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Booker leads Clemson at Old Spice

Tigers 4-1 after consolation win over Marist

The Associated PressNovember 26, 2012 

— Devin Booker had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Clemson past Marist 59-44 on Sunday in a consolation game at the Old Spice Classic.

Adonis Filer scored 10 points and Milton Jennings, who made the all-tournament team, added nine for Clemson (4-1).

Marist (2-4) got 15 points from Devin Price.

Both teams had split their first two games in the tourney.

Clemson used a 12-0 run to go up 44-32. Damarcus Harrison had five points, including a 3-pointer, during the surge. A slam by Booker extended the Tigers’ lead to 48-34 with seven minutes to play.

Isaiah Morton had a 3-pointer and layup as Marist scored seven straight points to open the second half and take a 28-22 lead.

Marist shot 34 percent from the field. Clemson outrebounded the Red Foxes 40-26.

Behind eight points by K.J. McDaniels, Clemson led 22-21 at halftime.

The Tigers beat UTEP 69-48 and lost to No. 17 Gonzaga 57-49 at the tournament. Marist lost to West Virginia and beat Vanderbilt.

MERCER 73, FURMAN 46

At Macon, Ga., Monty Brown led four Mercer scorers in double figures with 14 points as the Bears (3-3) beat Furman (2-3). Larry Wideman led the Paladins with 13 points.

ACC

GEORGIA TECH 65, ST. MARY’S 56

At Anaheim, Calif., Brandon Reed scored 19 points and Georgia Tech (4-1) made six 3-pointers in the second half to capture third in the DirecTV Classic.

BRYANT 56, BOSTON COLLEGE 54

At Boston, Dyami Starks scored all 17 of his points in the second half, including a tiebreaking driving basket with 1:44 to play, to lift Bryant to its first victory over an ACC team.

SEC

RHODE ISLAND 79, AUBURN 72 (2 OTs)

At Auburn, Ala., Rhode Island guard Xavier Munford scored 33 points to lead the Rams. Munford’s desperation 3 at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime kept the Rams alive. They outscored the Tigers 13-6 in the second overtime.

to earn the victory.

VANDERBILT 73, UTEP 49

At Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Kedren Johnson scored 17 points, and Rod Odom added 16 as Vanderbilt won in the consolation round of the Old Spice Classic.

Marist

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Clemson223759

MARISTMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Lewis303-110-12-3236
Kemp203-50-01-6036
Price375-112-40-10015
Morton383-60-20-2317
Bowie252-52-20-5057
Thomas201-60-02-4203
Ramsey10-00-00-0000
Curry30-00-00-0000
Lawrence60-20-00-1000
Truog200-40-00-3120
Totals20017-504-95-2681444

Percentages: FG .340, FT .444. 3-Point Goals: 6-23, .261 (Price 3-7, Bowie 1-4, Morton 1-4, Thomas 1-4, Truog 0-1, Lewis 0-3). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 3 (Bowie, Truog, Lewis). Turnovers: 11 (Thomas 3, Kemp 2, Bowie 2, Lewis 2, Morton, Price). Steals: 5 (Kemp, Lewis, Truog, Thomas, Morton). Technical Fouls: None.

CLEMSONMinFG-AFT-AOR-TRAPFPT
Jennings224-70-10-1129
Booker337-151-22-131215
McDaniels294-90-02-5128
Sapp190-10-00-4110
Hall281-34-40-0216
Fields10-10-00-0000
Filer255-70-01-81210
Roper112-50-01-1004
Harrison192-41-21-4006
Sullivan90-01-20-0001
Nnoko40-10-21-2010
Totals20025-537-139-4071159

Percentages: FG .472, FT .538. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Harrison 1-1, Jennings 1-2, Sapp 0-1, Filer 0-1, McDaniels 0-2, Roper 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 5 (Jennings 3, Harrison, McDaniels). Turnovers: 13 (McDaniels 3, Jennings 2, Roper 2, Booker 2, Hall, Sapp, Harrison, Filer). Steals: 8 (McDaniels 3, Jennings 2, Roper, Sapp, Booker). Technical Fouls: None.

Att.–NA. Officials–Rick Hartzell, Ray Natili, Donnie Eppley.

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