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Second-Half Rally Propels Tigers Past Hawks, 77-65

Second-Half Rally Propels Tigers Past Hawks, 77-65

Nov. 11, 2006

Box Score

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – James Mays scored eight of his 18 points during a 22-6 second-half run Saturday as Clemson rallied to a 77-65 victory against Monmouth.

The Tigers (2-0) trailed 51-45 with 11:26 to play before a dunk by Trevor Booker and four points by Mays pulled them even. They kept up the pressure and opened a 67-57 lead with 4:19 to play, and the Hawks (0-2) never got within single digits again.

Deljan Delic had 18 points and Whitney Coleman 17 for Monmouth.

Booker and Cliff Hammonds added 12 points each for the Tigers, and Vernon Hamilton and K.C. Rivers had 10 each on what its a homecoming weekend of sorts for coach Oliver Purnell. He graduated from Old Dominion, the team the Tigers will play on Sunday.

Mays also had nine rebounds, five steals and four assists for the Tigers.