WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Deacons hurt Clemson’s tournament chances
Clemson led 44-42 in the second half but WakeForest produced a 13-2 run to take control in a 62-57 win over the Tigers on Tuesday at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem. The Tigers fell to 17-10 with the loss and 8-7 in the ACC. K. J. McDaniels struggled Tuesday, posting 10 points on just 3-of-11 field goals with four turnovers.
South Carolina’s men’s basketball team travels to Auburn Wednesday night in the two team’s second matchup this season, with the Tigers winning 79-74 in Columbia on Feb. 5. Tip off is 9:00 PM from the Auburn Arena.
In the NBA Tuesday, Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points, Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls held off the Atlanta Hawks 107-103 at Philips Arena.
Sophomore righthander Clate Schmidt tossed 4.2 scoreless innings in relief of one-hit ball to pace #11 Clemson (6-1) to a 4-2 victory over PresbyterianCollege (4-3-1) at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. Schmidt (1-1) earned the win by allowing just one single, no runs, and one walk with one strikeout, while Matt Campbell recorded his first save of the year.
Robert Tyler pitched five innings of solid relief to lead Georgia past Furman, 6-4 in college baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Foley Field in Athens. The win snapped Georgia’s three-game losing streak to Furman, which had also beaten the Bulldogs (2-5) in four of the last five meetings.
The Newberry Wolves dropped a 13-1 decision to Lander at Dolny Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Wolves fall to 9-7 overall and will look to rebound at home against Limestone at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Lander improves its record to 14-1.
Catcher Evan Gattis and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract that will pay him at a rate of $520,250 in the major leagues this season and $291,311 in the minors.