Akron lost 59-66 to Clemson in Puerto Rico today. In the end, Clemson was more athletic and more energetic in the San Juan Shootout championship game. The Zips outrebounded the Tigers, but Akron shot 32.8 percent. Clemson was known for its defense, and it showed in the second half when the Tigers kept Akron from scoring a field goal basically for the last 10 minutes of the game.
The bright spots from the eight-team tournament are plentiful: