Scores

Final

Clemson 76

(8-0, 2-0 away)

Illinois 74

(6-1, 3-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, December 2, 2008

State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois

1 2 T
CLEM 32 4476
ILL 40 3474

Top Performers

Clemson: D. Stitt 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

Illinois: M. Davis 28 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Clemson overcomes 2nd-half deficit, edges Illinois

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Demontez Stitt scored 18 points and Trevor Booker had 16 to lead Clemson to a 76-74 win over Illinois on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Raymond Sykes and K.C. Rivers added 14 points apiece for Clemson (8-0), which overcame a 40-32 halftime deficit to earn their fifth straight win in the challenge.

Clemson turned the tables on defensive-minded Illinois (6-1) by causing havoc in the backcourt with a full court press, forcing 17 turnovers.

After shooting 56 percent in the first half Illinois went cold down the stretch, going 2-for-8 from the field in the final five minutes. Illinois wasn't able to get a shot off in the final seconds.

Mike Davis led Illinois with a career-high 28 points, including the first 12 for the Illini after the break. Demetri McCamey added 20 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CLEM
ILL
Points 76 74
FG Made-Attempted 33-57 (.579) 31-60 (.517)
3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 5-18 (.278)
FT Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 7-8 (.875)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 8

2008-09 Season

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