Terrence Oglesby scored 18 points and the Tigers used their strength – inside powere – to snap a two-game skid with a victory over Virginia on Tuesday night.
Clemson also held Virginia's star freshman, Sylven Landesberg, to three foul shots. Landesberg came in averaging 17.4 points, but missed all six shots he took. Landesberg is nothing else if not inconsistent.
Calvin Baker had 18 points to lead the Cavs (9-17, 3-12 ACC), who've lost four in a row.
The Tigers had lost back-to-back games to Virginia Tech and Florida State. It was only the second time this season they had lost consecutive games. They trailed the Cavaliers 33-32 early in the second half.
But Oglesby's outside touch and an assortment of dunks from forwards Trevor Booker (#35), Raymond Sykes and Jerai Grant helped Clemson pull away.
Sykes finished with 14 points while Booker had 13 points and 15 rebounds, his 11th double-double this season.
(AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)