NCAA Basketball

Clemson Tigers (17-16)


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W 78-74
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W 82-68
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W 75-61
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Walker, Oakland beat Clemson 74-69 in opening round of NIT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Martez Walker and Sherron Dorsey-Walker combined to score 35 of their 44 points in the second half as Oakland overcame a 20-point deficit to beat Clemson 74-69 on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT.

Walker finished with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Dorsey-Walker scored 21. Xavier Hill-Mais added 10 points, on 5-of-8 shooting, with six rebounds and Isaiah Brock grabbed 12 boards for Oakland (25-8). The Golden Grizzlies, the seventh seed in their bracket, will play No. 3 seed Alabama or sixth-seeded Richmond in the second round.

No. 2 seed Clemson (17-16) had a 49-29 lead with 17:36 to play and Avry Holmes hit a 3-pointer about 1 1/2 minutes later to make it 52-33 but the Tigers committed three turnovers and missed all of their five field-goal attempts in the next five minutes as Oakland trimmed its deficit to 56-46. After Donte Grantham's 3 made it 61-51 with 9:39 to go, Walker scored 10 points and Dorsey-Walker added six during a 20-2 run that made it 71-63 on Brock's dunk with 2:56 left and Oakland held on from there.

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Leaders
Points: J. Blossomgame17.7
Rebounds: S. Djitte7.7
Assists: G. DeVoe1.9
FG%: J. Blossomgame49.9%
FT%: M. Reed90.6%
3P%: A. Holmes44.2%
Steals: M. Reed1.4
Blocks: E. Thomas1.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Atlantic Coast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
6 North Carolina 14-4 31-7
16 Florida State 12-6 26-9
10 Louisville 12-6 25-9
14 Notre Dame 12-6 26-10
7 Duke 11-7 28-9
24 Virginia 11-7 23-11
Virginia Tech 10-8 22-11
Miami (FL) 10-8 21-12
Syracuse 10-8 19-15
Wake Forest 9-9 19-14
Georgia Tech 8-10 21-15
Clemson 6-12 17-16
Pittsburgh 4-14 16-17
North Carolina State 4-14 15-17
Boston College 2-16 9-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.8 (134)
Rebounds: 11.1 (124)
Assists: 12.5 (242)
FG%: 44.9% (140)
FT%: 73.1% (85)
3P%: 35.7% (139)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.5 (156)
Rebounds: 23.0 (320)
Assists: 12.8 (138)
FG%: 45.3% (250)
FT%: 76.4% (351)
3P%: 35.6% (216)
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