Scores

Final

Akron 59

(5-3, 1-3 away)

Clemson 66

(11-0, 8-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, December 21, 2005

    1 2 T
    AKR 31 2859
    CLEM 27 3966

    Top Performers

    Akron: D. Joyce 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Clemson: V. Hamilton 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast

    Clemson wins San Juan Shootout title

    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 night.

    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 58-55.

    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 half.

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    CLEM
    Points 59 66
    FG Made-Attempted 20-61 (.328) 23-47 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-24 (.167) 2-16 (.125)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-26 (.577) 18-31 (.581)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 7

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