GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — The Latest on the Cayman Islands Classic (all times local):
Marcquise Reed scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Elijah Thomas had his second straight double-double and No. 16 Clemson beat Georgia 64-49 on Tuesday to advance to the championship game of the Cayman Islands Classic.
Thomas finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson (5-0), which is off to its best start since the 2013-14 season. Shelton Mitchell, who scored a season-high 22 on Monday, chipped in with 13 points and David Skara had three of the Tigers' nine steals.
Coach Brad Brownell won his 154th game at Clemson, three away from passing Bill Foster for second in program history.
Derek Ogbeide led Georgia (3-2) with 11 points. Nicolas Claxton, who scored 22 points in an 80-68 win on Monday, was held to three points on 1-of-9 shooting — but he had nine rebounds and five blocks.
Josh Jefferson made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Phil Fayne had 18 points and nine rebounds and Illinois State beat Akron 73-68 on Tuesday in the Cayman Islands Classic.
Fayne made two free throws with 3:38 to go for a 68-62 lead, but Akron pulled within 70-68 on Jimond Ivey's fast-break dunk. Yarbrough hit 1 of 2 free throws with 25 seconds left for a three-point lead, and after Ivey missed a 3-pointer, Josh Jefferson sealed it with two free throws.
Milik Yarbrough added 12 points, 16 rebounds and three assists for Illinois State (3-2). Zach Copeland scored 11 with six assists.
Ivey had 16 points and eight rebounds for Akron (3-2), which shot just 32.3 percent from the field. Loren Cristian Jackson added 15 points with five assists but he was just 3-of-12 shooting, and Daniel Utomi had 11 points and eight boards.
The Zips were 3 of 20 from 3-point range in the first half and finished 7 of 41 for 17.1 percent.