Nov. 27, 1999
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – Wisconsin-Green Bay went on a 24-7 run to end the game and held Clemson scoreless for almost four minutes for a 64-47 win in the SoCon Holiday Hoops Tournament semifinals Saturday.
The Phoenix (3-1) face Mississippi in Sunday’s final while the Tigers 2-2) take on Oregon State in the third-place game.
Clemson’s Will Solomon hit a pull-up jumper with 5:40 to play to make it 40-40, but the Phoenix went on an 13-0 run to pull ahead 53-40 with 1:51 to play.
Lance Hargrove scored six points in the run on a put back, a pull-up jumper and two free throws. The Phoenix hit 12 of 14 free throws in the final run.
Adam Allenspach, who led Clemson with 11 points and 9 rebounds, finally ended the scoring drought with 1:39 to play, but it only made the score 53-42.
The game was tied 22-22 at halftime and the Tigers appeared to be pulling away with an early 8-0 run that made it 33-27. But the Phoenix evened it at 37-37 on Aaron Jessup’s layup.
Both teams struggled offensively in a first half. Clemson held the lead for most of the way, but the Phoenix could not take advantage of a four and a half minute Tigers scoring drought that started at the 17-minute mark. Wisconsin-Green Bay held two brief leads at 3-2 and 16-14. The Phoenix couldn’t even take advantage late in the first half when Clemson had four freshmen and a sophomore on the floor. Clemson’s biggest lead of the first half was 5, 10-5.
The Phoenix shot just 29 percent in the first half and were 2-for-10 on 3-pointers. Jerry Carstensen led all scorers at halftime with six points.
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