Tigers Fall to Georgetown in Hawaii


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HONOLULU - Georgetown broke open a close game with a 13-1 run early in the second half and cruised past Clemson Thursday, 75-60.


The game marked the final for both schools in this year's Rainbow Classic Tournament in Hawaii. The Tigers (8-3) finished 1-2 on the island.


Clemson struggled from both the 3-point line (2-of-12, 17 percent) and the free throw line (18-of-28, 64 percent) Thursday, yet still managed to hang around for a while. But Georgetown's (6-3) quick spurt to open the second half helped the Hoyas gain a 15-point advantage.


Clemson missed five shots and committed five turnovers during the Hoya uprising.


The Tigers pulled to within nine (41-32) on a basket by Sharrod Ford with 14 minutes left, but could get no closer.


“I thought defensively we had trouble handling the Princeton style offense without any preparation,” said Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell. “They got far too many back door cuts. I thought we got frustrated out there at times.”


Jeff Green topped Georgetown with 15 points, followed by Jonathan Wallace with 13 and Ashanti Cook with 12.


Ford led Clemson with 21, while Vernon Hamilton added 13.


Clemson (8-3)


Ford 9-13 3-7 21, Moore 2-6 2-2 6, Robinson 3-6 0-0 8, Hammonds 0-7 5-7 5, Akingbala 1-2 1-2 3, Hamilton 4-10 5-6 13, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Babalola 1-3 0-0 2, Hudson 0-2 0-0 0, Perry 0-0 0-2 0, Mays 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 20-50 18-28 60.


Georgetown (6-3)
Cook 5-10 0-0 12, Bowman 8-13 5-7 22, Wallace 3-5 5-6 13, Green 4-7 6-12 15, Hibbert 2-5 2-4 6, Reed 2-4 1-1 5, Ross 0-0 0-0 0, Owens 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 24-46 75.


Halftime-Georgetown 28, Clemson 27. 3-Point goals- Clemson 2-12 (Robinson 2-3, Hamilton 0-1, Moore 0-2, Hudson 0-2, Hammonds 0-4), Georgetown 6-15 (Cook 2-4, Wallace 2-4, Green 1-1, Bowman 1-3, Reed 0-1, Owens 0-2). Fouled out-Hibbert, Bowman. Rebounds-Clemson 31 (Ford 8), Georgetown 30 (Bowman, Green 10). Assists-Clemson 7 (Ford, Robinson, Hamilton 2), Georgetown 16 (Reed 5). Total fouls-Clemson 22, Georgetown 19. A-6,227.

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