Clemson opens ACC play with blowout of Florida State

Andre Young had 18 points and Milton Jennings added 15 to lead four players in double figures and Clemson had no trouble defeating Florida State 79-59 in its ACC opener at Littlejohn Coliseum.

The Tigers (9-6, 1-0) avenged a loss to the Seminoles in the conference opener a year ago, not letting their big second-half lead fall below 14 points and going up by as many as 22 points.

Florida State (9-6, 0-1) struggled shooting ball, finishing 22-of-62 (35%) from the field and 5-of-19 on 3-pointers. Ian Miller came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points for the Seminoles.

The host Tigers’ defense set the tone right away with a dominant first half, holding Florida State to 30 percent shooting from the field and just 2-of-10 from behind the arc. Meanwhile, the offense went on a 20-0 run over a seven-minute span, turning a two-point advantage into a 32-10 lead at the six-minute mark.

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