Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day ACC Basketball

SMITH (Eugene Tanner/AP Photos)
Hawaii (Rainbow Warriors, 13,952 students, Honolulu, HI) 75, CLEMSON 68 – Zane Johnson made six 3-pointers and finished with 27 points as Hawaii beat Clemson on Sunday in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic.

Vander Joaquim added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Hawaii (7-5).

Andre Young scored 14 points to lead the Tigers (7-6).

Johnson finished 8 of 14 from the field, with four of his 3-pointers coming over the first 13 minutes of the second half.

The Rainbow Warriors went on a 9-0 run to start the second half for a 40-34 lead. They also went on a 10-3 spurt for a 59-48 advantage with 5:43 remaining.

Clemson (7-6) used full-court pressure late to make it interesting. The Tigers scored six in a row to get within 69-64 with 35 seconds left.

Hans Brereton added 10 points and Jeremiah Ostrowski had eight assists for Hawaii, which made 15 of 25 shots in the second half.

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