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Clemson holds off Saint Peter's 65-60

CLEMSON (AP) — Marcquise Reed tossed in 21 points with three assists and three steals and Elijah Thomas posted a double-double as Clemson outlasted Saint Peter's 65-60 on Tuesday night.

Thomas, who had a season-high 17 points, scored nine in the final five minutes to help the Tigers (6-2) hold on. Thomas scored five straight to put the Tigers up 54-50 with 4:17 left in the game. Saint Peter's used 3-point plays by KC Ndefo and Quinn Taylor to pull even at 56 with 2:23 remaining. Shelton Mitchell's layup and 1 of 2 free throws by David Skara gave Clemson a 59-56 lead, and Thomas and Mitchell each hit two free throws in the final 21 seconds to fend off the Peacocks (2-6).

Thomas added 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Mitchell finished with 15 points.

Davauhnte Turner topped Saint Peter's with 18 points. Turner has scored in double figures in all eight games this season. Cameron Jones and Dallas Watson scored 13 and 11, respectively, and Taylor grabbed 10 rebounds.

UP NEXT

Saint Peter's: The Peacocks host LIU Brooklyn on Saturday.

Clemson: The Tigers take on No. 22 Mississippi State on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, in the Never Forget Tribute Classic.

Kansas downs Wofford, loses Azubuike

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dedric Lawson had 20 points and eight rebounds, and No. 2 Kansas beat Wofford 72-47 on Tuesday night after center Udoka Azubuike left with a right high-ankle sprain.

Azubuike was injured after landing awkwardly on a block attempt midway through the first half, and coach Bill Self said the 7-footer will be out indefinitely.

The Jayhawks (7-0) once again started sluggish and led by three at halftime. A second-half push kept their undefeated season alive, as they outscored the Terriers 43-21 after the break and 26-6 in the final 10 minutes.

Devon Dotson had 16 points for Kansas.

With Azubuike out, Wofford (6-3) won the rebounding battle 45-36, including 19 on the offensive glass. Cameron Jackson led Wofford with 15 points and 10 boards.

Leading scorer and star senior Fletcher Magee had just seven points and was an uncharacteristic 0 for 9 from behind the arc.

Neither team shot the 3-ball well, as they connected on just a combined 8 for 49. Wofford entered tied for No. 12 in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 11.

This was the first time Kansas and Wofford have ever played. The Jayhawks are now 12-0 all-time against opponents from the Southern Conference.

BIG PICTURE

Wofford dropped its third of four games against Power Five schools. The Terriers beat South Carolina and hung with No. 14 North Carolina and Oklahoma.

UP NEXT

Wofford returns home to an easier test as it hosts Kentucky Christian on Thursday.

Kansas faces New Mexico State on Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., an arena where the Jayhawks have struggled in.

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