Wake Forest Suffers 60-44 Road Loss at Clemson
Jan. 15, 2013
By Scott Wortman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications @TieDyeNation
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson used a 15-2 run midway through the first half to assert early control of the game, en route to a 60-44 defeat of Wake Forest Tuesday evening at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Wake Forest (9-6, 2-1 ACC) led 11-9 after a C.J. Harris 3-pointer at the 13:21 mark, but Clemson (9-6, 1-2 ACC) answered with a 15-2 run over the next nine minutes. The Tigers, who started the spurt with a 6-0 run and then capped it with a 9-0 stretch, held the Demon Deacons without a field during the run.
Clemson took a 31-21 advantage into halftime and then opened the second period with the first five points to push its lead to 15 and force a Wake Forest timeout. The Deacons could get no closer than 12 the rest of the way.
Travis McKie posted his third double-double of the season and the 15th of his career with team-highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Devin Thomas battled foul trouble to score 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting and pull down six rebounds.
Wake Forest struggled to get any offense going, shooting just 25 percent from the field. Clemson shot 45 percent from the field, getting 26 of its points in the paint.
The Tigers also held an advantage at the rim on the defensive side of the court, blocking 11 Wake Forest shots.
Wake Forest is back in action on Saturday when the Deacons visit Blacksburg for a matchup with Virginia Tech. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum. The game will be televised on the ACC Network and can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.