Clemson Downs Winthrop, 78-61


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ANDERSON -- Clemson made a school record tying 8-10 three-point shots
and made 15-21 field goal attempts from anywhere in the second half in
defeating Winthrop 78-61 on December 19 at The Civic Center of
Anderson. The victory avenged a 66-61 loss to Winthrop last year.


Edward Scott led the Tigers with 24 points, a team best nine
rebounds and four assists in his 40 minutes of play. He also made 4-5
three-point goals and 8-10 free throws. It was his second game in the
20s this year as he had a season high 25 against Penn State earlier in
the year.


Chey Christie was Clemson’s only other double figure scorer
with 15 points, but the sophomore guard added a career high eight
assists. Thus,Clemson’s starting backcourt had 39 points, 12 assists
and jsut four turnovers for the evening.


Sophomores Sharrod Ford and Olu Babalola added nine points
apiece, while freshman Julian Betko had his best game of the year with
eight points in 3-3 shooting. Betko connected on a pair of three-point
goals, his second and third long distance shots of the season.


Clemson held Winthrop to just 1-10 three-point shooting in the
first half and made 5-6 of their own in running to a 33-25 lead at
intermission. Clemson went on an 8-2 run to open the second half and
held a 41-27 lead with 16:13 to go on a three-point goal by Betko.


The Tigers led by 15 at 47-32 at the 13:52 mark, but Winthrop
cut the deficit under 10 at 47-38 on a three-point goal by Pierre Wooten,
who led Winthrop with 14 points and six assists. Winthrop made six
three-point goals in eight attempts at one spurt, but could not get the
deficit under double digits the remainder of the game. Clemson made 7-
8 free throws inside the last five minutes and a pair of Edward Scott to
Sharrod Ford pass plays inside the last five minutes of the game clinched
the victory for Clemson.


Clemson had just nine turnovers for the game and five of those
were offensive fouls, so the Tigers ball handling was excellent. Winthrop
did win the rebounding battle, 35-31, the first time all year Clemson was
defeated on the boards. But, Clemson held a 53.1 to 42.1 percent edge
in field goal shooting.


VISITORS: Winthrop University 4-5
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
25 Cooke, Marcus....... f  3-6    1-2    0-0    1  6  7   3   7  1  3  1  0  23
32 Walker, Tyrone...... f  3-10   1-6    0-0    1  7  8   5   7  1  3  0  0  31
30 Houston, Billy...... c  0-0    0-0    0-2    3  1  4   4   0  0  2  0  0  11
05 Jenkins, Ivan....... g  1-5    1-4    0-0    0  0  0   1   3  2  1  0  0  15
14 Myers, Tyron........ g  0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  2  1  0  0  19
04 Shuler, James.......    1-2    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   2   2  2  1  0  0  11
10 Wooten, Pierre......    5-9    3-4    1-2    0  0  0   2  14  6  0  0  1  33
20 Holland, Elijah.....    2-6    2-6    0-0    1  1  2   1   6  1  1  0  0  13
33 Grant, Josh.........    4-8    0-0    4-6    2  2  4   4  12  2  2  2  0  26
45 Leventis, Gabe......    0-1    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
55 Bailey, Sheldon.....    5-9    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   2  10  0  1  0  0  15
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   24-57   8-24   5-10  13 22 35  26  61 17 15  3  1 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-31 35.5%   2nd Half: 13-26 50.0%   Game: 42.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-10 10.0%   2nd Half:  7-14 50.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   Game: 50.0%    3

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HOME TEAM: Clemson Tigers 6-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 Ford, Sharrod....... f  4-4    0-0    1-3    2  3  5   4   9  1  1  0  0  25
12 Babalola, Olu....... f  3-7    0-1    3-4    3  2  5   3   9  3  1  0  1  27
21 Henderson, Ray...... c  3-4    0-0    1-2    0  5  5   3   7  0  2  1  0  31
10 Scott, Edward....... g  6-14   4-5    8-10   2  7  9   0  24  4  1  0  0  40
14 Christie, Chey...... g  5-11   1-1    4-8    0  1  1   2  15  8  3  1  2  35
01 Betko, Julian.......    3-3    2-2    0-0    0  1  1   1   8  1  0  0  1  12
11 Shay, Beau..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
20 Holt, Walker........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
22 Robinson, Shawan....    1-2    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   3  0  0  0  1   8
24 Shyatt, Geoff.......    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   0   1  0  0  0  0  0+
33 Akingbala, Akin.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  1  0   6
43 Hobbs, Chris........    1-4    0-0    0-1    2  2  4   4   2  0  1  0  0  16
45 Douglas, Jermel.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   26-49   8-10  18-30   9 22 31  17  78 17  9  3  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-28 39.3%   2nd Half: 15-21 71.4%   Game: 53.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-6  83.3%   2nd Half:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 80.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half: 12-19 63.2%   Game: 60.0%    4

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Officials: Tom Lopes, Ray Natili, Emanuel Upton
Technical fouls: Winthrop University-None. Clemson Tigers-None.
Attendance: 5000
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Winthrop University...........   25   36  -   61
Clemson Tigers................   33   45  -   78
Clemson tied record for three-point percentage.  Record (.800) was
originally set against Delaware State 12/29/86.

Points in the paint-WIN 28,CLEM 30. Points off turnovers-WIN 13,CLEM 15.
2nd chance points-WIN 11,CLEM 9. Fast break points-WIN 0,CLEM 4.
Bench points-WIN 44,CLEM 14. Score tied-1 time. Lead changes-3 times.

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