Tigers Notch First Road Win
K.C. Rivers

Posted Nov 26, 2005


Freshman K.C. Rivers leads the way with 13 points Saturday as Clemson defeats Charleston Southern.

Freshman guard K.C. Rivers and senior center Akin Akingbala led four players in double figures as Clemson defeated Charleston Southern, 68-56 Saturday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.

With the win, Clemson improves to 4-0 on the year. Charleston Southern falls to 2-1.

Shawan Robinson added 11 and James Mays 10 for the Tigers. Mays also had a team-high 13 rebounds to lead the Tigers on the boards.

"We knew that Charleston Southern would put up a great fight tonight and I give them credit for doing just that," Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell said. "I thought we did a good job defensively against their three-point shooters and that was a big key to the game."

The Tigers led 37-29 at halftime before building a 21-point second half lead. Charleston Southern would close to 11 with just over a minute remaining in the game, but would get no closer the rest of the way.

While the outcome of the game never appeared to be in doubt during the second half, the Tigers could have slammed the door on the Bucs even sooner by shooting a higher percentage from the free throw line. Clemson connected on just 13-of-30 (43%) free throw attempts in the game, and still won by 12.

The Tigers also struggled from the field, hitting on just 24-of-61 (39%) shots, including 7-of-24 (29%) from three-point range.

Clemson returns to action Tuesday night at Penn State as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Tip-off is set for 8 PM and the game will be televised by ESPN-U.

Clemson vs Charleston Southern
11/26/05 7 p.m. at North Charleston, S.C.
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VISITORS: Clemson 4-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
32 PERRY, Sam.......... f  2-6    0-1    3-7    0  1  1   0   7  0  1  0  4  16
33 AKINGBALA, Akin..... f  5-9    0-0    3-6    4  1  5   1  13  0  1  0  1  25
44 MAYS, James......... f  4-10   0-1    2-6    8  5 13   3  10  1  1  3  3  28
03 HAMILTON, Vernon.... g  0-5    0-2    1-2    1  2  3   4   1  2  4  0  4  23
25 HAMMONDS, Cliff..... g  2-8    2-8    1-4    0  2  2   2   7  1  4  1  1  28
01 RIVERS, K.C.........    5-7    3-5    0-0    2  2  4   1  13  2  1  0  2  25
04 ALLEN, Steve........    1-2    0-0    0-2    0  5  5   1   2  0  1  0  0  13
12 SYKES, Raymond......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  1   0
20 MATHIS, Troy........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
22 ROBINSON, Shawan....    3-11   2-6    3-3    1  0  1   1  11  4  2  0  1  27
42 POWELL, Julius......    2-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   4  2  0  1  2  12
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   24-61   7-24  13-30  17 21 38  15  68 12 16  5 19 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-36 38.9%   2nd Half: 10-25 40.0%   Game: 39.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-11 27.3%   2nd Half:  4-13 30.8%   Game: 29.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-9  66.7%   2nd Half:  7-21 33.3%   Game: 43.3%    5

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HOME TEAM: Charleston Southern 2-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
10 DRAFTS, Trent....... f  3-6    2-3    0-0    2  4  6   4   8  0  3  0  0  25
33 CAIN, Ferdinand..... f  1-3    0-0    0-1    0  1  1   1   2  0  3  2  1  19
35 FAILS, V.J.......... f  1-1    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   4   2  1  2  0  1  24
02 MOORE, Chris........ g  2-9    0-3    0-0    1  3  4   2   4  1  1  0  2  20
12 BROWN, Terrell...... g  3-9    2-6    0-0    0  5  5   1   8  5  5  0  2  26
01 JACKSON, Dwayne.....    3-12   0-3    1-1    3  1  4   0   7  2  4  0  0  20
05 WILLIAMS, Mario.....    1-4    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   2   3  1  1  0  0  10
11 HARRISON, Thomas....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
15 COVINGTON, Donnell..    3-6    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   4   6  1  4  0  1  14
23 HUGER, Vernon.......    4-5    0-0    5-5    2  8 10   3  13  0  0  0  0  24
34 STIGLBAUER, Carter..    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   2  0  3  0  0   9
45 JONES, Isaac........    0-0    0-0    1-2    1  1  2   0   1  0  1  0  0   6
   TEAM................                         3  5  8
   Totals..............   22-56   5-18   7-9   13 33 46  23  56 11 27  2  7 202

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-28 42.9%   2nd Half: 10-28 35.7%   Game: 39.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  2-9  22.2%   Game: 27.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-3  66.7%   2nd Half:  5-6  83.3%   Game: 77.8%    1

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Officials:
Technical fouls: Clemson-None. Charleston Southern-None.
Attendance: 4068
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Clemson.......................   37   31  -   68
Charleston Southern...........   29   27  -   56


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