Tigers down Bulldogs to remain unbeaten
Clemson, SC (Sports Network) – Trevor Booker scored 14 points and grabbed
seven rebounds as the 25th-ranked Clemson Tigers kept their perfect record
intact with a 75-60 defeat of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Booker went 4-for-4 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line, while
Vernon Hamilton, Cliff Hammonds and K.C. Rivers each scored 13 points for the
Tigers (13-0), who are off to their second best start in school history,
trailing only the 1986-87 club that started 17-0.
Terrance Woodbury scored 14 points and Mike Mercer and Takais Brown each
dropped in 13 apiece for the Bulldogs (8-3), who have dropped two straight
after a four-game winning streak.
Trailing by as much as 17 in the second half, Georgia managed to get back in
the game with a 13-4 spurt. Woodbury’s three-pointer capped the run and
brought the Bulldogs within 62-55 with under four minutes remaining in the
The Tigers, however, responded with 11 consecutive points to put the game
Georgia was able to hang tight with Clemson for most of the first half before
the Tigers began to seize control before the break. After Bill Humphrey’s free
throws brought the Bulldogs within 25-23 with just over five minutes
remaining, Clemson ripped off a 7-0 run to take a 34-28 advantage into the
Hamilton then drained a trey early in the second half to spark nine straight
Clemson points that gave the Tigers a 43-30 advantage.
Hamilton finished with seven assists, while Rivers grabbed seven boards for
the Tigers…Clemson shot 45 percent from the floor, while Georgia shot 43