CLEMSON, S.C. ( Dec. 15) - The Florida A&M Men's Basketball team had their three-game win streak snapped by Clemson University as the Tigers defeated the Rattlers, 80-57, here Saturday afternoon at Littlejohn Coliseum.
FAMU (4-7) had two Rattlers to score in double-figures as Reggie Lewis scored a team-high 26 points, while Markee Teal added 12 points and pulled down six rebounds, to round out the cast of FAMU players in double-digit scoring.
Clemson (6-3) had four Tigers to score in double-digits as Jordan Roper scored a team-high 16 points, followed by Adonis Filer with 14. Devin Booker and K.J. McDaniels rounded out the cast of Tigers to score in double-figures as Booker finished with 12 and McDaniels with 11. Milton Jennings led the Tigers on the boards with 11, while Rod Hall dished out a game-high 10 assists.
Booker gave Clemson an 11-5 lead with a made jumper at the 15:35 mark of the half. The Tigers extended their lead to 26-15 on a three-point play by McDaniels with 7:40 to go in the first.
FAMU would put together a run of their own as they went on an 8-0 run to cut Clemson's lead to 26-23, capped off by a Lewis three-pointer with 6:22 to in the half.
Clemson would respond with a run as they ended the half with a 15-5 run to take a 41-31 lead into the break.
FAMU finished the first half shooting 33.3 percent (21-of-66) from the floor, while Clemson shot 44.1 percent (15-of-34).
Clemson opened the second half with an 11-2 run to take a 52-33 lead, capped off by a Booker field goal with 16:21 left in the game. The Tigers extended their lead to as much as 31 points as they defeated the Rattlers 80-57.
FAMU finished the game shooting 31.8 percent (21-of-66), while Clemson shot 52.6 percent (30-of-57). The Tigers held the rebounding edge over the Rattlers 49-32.
The Rattlers will return to action on December 18 as they will travel to Lubbock, Texas to take on Texas Tech University.