Clemson beats UTEP 69-48

Clemson beats UTEP 69-48
November 23, 2012, 7:44 pm
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Clemson forward Milton Jennings, left, is fouled by UTEP forward Cedrick Lang after Jennings stole the ball from Lang during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Old Spice Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Milton Jennings scored 18 points and K.J. McDaniels had 17 to lead Clemson past Texas-El Paso 69-48 in the consolation round Friday night at the Old Spice Classic.

Adonis Filer added 10 points for Clemson (3-1). His late 3-pointer put the Tigers up by 21.

UTEP (1-3) got 15 points from John Bohannon. Justin Washburn finished with 11 points.

Both teams were coming off first-round tourney losses on Thursday. Clemson fell to No. 17 Gonzaga 57-49 and UTEP lost 68-61 to Oklahoma.

Clemson built a 47-30 lead with 15 minutes to play on Jennings' long-range jumper and a Rod Hall layup. A pair of dunks by Devin Booker made it 51-32.

Booker wound up with six points and 10 rebounds.

Two baskets by Washburn cut the UTEP deficit to 53-40 midway through the second half.