Honor, Simms lead Clemson past Morehead State 66-51


CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Nick Honor scored all 14 of his points in the second half, Aamir Simms had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Clemson beat Morehead State 66-51 on Monday.

Simms scored eight of Clemson’s first 11 points of the second half, and Honor scored 14 of their next 16 — with four 3-pointers — to make it 57-33 with 9:17 left.

Clemson (6-1) dropped out of the Top 25 after a 65-60 loss to Virginia Tech last week. The Tigers, who received 28 votes in the latest AP poll, opened the season with five straight wins for the first time since the 1934-35 season.

Al-Amir Dawes added 12 points and Simms secured his sixth double-double of his career for Clemson. Dawes and Honor each made four 3-pointers as the Tigers hit 10 of 27 from distance. The Tigers are scheduled to face No. 21 Florida State on Dec. 29.

Clemson closed the first half on an 18-3 run — with six points from Dawes — for a 32-19 lead. The Eagles did not make a field goal in the final six minutes of the half.

Skyelar Potter scored 22 points, making 5 of 8 3-pointers, for Morehead State (4-6), which also has losses to Kentucky and Ohio State.


More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25