CLEM Clemson Tigers 78
Clemson Tigers Clemson Overall (9-3)
ATS (2-5-1)
O/U (5-3)
December 22 2018
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SCAR South Carolina Gamecocks 68
South Carolina Gamecocks South Carolina Overall (4-7)
ATS (2-6)
O/U (6-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 140 Spread ATS
12
621 Clemson Tigers -170 Under -110 (-3.5) -110 Cover: 6.5
4533
622 South Carolina Gamecocks +150 Over -110 (+3.5) -110 OVER: 146
3434
Final
Money Line Total: 140 Spread ATS
621 CLEM -170 Under: -110 (-3.5) -110 Cover: 6.5
622 SCAR +150 Over: -110 (+3.5) -110 OVER: 146
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/22/2018
1:03 PM
CLEM
-170
SCAR
+150
12/22/2018
12:48 PM
CLEM
-180
SCAR
+160
12/22/2018
12:45 PM
CLEM
-170
SCAR
+150
12/22/2018
12:06 PM
CLEM
-170
SCAR
+150
12/22/2018
10:18 AM
CLEM
-180
SCAR
+160
12/22/2018
9:48 AM
CLEM
-160
SCAR
+140
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
CLEM
-160
SCAR
+140
12/22/2018
9:18 AM
CLEM
-160
SCAR
+140
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/22/2018
1:03 PM
CLEM(-3.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
12:48 PM
CLEM(-4)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
12:45 PM
CLEM(-3.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
12:06 PM
CLEM(-3.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
10:18 AM
CLEM(-4)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
9:48 AM
CLEM(-3.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
CLEM(-3.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
9:18 AM
CLEM(-3.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
8:54 AM
CLEM(-3.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
8:39 AM
CLEM(-3)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/21/2018
8:24 PM
CLEM(-2)
-110
SCAR
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
1:03 PM
140
-110
140
-110
12/22/2018
12:48 PM
140
-110
140
-110
12/22/2018
12:45 PM
140
-110
140
-110
12/22/2018
12:06 PM
141½
-110
141½
-110
12/22/2018
10:18 AM
141½
-110
141½
-110
12/22/2018
9:48 AM
141½
-110
141½
-110
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
142½
-110
142½
-110
Recap

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed was tired of sitting out, especially with Clemson facing its state rival in South Carolina.

Reed scored 20 points in his first game since missing three contests with a knee injury to lead the Tigers to a 78-68 victory over the Gamecocks on Saturday.

Clemson coach Brad Brownell told his senior guard if he had concerns about returning not to play. But Reed, who played with a brace on his left knee, went through warmups without problems and was prepared to face South Carolina's strenuous defensive style.

"It's a tough game to come back for your first game," Reed said. "But I was willing to play and sacrifice for the team and get this win."

The victory was Clemson's third straight in the rivalry and third in a row this season. It also gave the Tigers a sense they were whole once more with Reed back on the court, Brownell said.

"It's a shot in the arm," the coach said.

Reed entered with three minutes gone and quickly got in rhythm with 13 first-half points as Clemson opened a double-digit lead by halftime. The Tigers (9-3) had to hold off South Carolina (4-7), which cut a 16-point deficit down to 73-68 on Chris Silva's inside bucket with 44.1 seconds left. Clemson responded with two foul shots by David Skara and a jam by Aamir Simms to seal the win.

Skara had 14 points and Elijah Thomas had 10 of his 11 points in the second half for Clemson.

Silva had 18 points for South Carolina, which lost its fourth in a row and second straight to an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent following a 69-52 defeat to No. 5 Virginia this past Wednesday night.

The Tigers struggled at times to control Silva down low — and trailed 30-29 after Silva completed a 3-point play with 5:09 to play.

But Clemson closed the half with a 16-4 run the rest of the half to head to the break ahead 45-34.

South Carolina coach Frank Martin again played minus three starters in guard T.J. Moss and forwards Justin Minaya and Maik Kotsar. His young team, which started two freshmen and a first-year Gamecock in grad transfer Tre Campbell, found its defensive style midway through the second half to make things tight.

"It was the best stretch of basketball we played this year," he said.

