ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Jaron Blossomgame scored 13 points to lead Clemson to a 59-50 victory against Nevada in a consolation semifinals game at the Paradise Jam on Saturday at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Landry Nnoko added 10 for the Tigers (2-2), who recovered after losing two consecutive games to Big South teams - Winthrop on Sunday at home and Gardner-Webb on Friday in the opener at the Paradise Jam.
The Tigers will now play for fifth place in the tournament on Monday against the winner of Saturday's Louisiana State-Weber State game.
D.J. Fenner and Tyron Criswell scored 11 points apiece for Nevada (2-2), which will play the loser in Monday's seventh-place game.
Clemson took command with a 16-0 run in the first half, fueled by two 3-pointers from Rod Hall and capped by a spin move to score by Landry Nnoko to put Clemson up 26-11 with 7:18 until halftime.