Tigers Blast Hofstra
Oliver Purnell

Posted Nov 14, 2008

Clemson improves to 1-0 on the season after beating the Pride, 98-69.

Trevor Booker scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Clemson to a 98-69 victory over Hofstra on Friday night in the first round of the Charleston Classic.

The Tigers (1-0) will play Texas Christian on Saturday night. Hofstra (0-1) faces Western Michigan (0-1).

TCU beat Western Michigan 67-63 in Friday's first game.

The Tigers scored 98 points in its season opener, the highest point total for the Clemson basketball program in the first game of a season since the 2004-05 team defeated Hampton by a score of 98-54 at home.

Against Hofstra, Clemson was in control from start to finish leading 15-3 early and 39-24 at the half.

The Tigers led by 22 with 14:03 to play and continued to pull away from the Pride.

Clemson also got 15 points from Terrence Oglesby and 13 from Raymond Sykes.

Charles Jenkins led Hofstra with 21.

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