Saturday, January 16, 2010

In-game: Clemson @ N.C. State

RALEIGH -- Clemson can't miss and N.C. State can't buy a basket. Throw in that Clemson's just better than the Wolfpack and it's 45-28 at the half.

Trevor Booker's 13 points leads the No. 24 Tigers, who have hit 60 percent (18-30) of their shots.

State shot 31.8 percent in the first half (7-22) and went more than 10 minutes without a field goal.

Tracy Smith's post move at 10:48 made it 20-14 and then Clemson went on a 16-2 run, capped by Demontez Stitt's running, off-balance bank shot at 4:47.

The 3-pointer was a friend to the Pack in Tuesday's upset at Florida State but has been absent on Saturday. The Pack is 1-of-9 from 3, with Scott Wood's 3 at 13:49 as the only make.

Wood, who scored 31 points on Tuesday, has been slowed by foul trouble. He has five points, on four shots, but picked up two fouls in an 11-second span and went to the bench at 5:30.

Smith leads State with eight points.

-- J.P. Giglio