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Final

Alabama State 45

(2-8, 1-7 away)

Clemson 70

(6-4, 4-3 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, December 19, 2011

    Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    ALST 21 2445
    CLEM 36 3470

    Top Performers

    Alabama State: K. Washington 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    Clemson: D. Booker 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Clemson 70, Alabama St. 45

    Associated Press

    CLEMSON, S.C. -- Devin Booker had 13 points and seven rebounds as Clemson overwhelmed Alabama State with its size and halfcourt defense Monday night, strolling to a 70-45 win.

    Milton Jennings added 12 points off the bench for Clemson (6-4), which shot 50 percent for the second straight game, this time making 24 of 48.

    Kenderek Washington scored 10 points for Alabama State (2-8), which attempted a 2/3 zone to try to compensate for using no one taller than 6-foot-6.

    But the Hornets shot just 32.7 percent (17 of 52) against Clemson's man-to-man defense and committed 16 turnovers. The Tigers have held five of their 10 opponents this season to 50 or fewer points, winning all five games.

    With the score tied 3-3 after 4 minutes, the Tigers went on a 9-0. Alabama State made just one of its first 14 field-goal tries and committed five turnovers in that span.

    But Clemson's lead didn't reach double digits until two free throws by Booker made it 29-19 with 4:15 remaining until halftime.

    Booker's alley-oop dunk with 35 seconds to go in the half expanded Clemson's lead to 36-21 at the break. It marked the first time Booker has scored in double figures in the last seven games.

    The win amounted to little more than a tuneup for the Tigers before they travel to Honolulu to play UTEP on Thursday in the Diamond Head Classic.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALST
    CLEM
    Points 45 70
    FG Made-Attempted 17-52 (.327) 24-48 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 18-25 (.720)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

    2011-12 Season

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