Clemson’s pressure defense was more than the Tide could handle leading to a runaway 87-61 Tiger win. The game was actually close into the second half before deteriorating into a mismatch.
Trevor Booker and James Mays scored 18 points each inside and Terrence Oglesby added 17 for the Tigers (12-1), who resumed their domination of the Southeastern Conference.
The result was the worst loss at Coleman Coliseum for the Crimson Tide (10-4) since a 93-60 defeat to LSU in 2000 and the most lopsided home nonconference defeat since losing by 28 to Ohio State in 1970.
Clemson's James Mays (40) goes up for a shot around Alabama defender Richard Hendrix (35) in the first half. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)