Sophomore point guard Dereck Oliver scored a career-high 21 points and Patterson forced 35 turnovers in its 65-44 victory over W.E.B. DuBois.
Oliver added three assists and tied for the team lead with six steals. The Clippers (5-1) totaled 25 steals, helping them build and hold a comfortable lead for much of the game. They have forced opponents into 30 or more turnovers four times in their first six games.
Junior guard Kwynten Brooks put together another solid all-around effort, scoring 13 points and chipping in four rebounds, four assists and six steals. Senior guard Devante Conyers continued his strong play, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and five steals.
Patterson got more strong play from improving freshman center Desmond Brown, who scored two points but blocked four shots, had three steals and five rebounds. Junior forward Michael Straham had his best game of the season, scoring five points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Junior guard Dawan Bass had seven points and five rebounds and sophomore guard Tyquan Pointer had four points, three rebounds and two steals in the win.
Patterson is back in action on Friday night against Carver.