Clemson Pounds DePaul in San Juan

No. 15 Tigers go on 17-3 run to put game away in second half
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Dec 22, 2007 12:40 AM CST
Clemson's Raymond Sykes, left, gets fouled by De Paul's Mac Koshwal, during a San Juan Shoot Out game in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2007. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 15 Clemson used their size to overpower DePaul Friday for a 90-74 win in the San Juan Shootout. DePaul led 41-40 at halftime, but the Tigers went on a 17-3 run to start the second half to put the game away, the Chicago Tribune reports. "They manhandled us for the first few minutes of the second half," said DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright.

Trevor Booker led the Tigers (10-0), who had six players in double figures, with 18 points. Draelon Burns had 27 points for DePaul, but the Blue Demons still lost their fifth straight game to fall to 2-7. Besides pounding the ball inside for 20 second-half points, the Tigers hit 57.1% of their three-pointers, including three of four in the second half.