Boxscore
West Virginia 84, Clemson 76
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:15 PM
Location - St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida
Officials - JB Caldwell, John Hampton, Gerry Pollard
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Clemson 40 36 76
West Virginia 40 44 84

Recap


Darryl Bryant scored 19 points and Kevin Jones added 17 and nine rebounds as West Virginia outlasted Clemson 84-76 in the second round of the East Regional on Thursday at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Fifth-seeded West Virginia allowed 40 points in the first half, the most allowed by the Mountaineers all season. They trailed by nine with 14:18 left in the first half but roared back to tie the game at the first-half buzzer and continued a 15-1 run in the second half that permitted them to gain control of the game via a combination of inside strength and sharp outside shooting.

Clemson attempted a late comeback and trimmed the lead to 74-71 with 1:49 left, only to have the Mountaineers put it away on two free throws by Joe Mazzula and back-to-back steals and baskets by Dalton Pepper.

The Mountaineers (21-11)  got 12 points and seven assists from Mazzula, 11 points from Deniz Kilicli, and 10 from  Pepper. Clemson (22-12) placed four players in double figures: Andre Young with 22, Demontez Stitt 16, Devin Booker 13 and Jerai Grant 13. Booker had a team-high seven rebounds.

West Virginia will play Kentucky on Saturday.

Clemson Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jerai Grant 30:00 5-10 0-0 3-4 2 4 6 1 3 1 1 0 13
Demontez Stitt 38:00 6-17 1-7 3-4 0 2 2 3 4 1 3 1 16
Tanner Smith 36:00 1-4 0-1 3-4 0 2 2 4 4 0 1 0 5
Andre Young 26:00 6-10 4-8 6-6 0 2 2 0 3 2 0 0 22
Devin Booker 30:00 6-9 0-1 1-2 4 4 8 1 2 0 2 2 13
Zavier Anderson 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 1 2 0 0
Bryan Narcisse 5:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
Milton Jennings 20:00 0-5 0-3 5-6 3 1 4 5 3 0 0 0 5
Cory Stanton 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 25-58 5-21 21-26 12 17 29 15 24 5 9 3 76
  43.1% 23.8% 80.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9

West Virginia Mountaineers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Joe Mazzulla 33:00 1-5 0-0 10-12 0 4 4 7 4 0 3 1 12
Cam Thoroughman 27:00 2-3 0-0 1-2 3 5 8 3 4 0 2 0 5
John Flowers 22:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 0 3
Darryl Bryant 29:00 5-13 1-6 8-9 1 2 3 2 0 1 3 0 19
Kevin Jones 31:00 6-11 3-4 2-2 4 5 9 0 3 0 0 0 17
Casey Mitchell 16:00 2-6 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Deniz Kilicli 19:00 5-10 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 1 4 1 2 0 11
Dalton Pepper 17:00 4-4 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 2 2 3 1 0 10
Jonnie West 6:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 27-55 5-13 25-31 12 20 32 15 21 6 11 1 84
  49.1% 38.5% 80.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 11
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