Clemson Loses First Game Of Season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, January 17, 2009. (AP) -- Jeff Teague scored 24 points and No. 2 Wake Forest set a school record with a 16-0 start, handing No. 10 Clemson its first loss of the season, 78-68 on Saturday.

The Demon Deacons (16-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked like they had this one in hand, leading 58-44 after L.D. Williams' 3-pointer with 9:32 left.

However, the Tigers (16-1, 2-1) used a 16-3 run over the next 5 minutes to pull within 61-60.

Teague rushed the ball up court on Wake's next possession, finding a sprinting Al-Farouq Aminu for a dunk. James Johnson followed with a free throw and two baskets and the Demon Deacons were on their way to surpassing the school mark for best start since 1926-27.

Johnson had 19 points, while Aminu, a freshman, had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Terrence Olgesby and K.C. Rivers both had 15 points for Clemson.

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