Reserve forward Anthony Jenkins came off the bench to score 14 points in the first half as Clemson rolled to a 91-64 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball victory over Wake Forest in Clemson, S.C.
Clemson raised its record to 13-1 in its first conference game. Wake Forest fell to 0-2 in the conference and 6-7 overall.
After Wake Forest jumped to a 4-2 lead, Jenkins, who finished with 18 points, and Larry Middleton (14) led a surge to put the Tigers ahead, 17-8. After trailing by as many as 11, Wake Forest pulled within five points twice, the final time at 31-26 with 4:30 to play in the half. West Virginia 64, Rutgers 58: Senior forward Renardo Brown scored 10 points during the final four minutes as West Virginia (6-5, 3-0) held off Rutgers (5-7, 0-4) in an Atlantic 10 Conference game in Morgantown, W.Va.
Senior guard Holman Harley led the Mountaineers with 15 points, followed by Brown with 14. Freshman Darryl Prue and senior Dale Blaney scored 10 points each for West Virginia.
Rutgers guard Eric Riggins led all scorers with 25 points. No one else scored in double figures for the Scarlet Knights. St. Joseph's 81, St. Bonaventure 62: Maurice Martin scored 32 points to lead St. Joseph's (7-2, 2-1) over St. Bonaventure (7-4, 2-1) in an Atlantic 10 game in Philadelphia. Auburn 60, Kentucky 56: Chuck Person scored 24 points and Gerald White hit four crucial free throws in the final minute as Auburn (7-5, 1-1) held off a rally by 11th-ranked Kentucky (10-2, 1-1) in a Southeastern Conference game in Auburn, Ala. Alabama-Birmingham 57, South Florida 46: Archie Johnson scored 13 points and Steve Mitchell had 12 as No. 14 Alabama-Birmingham won a Sun Belt Conference game in Tampa, Fla.
The Jaguars (14-2) raised their conference mark to 2-0. South Florida fell to 7-5, 0-1. Kansas 60, Detroit 51: Ron Kellogg's 13 points led a balanced offense as the No. 9 Jayhawks survived a scare and went on to a nonconference victory in Detroit. Louisville 86, Eastern Kentucky 55: Billy Thompson scored 19 points and Milt Wagner added 17 to lead 17th-ranked Louisville (7-3) over visiting Eastern Kentucky (3-7). 4? Memphis St. 89, S. Carolina 81: In Memphis, sophomore guard Vincent Askew scored a career-high 23 points to lead No. 6 Memphis State (13-0, 1-0) to a Metro Conference win. It was the Tigers' 29th straight victory at home. The Gamecocks are 8-5, 1-1.