Clemson beats Furman 59-49



CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Milton Jennings had career highs with 22 points and 14 rebounds as Clemson broke a two-game losing streak with a 59-49 victory over Furman on Friday night.

The Tigers (3-2) had lost twice to in-state, mid-major programs at Littlejohn Coliseum in the past week and fell behind the Paladins 9-0 in this one. But the 6-foot-9 Jennings used his size and agility to help Clemson overtake Furman (3-2) in the second half.

Jennings’ inside basket opened the second half and gave the Tigers their first lead of the game, 26-24. Andre Young’s 3-pointer two minutes later put Clemson ahead for good at 31-28.

Young added 15 points for Clemson. Jennings surpassed his previous best of 16 points, last set in March against North Carolina.

Bryant Irwin scored 13 points to lead Furman.