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McDaniels, Harrison score career highs and Clemson beats Davidson 85-54

  • Clemson's Damarcus Harrison slides across the court during their game against Davidson in the first half at the Charleston Classic NCAA college basketball tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Clemson's Damarcus Harrison slides across the court during their game against Davidson in the first half at the Charleston Classic NCAA college basketball tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson head coach Brad Brownell shares a laugh with official Ted Valentine during their game against Davidson in the first half at the Charleston Classic NCAA college basketball tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.    (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Clemson head coach Brad Brownell shares a laugh with official Ted Valentine during their game against Davidson in the first half at the Charleston Classic NCAA college basketball tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

  • Davidson's Tom Droney looks back for the ball against the defense of Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame in the first half at the Charleston Classic NCAA college basketball tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.    (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

    Davidson's Tom Droney looks back for the ball against the defense of Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame in the first half at the Charleston Classic NCAA college basketball tournament in Charleston, S.C., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)  (The Associated Press)

K.J. McDaniels scored a career-high 22 points and Clemson continued its best start in five years with an 85-54 victory over Davidson on Friday night to advance to the Charleston Classic championship.

The Tigers 5-0 start is their best since they went 16-0 in the 2008-09 season. Their next step comes Sunday night when they face undefeated Massachusetts (5-0) for the tournament title.

Clemson won the inaugural Charleston Classic in the 2008-09 season and were led by a dominating forward in Trevor Booker. This group has McDaniels, the 6-foot-5 junior who had a near-perfect shooting night to break his career best in points for a third time in five games this season.

Demarcus Harrison added a career high with 20 points for the Tigers.

Chris Czerapowicz led Davidson (1-4) with 14 points. Davidson takes on No. 19 New Mexico on Sunday in the third-place game.