- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 9, 2002

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Jamar McKnight scored a career-high 25 points and Edward Scott added 17 as Clemson beat No.7 Virginia 68-52 last night, handing the Cavaliers their second straight loss after a 9-0 start.
The Tigers (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost to Winthrop and Yale the past two weeks at Littlejohn Coliseum. But they rolled past the Cavaliers (9-2, 0-2) as McKnight and Scott led a 23-7 second half run.
After Roger Mason's jumper cut Clemson's lead to 35-34 with 15:24 to go, Scott hit a 3-pointer and McKnight a jam. McKnight had a layin and 3-pointer and Scott followed with a 3-pointer from about 23-feet to make it 50-40. By the time McKnight hit his third 3-pointer of the game with 6:53 to go, the Tigers were up 58-41 and on the way to their biggest victory of the season.
Virginia rose as high as No.4 in the rankings with nine straight victories. But the Cavaliers were beaten at home by N.C. State 81-74 on Saturday and had their worst shooting performance of the season, going 22-of-61 (36.1 percent).
Roger Mason led Virginia with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Travis Watson, the team's high scorer the past three games, was held to six points.

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