Girard scores 21 points as Clemson beats TCU 74-66, extending unbeaten start to nine

TORONTO (AP) — Joseph Girard III scored 21 points, PJ Hall had 17 and No. 24 Clemson extended its unbeaten start to the season by beating TCU 74-66 in Canada on Saturday.

Ian Schieffelin had 14 points, nine rebounds and a team-high five assists as Clemson (9-0) pulled away in the second half to remain undefeated in four all-time meetings with TCU.

RJ Godfrey had 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who led by as many as 16.

Toronto-born Emanuel Miller led the Horned Frogs with 16 points but TCU (7-1) lost for the first time after starting the season with seven straight wins.

Micah Peavy scored 12 points and Jameer Nelson Jr. had 10 for TCU. The Horned Frogs went more than seven minutes between made field goals in the second half.

TCU finished 3 for 16 from 3-point range, going 1 for 7 from distance after the break.

Ernest Udeh Jr. had 10 rebounds for the Horned Frogs.

Clemson shot 3 for 13 from 3-point range in the first period and held a narrow 36-35 lead at the intermission. The Tigers went 4 for 14 from long range in the second half.


TCU: Host Arizona State next Saturday night.

Clemson: Visit Memphis next Saturday.


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Ian Harrison, The Associated Press