Hammonds helps Clemson beat Wake Forest in OT

By: associated press
By: associated press

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- For the second time in three years, Wake Forest has lost an overtime game at Clemson.

Cliff Hammonds completed a three-point play to break a tie, and the Tigers beat the Demon Deacons 80-75.

Terrence Oglesby hit two 3-pointers in the overtime, with each one putting Clemson back in the lead.

The Tigers hit five of their six free throws in overtime, including two foul shots by K.C. Rivers that provided the final victory margin with five seconds to go.

The Demon Deacons (12-6, 2-3) led 62-54 with just over five minutes to go in regulation before Clemson scored the next 11 points to take a 65-62 lead into the final minute.

Wake Forest's Ishmael Smith hit a 3-pointer with 49 seconds to go in the second half to tie the game. The Demon Deacons had a three-on-one break as the last seconds ticked away, but couldn't get a shot off before the buzzer.

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