GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Vernon Hamilton had 16 points and
four assists to lead undefeated Clemson to a 66-59 victory over
Akron in the title game of the San Juan Shootout on Wednesday
Clemson (11-0) took a 56-55 lead on two free throws by Akin
Akingbala with 3:16 left. Sam Perry followed with two free throws
after taking a hard fall in the paint, increasing Clemson's lead to
Akron (5-3), which led 31-27 at the break, shot 25.8 percent
from the field and 8.3 percent from 3-point range in the second
Hamilton was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Perry had 11 points and six rebounds for the Tigers. Akingbala
finished with four points and seven rebounds.
Dru Joyce had 14 points and Romeo Travis finished with 10
rebounds for the Zips.