 from 3-point range overall.

Clemson (4-4) got off to a miserable start offensively and never fully recovered, missing all nine of its 3-point shots in the first half while shooting 31 percent overall.

Andre Young led the Tigers with 17 points.

GEORGIA TECH 65, SAVANNAH STATE 45

In Savannah, Ga., Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller dominated both offensively and defensively, scoring 12 points and blocking four shots as the Yellow Jackets defeated Savannah State.

Brandon Reed added 16 points for Georgia Tech (6-4).

The Yellow Jackets leveraged their size advantage inside to disrupt Savannah State’s offense and force the Tigers (3-7) to become a jump-shooting team. Savannah State’s post combination of Rashad Hassan and Arnold Louis combined to score just 12 points.

Hassan and Preston Blackmon led the Tigers with 10 points apiece.


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