Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Trevor Booker had 19 points to help No. 12 Clemson remain unbeaten with a 66-59 victory over Alabama on Tuesday night.
The Tigers (15-0) kept pace with their 17-0 start two years ago when they were the nation's last unbeaten. It took a stellar defensive effort down the stretch to hold off the Crimson Tide (10-4).
Alabama led 42-41 after Yamene Coleman's basket with 14:16 to go. Then Clemson set off on 14-0 run to take control. Rivers had two jumpers in the stretch while Terrence Ogleby made a runner and a 3-pointer.
After Senario Hillman hit a free throw to break Alabama's drought, freshman Andre Young made a three to give Clemson its largest lead, 58-43.
The Crimson Tide managed only one basket between Coleman's shot and JaMychal Green's bucket with 1:45 left.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.