|JORDAN ROPER (Mark Crammer/Anderson Independent-Mail/AP)|
CLEMSON 71, South Carolina State 41 - Clemson went on a 21-2 run to end the first half in a rout on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum. The win improved the Tigers to 7-4 on the season and dropped the Bulldogs to 4-9.
Damarcus Harrison had a career-high 15 points for Clemson. The sophomore transfer's previous high was 12 against Iona in last year's NCAA Tournament for BYU. He made 6-of-11 field goals, including 3-of-7 from long distance, and also added a career-best six assists. He was one of four Tigers in double figures, as Milton Jennings added 15, Devin Booker had 11 and K.J. McDaniels posted 10.
#4 Arizona 69, MIAMI 50 - Mark Lyons scored 19 points, and No. 4 Arizona defeated Miami Sunday night at the Diamond Head Classic.
Nick Johnson had 12 points, and Kevin Parrom added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (11-0). It was the 200th career win for Arizona coach Sean Miller.
After a close game early with several ties and lead changes, Arizona took a 14-point lead toward the end of the first half and pulled further away in the second.
Miami went scoreless for a four-minute stretch of the second half. Arizona scored 10 points during the drought to take a 26-point lead with less than three minutes remaining.
Colorado 88, VIRGINIA TECH 52 - Virginia Tech lost to Colorado State in the championship game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic on Sunday night in the Orleans Arena. With the loss, Tech falls to 9-3 overall, while the Rams improve to 10-2 on the season.
The Hokies were able to keep the game close through most of the first half and Erick Green hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to cut the CSU lead to 33-27. But the Rams opened the second half on a 21-4 run and never trailed after the intermission.
Green, who the night before had taken over the NCAA Division I lead in points per game, led the Hokies with 26 points. Jarell Eddie was the only other Virginia Tech player in double-figures with 10 points.