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Jan 11, 1997

Clemson Wins 10th Straight, 76-70 over FSU

Greg Buckner scored 21 points as fifth-ranked Clemson won its 10th straight game, defeating Florida State, 76-70, in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest.

Terrell McIntyre added 13 points for the Tigers (14-1, 3-0 ACC), who last won 11 consecutive games at the outset of the 1995-96 season and are off to their best ACC start since going 4-0 to start the 1986-87 campaign.

James Collins scored 23 points and Corey Louis added 18 for Florida State (9-3, 1-3), which lost to Clemson at Leon County Civic Center for the first time in six all-time meetings.

The Tigers led, 38-32, with 18:10 remaining when the Seminoles went on an 8-2 run, tying the game for the final time at 40-40 after LaMarr Greer converted a three-point play with 16:38 left.

But Tom Wideman scored four of his 10 points in a 6-0 spurt to give the Tigers a 46-40 lead with 13:05 left. Wideman added nine rebounds.

The Seminoles closed to within 51-48 on a Randell Jackson dunk with 8:35 left, but McIntyre hit a three-pointer to ignite a 9-3 Tigers' run and help Clemson to its largest lead, 60-51, with 5:19 left.

Florida State had taken its last lead at 25-23 with 3:12 left in the first half after Kerry Thompson's jumper, but Tony Christie scored four points in a 10-2 Clemson run that closed the half and gave the Tigers a 33-27 lead.

Christie had 10 points off the bench for the Tigers.

Florida State shot 50 percent (26-for-52) from the field, but committed 17 turnovers and made only 55 percent (12-for-22) from the free-throw line.

CLEMSON (76)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Mcintyre        35  5-14   1-1   2-3  5  3   13
Code            22   1-6   6-7   0-1  2  2    9
Buckner         28  9-15   3-3   1-3  0  4   21
Jamison         34   2-4   0-0   4-8  3  3    4
Wideman         31   4-6   2-4   3-9  2  4   10
Jurkunas         7   1-2   0-0   1-1  0  2    2
Harder           2   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Iturbe           8   1-1   0-1   1-1  2  3    2
Whitt           17   1-8   3-4   2-3  0  1    5
Wonl             1   0-0   0-0   0-1  0  0    0
Christie        15   4-6   2-2   1-2  0  0   10
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TOTALS         200 28-62 17-22 15-32 14 22   76
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Percentages: FG-.452, FT-.773. 3-Point Goals:
3-15, .200 (Mcintyre 2-7, Code 1-3, Buckner 0-3,
Jurkunas 0-1, Christie 0-1). Team rebounds: 3.
Blocked shots: 2 (Jamison, Wideman). Turnovers:
12 (Jamison 4, Christie 2, Mcintyre 2, Code,
Iturbe, Jurkunas, Wideman). Steals: 9 (Mcintyre
3, Code 2, Jamison 2, Christie, Wideman).
FLORIDA ST (70)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
K Thompson      36   1-6   0-0   2-4  7  5    2
Greer           26   3-4   2-5   2-6  1  2    9
Collins         37  8-18   3-4   2-3  2  4   23
Luchman         16   2-4   0-0   2-3  0  3    4
Louis           40   7-8   4-8   3-7  0  2   18
Jackson         23   1-4   3-4   1-3  2  3    5
Hale             1   0-1   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Deas             4   0-0   0-0   0-0  1  0    0
Brower          17   4-7   0-1   0-0  0  3    9
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TOTALS         200 26-52 12-22 12-26 13 22   70
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Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.545. 3-Point Goals:
6-21, .286 (K Thompson 0-1, Greer 1-2, Collins
4-12, Jackson 0-1, Hale 0-1, Brower 1-4). Team
rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 5 (Jackson 2,
Collins, Luchman, Louis). Turnovers: 17 (Collins
5, K Thompson 4, Greer 3, Louis 2, Brower,
Jackson, Luchman). Steals: 5 (Jackson 2, Collins,
Greer, Luchman).
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Clemson            33   43  -   76
Florida St         27   43  -   70
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 10,297. Officials:
Dick Paparo, Carl Hess, Ray Jones.

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