Booker ready for final NCAA chance

CLEMSON, SC - CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Trevor Booker has already helped Clemson turn from NCAA tournament outsiders to regular invitees.

Still, there's one more thing the Tigers' senior captain would like to leave his teammates before he finishes his career - NCAA success.

Booker and the Tigers have lost opening-round NCAA games the past two years, both times as seeded favorites expected to move on. The 6-foot-7 forward says it's time for Clemson to break that dubious streak, something it gets the chance to do Friday against 10th-seeded Missouri in the East Regional.

Booker says he's ready to do whatever he must to bring his team an NCAA victory. He lead the Tigers with 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds a game this season.

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