Gastate 32 34 66
Clemson 35 43 78
Date of game: 3/18/2014

Recap: Clemson vs. Georgia State

Clemson, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - K.J. McDaniels registered a double-double with 30 points and 14 rebounds as the Clemson Tigers dismissed the Georgia State Panthers, 78-66, during the first round of the NIT at Littlejohn Coliseum.

In addition to his double-double, McDaniels also blocked five shots and handed out three assists for the Tigers (21-12). Damarcus Harrison pitched in with 17 points and six boards and Jordan Roper 11 points and four assists off the bench for Clemson.

The Panthers (25-9) had all five starters score in double figures, led by R.J. Hunter with 15 points, but he shot only 4-of-16 from the floor. Ryan Harrow and Devonta White both accounted for 13 points, but combined to shoot only 9- of-27 from the field, while Manny Atkins and Curtis Washington stepped up with 12 and 11 points, respectively, the latter also clearing a team-best eight rebounds.

Georgia State led by three early on, but the team ended up shooting only 34.4 percent from the floor in the first half, compared to 53.6 percent for the hosts, as the Tigers put up a 35-32 advantage at the break.

The second half saw the Panthers again struggle from the field at only 34.3 percent, not to mention being outscored at the free-throw line in the period by a 14-5 margin, en route to the double-digit defeat.

With the victory the Tigers, who own a 5-0 advantage in the all-time series with GSU, now advance to the second round and will face the winner of the Boston University/Illinois matchup on Wednesday night.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Broncos TE Thomas considered game-time decision

The Denver Broncos have listed star tight end Julius Thomas as questionable for Sunday's key AFC West clash at Kansas City due to a sprained left ankle that kept him out of the team's last game.

Royals ship Crow to Miami

The Kansas City Royals have traded reliever Aaron Crow to the Miami Marlins for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Pacers' West, Watson to make season debuts

The Indiana Pacers welcome back two familiar faces on Friday, with forward David West and guard C.J. Watson set to make their season debuts.

McDonagh returns for Rangers

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is set to return to the lineup for Friday's game against Philadelphia after recovering from a separated shoulder.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.