Irmo's Roper Leads Clemson over Furman

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Nov 22, 2013; Charleston, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers guard Jordan Roper (20) drives the ball inside against Davidson Wildcats guard Brian Sullivan (3) during the first half at TD Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson used a 17-0 first-half run and a big game from sophomore guard Jordan Roper to roll over Furman 71-35 on Saturday night.

Roper scored a season-high 16 points and Clemson improved to 8-2 on the season, while Furman fell to 4-6. The Paladins shot just 30.2 percent from the field and their 35 points was the lowest by an opponent in coach Brad Brownell's four-year tenure at Clemson.

Devin Coleman and K.J. McDaniels each scored 12 points for Clemson. Kendrec Ferrara led Furman with 10 points.

Clemson travels to Auburn on Thursday, while Furman plays host to Liberty on Friday.

Clemson rolled into halftime with a 38-19 lead. The Tigers led 21-17 with 6:51 left, but finished the half on a 17-2 run sparked by Roper. With Clemson up 26-17, Roper nailed back-to-back 3-pointers and added a driving layup, scoring eight consecutive points for a 34-17 edge.


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