Rod Hall posted a career-high 20 points and Clemson registered its largest point total of the ACC regular season in a 73-56 victory over NC State in Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Clemson, improving the Tigers to 16-9 on the season, 7-6 in the ACC.
In the NBA Tuesday, Paul George scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-98 victory over the Altanta Hawks. Elsewhere, Al Jefferson had 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 108-96 win over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace at Auburn Hills.
Three Gamecock pitchers combined for a seven-hit shutout as seventh-ranked South Carolina defeated Presbyterian 4-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Carolina Stadium. Junior first baseman Kyle Martin went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Junior outfielder Connor Bright went 2-for-3 with an RBI and his fourth double in as many games.
Ryan Morse pitched three solid innings of relief and got a pair of runs in support to help Furman beat East Tennessee State, 5-3, in baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Thomas Stadium. The win improves Furman to 3-1 on the season.
American David Wise won the gold medal in halfpipe skiing, one of the new events this year, competing in challenging conditions including sloppy snow and sleet. Canada’s Mark Riddle won the silver.
American Alex Deibold won the bronze medal in snowboardcross on a mushy, difficult course, four years after being a snowboard wax technician at the Vancouver Olympics following a bad competitive season.
The Czech men’s hockey team beat Slovakia 5-3 to advance to the quarterfinals, where they will be facing the Americans. The two teams will play Wednesday for a spot in the semifinals. Meanwhile, Russia beat Norway 4-0 to avoid elimination.
The U.S. has 20 medals overall — 6 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze — tied with Russia for first by medal count, but in second place in terms of overall types of medals.