The Clemson Tigers over the N.C. State Wolfpack on Saturday, 81-70, and John Newman III from the Greensboro Day School was a big part/reason why Clemson was able to topple/defeat N.C. State….John Newman III with 12 big points and several big plays for Clemson, and here is what John Newman was saying about his game, after the Clemson win over N.C. State:
John Newman III
On the victory:
“We’ve had some ups and downs this season, but this was a good game to get our momentum back. We’re getting into the nitty-gritty of conference play, so it was a big win. There’s still a lot of basketball left to be played, so we just need to stay focused and stay together. And I think you saw that today.”
On his performance:
“I just kept working hard in the buildup to this game, and today showed the process I’ve been going through. I just stuck to it and didn’t let any bad games get me down. My teammates helped me get going early. We have a lot of energy in the locker room, and that carries over to the court.”
from the Clemson Tigers’ athletics website:…..CLICK HERE for that website, and if/as you do, you’ll see John Newman III doing his thing for Clemson….
CLEMSON, S.C. – In a high-flying contest at Littlejohn Coliseum, the Clemson University men’s basketball team pulled out an 81-70 victory over the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday. Five different Tigers scored in double figures for the first time on the season, and Aamir Simms led the charge for Clemson with 17 points.
Clemson (7-7, 1-3 ACC) never trailed on the afternoon, using an efficient 46.9 shooting percentage to keep NC State (10-4, 1-2 ACC) at bay throughout. The Tigers sank nine 3-pointers and was a stellar 83.9 percent from the free throw line, making a season-high 26 free throws. Clemson also won the rebounding margin 34-30 and scored 16 points off turnovers. The Wolfpack, meanwhile, shot 44.1 percent from the floor and tallied 36 points in the paint. Productive passing was a theme of Clemson’s winning performance, as 18 of the Tigers’ 23 field goals were assisted.
Eight of Simms’ points came at the charity stripe, with the big man going 8-of-9 on free throws. Al-Amir Dawes also excelled at the free throw line, knocking down 9-of-10 free throws as part of a 16-point showing. Tevin Mack added 14 points to go along with his seven rebounds, and Curran Scott, who connected on three treys, also tallied 14 points. Additionally, Scott matched his career-high assists mark with four dimes. John Newman III provided Clemson with a spark via his 12 points. D.J. Funderburk led the Wolfpack with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting.