Oklahoma (3-1) made 10 of 20 3-point shots and scored 25 points off a season-high 17 turnovers by Clemson (2-2).
The Sooners led by 35-23 at halftime, then extended that advantage to 18 with 12:49 left in the game. But Clemson, sparked by preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference forward Jaron Blossomgame, slashed the deficit to 58-56 with four minutes left.
Blossomgame, who scored just four points in the first half, erupted for 18 in the second half en route to a season-high 22. But James hit back-to-back 3-pointers and added a layup in a decisive 8-0 run that gave the Sooners -- who blew an 18-point lead in an overtime loss to Northern Iowa in the tournament semifinals on Friday -- some breathing room. (Reuters)