STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Freshman Terrence Oglesby scored 17 points and hit two key free throws Thursday night as Clemson beat Mississippi State 84-82.
Clemson (2-0) went to the foul line 38 times as the Tigers snapped Mississippi State's eight-game home winning streak.
The teams were tied 71-71 late before Clemson hit three free throws, including two by Oglesby, to gain separation from Mississippi State (1-1).
Mississippi State led early, but a 7-0 run with about 11 minutes to go in the first half helped the Tigers take a 39-32 halftime lead. Rivers spurred Clemson in the half with nine points and three steals.
Mississippi State rallied midway through the second half in a game that included 14 lead changes. The Bulldogs went on a 7-0 run capped by a Gordon 3-pointer to tie the game 52-52.
The Tigers won despite hitting just 34 percent of their field goals and being outscored 50-45 in the second half.
Clemson, however, forced 19 Mississippi State turnovers, made 28 of 38 free-throw attempts and hit eight 3-pointers -- one more than the Bulldogs.
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