Hawaii Top Tigers

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Clemson fell to Hawaii 75-68 Sunday in the Diamond Head Classic.  The Tigers were shorthanded with Milton Jennings suspended for the game and Bryan Narcisse going out with an injury.

Andre Young led the Tigers with 14 points.  Devin Booker added 13 while Tanner Smith scored 12.

The Tigers hit 50 percent from three but only 40 percent from the field.  Hawaii shot 49 percent from the game including 47 percent from three.

Clemson struggled from the field to start the game going only 1-8.  The Tigers finished strong in the first half hitting 11 of their last 18.

Hawaii jumped out quickly building a 7-2 lead in the first four minutes.  Clemson rallied back and tied the score 19-19 with 8:51 to go in the half on a T.J. Sapp three.

Clemson finished the half on a 15-11 run and led 35-31. 

Hawaii started the second half on a 9-0 run.  Andre Young hit a three with 15:47 remaining to pull the Tigers within one at 39-40.  Hawaii responded with a 5-0 run to stretch the lead to six. 

With four minutes remaining Hawaii stretched the lead to ten at 61-51.  K.J. McDaniels scored with 34 seconds remaining to cut the lead to five but the Tigers could never get any closer.

The Tigers fell to 7-6 on the season and finished the Diamond Head Classic 1-2.  Clemson will return to the court New Years Day against East Tennessee State at Littlejohn.

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