No. 22 Clemson 72, Chaminade 60
Nov. 24, 1998
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) _ Terrell McIntyre scored 15 points and Harold Jamison had 14 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Clemson held off a Chaminade rally and beat the Silverswords 72-60 in the consolation round of the Maui Invitational Tuesday.
With McIntyre scoring 10 points and Jamison eight, the Tigers (4-1) appeared on the verge of blowing out the host team, taking a 40-22 lead at halftime.
But after Clemson increased the lead to 19, 55-36, with 12:28 left, Chaminade (0-2) got hot, while the Tigers, playing without the foul-plagued McIntyre, went into a field goal drought.
Kaweo Feeney began an 11-0 run for the Silverswords and Marcus Murphy had two 3-pointers, making it 55-47. A 7-0 spurt a short time later made it 61-56.
The Silverswords could have reduced the deficit, but they missed on a 3-on-1 breakaway and a layup on consecutive trips down the floor.
During the Chaminade comeback, the Tigers went 10 minutes with only one field goal _ a follow-up tip by Jamison off a missed free throw.
Then the Clemson veterans took over. Tom Wideman made a field goal and McIntyre hit a 3-pointer to put the Tigers in command.
Murphy, who was saddled with four fouls for most of the second half, made his fourth 3-pointer to make it 66-60 with 1:05 remaining, but Clemson countered with six consecutive free throws, four by Will Solomon, to close out the scoring.
The Silverswords have not won a Maui Invitational game since 1992 _ a stretch of 17 games.