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Clemson pulls away in second half to defeat FSU

Florida State made too many mistakes and missed too many shots. Clemson made the most of the opportunities in the second half.

Scottie Barnes scored 14 points, M.J. Walker had 11 points and Balsa Koprivica had eight points and nine rebounds in No. 18 Florida State’s 77-67 loss at Clemson.

FSU fell to 5-2, 1-1 ACC after losing its first road game of the season.

The free-throw disparity was considerable as Clemson made 24 of 33 (72.7 percent) and FSU made 6 of 9 attempts (66.7 percent). FSU also had 17 turnovers and just 13 assists.

FSU couldn’t make a 34-29 halftime lead hold. Nick Honor had 13 second-half points, while Al-Amir Dawes added 11 second-half points.

The Seminoles missed badly from 3-point range, making just 3 of 17 (17.6 percent) of shots from beyond the arc in the second half.

Al-Amir Sims had 11 rebounds for Clemson, which won the battle on the boards 49-35.

RayQuan Evans scored a season-high nine points and Wyatt Wilkes added nine points to lead FSU’s bench, which produced 25 points.

Up next is a home game with Duke on Saturday at 8 p.m. (ESPN2).

Click here to view the box score on Seminoles.com.

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