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Jennings' 28 lead Clemson past Virginia Tech 77-70

AP Sports Writer

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Milton Jennings scored a career-high 28
points, including 14 in the last four minutes as Clemson rallied
past Virginia Tech 77-70 Sunday to snap a two-game losing

The Tigers (11-8, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) had let a
double-digit lead slip away and trailed 59-58 when Jennings took
over. His foul shot with 3:20 remaining gave Clemson the lead
for good at 61-60. Damarcus Harrison's 3-pointer extended the
lead and Jennings inched the ball over the rim moments later,
then added two more foul shots for a 68-62 lead. The Hokies
never got closer than four points the rest of the way.

Jennings, a senior, also tied his career best with 14 rebounds
and provided the push for Clemson when leading scorer Devin
Booker was held without a field goal and just three points.

Erick Green, the ACC's leading scorer, had 25 points for
Virginia Tech (11-8, 3-3).

Harrison, a transfer from BYU, also had his career high for
Clemson with 19 points. K.J. McDaniels scored 17 points off five
3-pointers. Booker, who played despite a cold, still managed to
collect 10 rebounds.

Jennings also posted career-best showings with four blocked
shots and by going 16 of 18 from the foul line.

Jarell Eddie had 19 points for Virginia Tech, which has lost two
straight under first-year coach James Johnson.

Clemson came into this one off two close defeats, 66-62 at
14th-ranked North Carolina State last Sunday and then 60-57 at
Florida State this past Thursday night when Michael Snaer banked
home a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the game-winner.

Virginia Tech had lost its two-game ACC win streak earlier this
week when it fell to rival Virginia. And it looked like the
Hokies might be on the way to two straight losses when Clemson
broke out to a 12-0 lead less than seven minutes into the game.

McDaniels had two of his three first-half 3-pointers during the
Tigers' surge while Virginia Tech missed its first 10 shots. But
like always when these teams play - 12 of the 13 meetings since
the Hokies joined the ACC have been decided by single digits -
things tighten up.

Virginia Tech found lanes in Clemson's usually stout defense -
the Tigers are second in the ACC in points given up - and
rallied from the foul line as it made 12 of 15 free throws in
the opening half.

Green's two foul shots tied the game at 31. Green's driving
layup a minute later sent the game to the locker room tied at

Green had 14 points for the Hokies.

McDaniel led the Tigers with nine first-half points, but played
just nine minutes because of foul problems.

The game got physical in the second half with Jennings getting
called for a flagrant foul and Tigers coach Brad Brownell
picking up the first technical in his 11 seasons as a head

Virginia Tech's Johnson was back at Clemson for the first time
since he spent less than two weeks as a Tigers assistant last
spring. He was hired by Brownell to replace Rick Ray, who took
the head coaching job at Mississippi State. But then Virginia
Tech let Seth Greenberg go and called on Johnson to take over.

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