Clemson easily beats Coastal Carolina 69-40

      By GREG WALLACEAssociated Press

      CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - K.J. McDaniels scored 22 points and added seven rebounds as Clemson continued its hot start and got some much-needed revenge against Coastal Carolina in a 69-40 win Friday.

      The Tigers (6-1) scored the game's first 13 points. The Chanticleers (2-5) missed their first 11 shots from the field before Josh Cameron's short jumper with 10:35 left in the half.

      Clemson held a 33-21 halftime lead following a mostly dominant first half.

      Coastal closed to within 35-25 with 15:32 left, but Clemson sealed the game with an 11-2 run ignited by a McDaniels jumper and a McDaniels steal and feed to Rod Hall for a dunk. Devin Coleman added 14 points.

      Coastal Carolina (2-5) had beaten the Tigers in each of the last two seasons, taking a 60-59 buzzer-beating win on the road in 2011 and whipping Clemson 69-46 a year ago at home.

      Elijah Wilson led Coastal with 16 points.

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