BIG PICTURE

Clemson: The Tigers needed to see a healthy and effective Reed against a Power Five opponent with Atlantic Coast Conference play looming. Clemson has a final non-conference game with Lipscomb next week before opening league play against Duke, Syracuse and Virginia.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks' leading scorer A.J. Lawson, a 40 percent shooter this season, was just 2 of 15 from the floor for eight points. The freshman will need to be more consistent with Southeastern Conference play beginning on January 5 at Florida.

TURNOVER ISSUES

Clemson had 21 turnovers against South Carolina, the second game this week it had more than 20 after committing 22 in a win over Charleston Southern. Tigers coach Brad Brownell said the Gamecocks play with a tough-mindedness where opposing coaches just have to accept they'll get forced into several errors.

INJURED GAMECOCKS

South Carolina coach Frank Martin believes he'll have junior, 6-foot-11 forward Maik Kotsar back for the team's next game on New Year's Eve. He's got no timetable for the team's other missing starters in forward Justin Minaya and guard T.J. Moss. Minaya had surgery on his right knee last month and is expected back sometime in January, but probably not in time for the Southeastern Conference opener at Florida on Jan. 5. Moss has a high ankle sprain that Martin anticipates him needing a few weeks to feel better.

UP NEXT

Clemson is home against Lipscomb on Dec. 30.

South Carolina is home against North Greenville on Dec. 31

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Matchup
Clemson Overall
W/L 9-3
ATS 2-5-1
Pts For 74.6
Pts Against 65.8
Total 5-3
Clemson Away
W/L 2-1
ATS 2-1
Pts For 71.0
Pts Against 66.3
Total 2-1
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
South Carolina Overall
W/L 4-7
ATS 2-6
Pts For 72.0
Pts Against 72.6
Total 6-2
South Carolina Home
W/L 3-4
ATS 0-4
Pts For 70.4
Pts Against 72.3
Total 3-1
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Scoring
Clemson
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Marcquise Reed (G) 30:007-12 58.3%1-3 33.3%5-6 83.3%1543042020
David Skara (F) 27:004-8 50%2-5 40%4-4 100%1801024014
Shelton Mitchell (G) 33:004-9 44.4%1-5 20%2-3 66.7%0221051011
Elijah Thomas (F) 18:002-2 100%0-0 0%7-11 63.6%0201214011
Clyde Trapp (G) 29:004-7 57.1%2-5 40%0-0 0%1510143010
Aamir Simms (F) 23:002-3 66.7%1-1 100%0-0 0%360021405
John Newman III (G) 16:002-2 100%1-1 100%0-0 0%162000005
Javan White (F) 15:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%0-1 0%011111402
Trey Jemison (C) 6:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000011200
Hunter Tyson (F) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000100
Jonathan Baehre (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lyles Davis (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Parker Fox (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Anthony Oliver II (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Malik William (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
South Carolina
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Chris Silva (F) 32:004-8 50%0-1 0%10-13 76.9%1720144018
Hassani Gravett (G) 27:006-11 54.5%2-5 40%0-0 0%0100014014
Keyshawn Bryant (F) 27:004-11 36.4%0-1 0%2-3 66.7%3621023010
A.J. Lawson (G) 36:002-15 13.3%2-5 40%2-4 50%374201008
Alanzo Frink (F) 24:003-7 42.9%0-0 0%2-5 40%670003408
Felipe Haase (F) 21:002-5 40%0-1 0%2-2 100%122101406
Tre Campbell (G) 24:001-5 20%0-3 0%0-0 0%011102102
Evan Hinson (G) 6:001-1 100%0-0 0%0-1 0%000000002
Jason Cudd (F) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000100
Jair Bolden (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jermaine Couisnard (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Maik Kotsar (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Justin Minaya (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
T.J. Moss (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Nathan Nelson (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/22/2018
12:48 PM
CLEM(-1.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
CLEM(-1.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
CLEM(-1.5)
-110
SCAR
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
12:48 PM
66
-110
66
-110
12/22/2018
10:39 AM
66½
-110
66½
-110
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
67
-110
67
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
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Money Line
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Spread
12/22/2018
2:09 PM
SCAR(-1)
-110
CLEM
-110
12/22/2018
2:03 PM
SCAR(-1.5)
-110
CLEM
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
2:09 PM
75½
-110
75½
-110
12/22/2018
2:03 PM
75½
-110
75½
-110