WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Clemson beats Miami for 10th ACC win

March 5, 2014

Clemson broke a halftime tie and committed just nine turnovers for the second straight game on its way to a 58-54 victory over Miami on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum. The win, Clemson’s second in the last 48 hours, was the program’s 10th ACC win of the season – only the fourth time the Tigers have won 10 ACC games in a season.

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Trailing 28-26 at halftime, South Carolina (11-19, 4-13 SEC) was unable to keep pace with Florida (28-2, 16-0 SEC) in the second 20 minutes as the hot-shooting from Michael Frazier II led the Gators to a 72-46 win Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena. Frazier ended the game with a Florida record 11 3-pointers as he scored 37 points, going 11-18 from beyond the arc, the most in a league contest.

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Furman sophomore Stephen Croone has been named All-Southern Conference by the league’s coaches and second team all-league by the media, while guard William Gates, Jr. was voted to the media’s all-freshman squad. Croone ranked second in the SoCon in points per game (19.3), second in steals per game (1.7), third in assists per game (3.7), 12th in free throw percentage (.751) and 15th in field goal percentage (.468) during the regular season.  

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Top-ranked South Carolina scored six runs in the first two innings on the way to a 7-1 victory over Stetson on Tuesday afternoon. The Gamecocks improve to 11-0 on the year while the loss drops Stetson to 2-10. Freshman left-hander Josh Reagan worked five innings allowing one run, unearned, on six hits while striking out six batters to pick up the win and is now 2-0 on the year.

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Western Carolina scored six runs in the second inning and seven runs in the fourth inning to cruise to an 18-10 win over #15 Clemson at Hennon Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The Catamounts (8-2), who totaled 16 hits in the game, extended the nation’s longest home winning streak to 18.

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Matthew Quarles pitched six shutout innings and Heath Burton went 4-for-5 and drove in three runs to power Furman to a 13-1 victory over USC Upstate in baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Fluor Field. Making only his third career start, Quarles (1-1), a freshman right-hander from Greenwood, limited the Spartans to three singles and didn’t walk a batter while recording five strikeouts over six frames to earn the victory.

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In football news, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has announced several player suspensions for the Tigers season opener at Georgia on August 30. Offensive lineman David Beasley and Shaq Anthony, defensive end Corey Crawford and defensive back Garry Peters will miss the game due to a violation of team rules.

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Oscar Pistorius, the South African double amputee Olympic runner who’s on trial for murder, buried his head in his hands and wiped away tears after grisly details of his killing of his girlfriend were heard in a Pretoria courtroom. Pistorius has claimed he shot Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door at his home because he thought she was an intruder. It was while his defense attorney read details from the autopsy report, including that some fragments of the bullet were removed from Steenkamp’s brain, that Pistorius showed emotion, leaning forward and clasping his head between his hands. Tuesday’s proceedings included further testimony from a neighbor, Michelle Burger, who said she heard a woman screaming and then shots fired, and who came under intense questioning by the defense, which contends she mistook Pistorius’ screams for those of a woman. Another neighbor testified that she heard what sounded like an argument early on the morning Steenkamp was killed last year on Valentine’s Day.

 

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