Tigers Will Play Akron In The Championship Game
Clemson will take on Akron Wednesday in the championship game of the San Juan Shootout. The Tigers will be looking to win their first regular season tournament championship since the 1980 Rainbow Classic.
The Tigers advanced to the championship by defeating Puerto-Rico Mayaguez (101-60) and Holy Cross (71-48). The Zips advanced by defeating Mt. St. Mary’s (74-61) and Mississippi State (83-72).
The Zips have an overall record of 5-2 coming into today’s game. Both losses came by double digits against California (89-75) and Louisville (111-85).
Romeo Travis is leading scoring for the Zips at 15.4 points per game. Travis has only been held below double figures in one game this season. It will be up to the energy brothers to slow down Travis.
James Mays and Sam Perry will have to slow down the inside scoring of Travis. Travis is not a threat from the outside as he has only hit one three pointer on the year.
The Zips are dangerous from beyond the arc. They are hitting 42.3% from 3-point land, which is 11th in the nation. Akron is 12th in the nation at 83.4 points per game.
Clemson will need to maintain the intensity on both ends of the court that carried them in the second half versus Holy Cross. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 pm eastern time. You can listen to the game on 104.9 FM or online at wccpfm.com.