Milton Jennings and Devin Booker, the only seniors on Clemson's roster, combined for 26 points Monday night as the Tigers defeated Presbyterian 77-44 in the season opener for both teams.
Jennings hit 6 of 7 from the field and finished with 15 points. Booker was 5 of 7 for 11 points as Clemson shot 53.6 percent from the field (30 of 56) including 7 of 18 from 3-pont range.
Freshman Jordan Roper added 11 in his debut as Clemson received 32 points from its bench.
Starting three sophomores in Tigers coach Brad Brownell's third opener, Clemson pushed a 17-point halftime lead to 30 in less than six minutes of the second half.
Junior post Joshua Clyburn scored 19 points and snagged 13 rebounds for Presbyterian.
Jennings drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 38-21 halftime lead, then Clemson hit its first five shots of the second half to transform a comfortable halftime lead into a cushy one.
K.J. McDaniels and Roper hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 50-23 at 16:23.