NCAAB Game Recap - Alabama A&M at Clemson
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Duke
87
Cal
52
F
TNSt
57
TxTch
72
F
SDSt
64
Ariz
71
F
Vill
98
MidTN
69
F
Xav
73
Tows
51
F
Tex
66
GTown
82
F
Ohio
53
Baylor
76
F
(N/A)
63
Hartfo
78
F
MOSt
70
Mia-FL
74
F
ChBap
58
AbCh
90
F
MisSt
80
Tul
66
F
Fla
70
StJos
62
F
LoyMa
78
AF
64
F
(N/A)
59
Kent
89
F
StAnd
69
UNCA
105
F
(N/A)
56
Alc
92
F
Duques
74
IndSt
71
F
(N/A)
44
NCC
68
F
(N/A)
44
UCRiv
76
F
(N/A)
58
StFNY
122
F
WCU
96
Jacksn
94
F(2OT)
(N/A)
50
Colg
89
F
Charl
55
App
64
F
NebOm
85
WaSt
77
F
NFla
68
Iowa
83
F
(N/A)
50
Hamp
93
F
Woff
55
SoFL
69
F
ArkPB
41
Pitt
66
F
YSU
60
Akr
82
F
AlaAM
51
Clem
87
F
Utah
57
CoCar
79
F
TNTec
61
Winth
58
F
MD-ES
64
Okla
91
F
UCIrv
58
TCU
59
F
CenMI
57
Minn
82
F
RobM
62
IL-C
72
F
Leh
58
Drake
74
F
How
63
Marsh
91
F
Toled
62
ND
64
F(OT)
Lamar
74
UtVal
68
F
ULLa
61
Wyo
69
F(OT)
NM
78
NMSt
77
F
WIGB
70
Wisc
88
F
Buff
68
UConn
79
F
W&M
50
Stan
81
F
Hof
88
UCLA
78
F

Nov 21, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Alabama A&M (0-5)

19

32

51

Clemson (4-1)

54

33

87

Dawes’ 19 lead Clemson to 87-51 rout of Alabama A&M
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:17 PM

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) These are the kind of games Clemson coach Brad Brownell loves: His team handles things early and he gets to reward hard workers who don��t always see time on the court.

Tigers freshman Al-Amir Dawes had a career-high 19 points and Clemson scored 23 straight points in the first half to put away Alabama A&M 87-51 on Thursday night for its fourth consecutive victory.

Dawes, a 6-foot-2 freshman who has started every game, made 7 of 11 shots including three 3-pointers as the Tigers (4-1) had little trouble handing Alabama A&M (0-5) its 13th straight loss.

“We played a pretty clean game,” Brownell said. “It was a fun night because we got to put some guys in that were working pretty hard for us.”

The game was out of reach early as Clemson led 34-7 and was up 54-19 at half. So Brownell got to act like Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney and bring in players like Paul Grinde, Wells Hoag and O’Neil McBride, who put the time in practice but don’t typically get the payout of games.

“At the end of the game, they got to play some significant minutes, so it was fun,” Brownell said.

Still, it was starting guard Dawes who was front and center of Clemson’s back-breaking first-half run, starting things off with a 3-pointer. Hunter Tyson, Curran Scott and Tevin Mack also had long-range baskets during the stretch, which Dawes closed with a bucket to put the Tigers ahead 34-7.

Texas Tech transfer Khavon Moore added a 3-pointer near the end of the half that grew the lead to 51-19 against the overmatched Bulldogs.

Mack, a graduate transfer from Alabama, scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half, including three 3-pointers.

The Bulldogs have not won since defeating Mississippi Valley State 78-63 last February.

Brandon Miller led Alabama A&M with 17 points off five 3-pointers.

Tigers sophomore Trey Jemison had a career best 10 points and four of his team’s seven blocks in putting away the Bulldogs.

BIG PICTURE

Alabama A&M: The Bulldogs are in the midst of a rugged start to their season. They have two more games with Atlantic Coast Conference teams at Miami on Dec. 14 and at Notre Dame on Dec. 29, their last nonconference game before starting league play in the SWAC. Alabama A&M has also played at Cincinnati this season.

Clemson: The Tigers biggest nonconference tests start Sunday at a tournament in Las Vegas where they’ll face TCU and either Colorado or Wyoming. Then comes a post-Thanksgiving trip to Minnesota as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 2.

RESERVE TIME

Clemson backup forward Paul Grinde, a 6-10, 300-pound grad student, made 2 of 3 from the field and hit a pair of foul shots to finish with six points in five minutes. “There may come a time where he’s going to be out there when we play a Florida State or somebody big and strong when there’s fouls on the front line, and we need him for a couple of minutes in the first half. He’s working towards that,” Brownell said.

UP NEXT

Alabama A&M returns home to face Troy on Monday night.

Clemson plays TCU in Las Vegas on Sunday.

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Leaders

Alabama A&M PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Ellison 0 0 0 4 0 0
T. Brown 0 0 0 2 0 0
Clemson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
O. McBride 0 0 0 1 0 0
P. Fox 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

AlaAM Clem
Points For 51 87
Field Goals 19/56-34% 34/64-53%
Three Pointers 10/25-40% 12/29-41%
Free Throws 3/6-50% 7/15-47%
Offensive Rebounds 6 8
Defensive Rebounds 26 32
Rebounds 34 42
Blocks 0 7
Steals 8 11
Turnovers 18 9
Personal Fouls 14 5
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Clem Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Nov 21 AlaAM 51 @ Clem 87 E. Williams 2 K. Moore 3

Game Information

Stadium: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina
Attendance: 5,616
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