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No. 15/17 CLEMSON (20-7, 9-6 ACC) vs. GEORGIA TECH (11-17, 4-11 ACC)

Date: Saturday, Feb. 24

Tipoff: 3:06 p.m. ET

Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum (9,000)

Radio: CTN (Don Munson-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: RSN (Bob Rathbun-pbp; Mike Gminski-color)


• Clemson leads the all-time series with Georgia Tech 70-63.

• The Tigers have now won two in a row in the series, including a 72-70 win in Atlanta on Jan. 28.

• In that victory, Gabe DeVoe set a career-best with 25 points, while Marcquise Reed tallied a double-double with 13 points and 11 assists.

• Head coach Brad Brownell is now 13-4 against Georgia Tech in his career.

• Brownell was recently named a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year. He is one of 10 semifinalists.


CU Series W-L record: Clemson is 70-63 all-time against Georgia Tech.
Streak: The Tigers have won two in a row.



• Head coach Brad Brownell was named a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year award on Friday (Feb. 23).

• Coach Brownell is one of 10 semifinalists to be named for the national honor.

• Marcquise Reed scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 boards in a loss to Virginia Tech on Feb. 21. He tied his career-best with 10 made field goals and tied a Clemson record for threes made in a single game (8).

• Eight threes made in a game hadn’t been done since K.C. Rivers on Feb. 7, 2008 at Virginia.

• The Tigers’ Elijah Thomas turned in his eighth double-double of the season and 10th of his career on Feb. 21 at Virginia Tech. It marks the second time this season Thomas has posted back-to-back double-doubles.

• With one more 3-pointer against Virginia Tech, Gabe DeVoe is 11th all-time in the Clemson record book for threes in a career (148). He needs seven more to tie for 10th.


CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:23:38

Tigers up 14-5 with 13:30 left in the half! DeVoe hit a 3 for the first bucket of the game for the Tigers and is 2-2 from 3 so far on Senior Day!

Eli did not start the game for some reason, probably disciplinary. Mitchell just entered the game for the first time!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:24:15

DEVOE FOR 3!!! He is 3-3 from 3 today! More than he's had in the last two games! Tigers lead by 10 with 12:30 left in the half.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:30:15

Ugh Tech hits a 3 at the shot clock buzzer. Tigers lead by 5 with under 9 mins left in the half.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:30:29

Trapp and Spencer in the game now for the Tigers.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:32:22

Tech hits another 3 after a Clemson turnover to cut the lead to 2 with under 8 mins left in the half. Not a fan of this lineup.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:32:57

REED ANSWERS WITH A 3!!! His first bucket of the game. Tigers lead by 5.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:37:40

Tigers' lead down to one now with under 6 mins left in the half.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:38:20

UGH Tech hits a 3 to go up by 2.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:38:37

Senior Donnal scores a layup to tie!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:40:20

Donnal scores again on a half dunk! Tigers lead by 2 with 3:37 left in the half.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:43:33

Tech hits a pair of free throws to tie the game.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:43:43

Reed to shoot one-and-one.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:44:15

Reed makes em both! Tigers lead by 2 again with 3:30 left in the half.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:45:15

Tech makes a pair of free throws to tie again.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:46:23

Mitchell misses a 3 but Eli rebounds and draws a foul!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:47:48

Eli makes one of two. Tigers lead by one.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:48:20

Tech gets the lead back by one with less than 2 mins left in the half. Back and forth after the Tigers led by 10 early.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:48:44

Ugh Tech for 3 again to grab its biggest lead by 4.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:49:09

DeVoe baseline drive! Tigers trail by 2 with less than a minute left in the half.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 14:49:52

Good grief Tech can't miss all the sudden. They are 75% from 3.

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CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:08:01

Lammers scores on Tech's opening possession to put Tech up 6.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:08:23

Tech dunk puts them up 8. Timeout Tigers.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:12:43

Good grief Tech hits another 3 to put them up 11.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:13:03

Mitchell drives for a layup. Tigers trail by 9.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:13:23

Okogie scores again. Tech up 11.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:19:05

Skara just scored to cut the lead to 9, and this place got loud!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:19:30

ELI DUNK!!! LOUDER STILL! Tigers trail by 7 with under 15 mins left.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:20:21

Tech scores but Reed answers. Tigers trail by 7 still.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:21:05

Ugh Lammers scores for the second straight possession. I knew he'd have a big game, which is why I asked Brownell about him yesterday. Tigers trail by 9 with 13 mins left.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:21:46

DeVoe drive for a layup! Wish he would do more of that. Tigers trail by 7 again. Need a stop!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:25:08

DeVoe drives and draws a 4th foul on Okogie! That's huge, as he's been killing us today and will have to go to the bench. He has 22 of Tech's 53 points! DeVoe will shoot 2 after the timeout.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:26:11

By the way, VT lost at home by 7 to Louisville today, so this game is huge! Tigers will be alone in 4th place with a win and in line for the all-important double-bye in the ACC Tourney.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:26:50

Ugh DeVoe makes just one of two at the line. Tigers trail by 6 with under 12 mins left. Need to go on a run with Okogie on the bench!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:27:48

Tech makes a pair of free throws to go up by 8. They are 7-7 at the line today.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:29:52

Tech 3-point play pushes lead to 11.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:30:56

DeVoe drives for a left-handed layup to cut the lead to 9, but they have to get some stops on D! Really struggling on that end.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:31:52

Tigers give up an offensive board right under the basket but get a lucky missed layup.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:32:36

DeVoe fouled on a 3 and makes 2 of 3. Tigers trail by 7 with 10 mins left.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:35:20

ELI AND ONE on a great pass from Mitchell! Eli has a chance to cut the lead to 4! Tigers in the bonus.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:38:35

Ugh Eli misses the free throw. Tigers trail by 5 with 8 mins left.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:39:06

Reed baseline drive draws the foul. He'll shoot 2.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:39:29

Reed makes both! Tigers trail by 3 with 7:30 left.

BigSnoop42 2018-02-24 15:41:48

Let’s go TIGERS! Complete this comeback damnit

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:41:51

Tech makes one of two free throws to push the lead to 4. Okogie is back in the game for Tech. Need to foul him out!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:43:54

This officiating is terrible.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:44:35

Tech misses the front end of a one and one, and the Tigers don't rebound. Tech of course scores on the second chance. Tigers trail by 6.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:45:06

MITCHELL AND ONE!!! He finishes the 3-point play to cut the lead to 3 with 5:30 left.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:46:04

Tech has 10 offensive rebounds today. Tigers just 5.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:46:27

Eli fouled but makes just one of two at the line. Tigers trail by 2 with under 5 mins left.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:47:00

Tigers get a stop, but Mitchell misses the 3.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:50:51

Mitchell fouled and will shoot 2!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:51:15

Mitchell makes both! TIED WITH 3:30 LEFT!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:51:52

Tigers get a stop!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:55:51

REED GIVES TIGERS LEAD WITH 3 MINS LEFT!!! This place just went nuts!

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 15:56:18

Eli makes one of two at the line to put the Tigers up 3 with 2 mins left. He is just 3-7 at the line today.

CUTrevor 2018-02-24 18:00:03

TIGERS WIN BY 8!!! I'll have post-game speeches from the seniors and interviews posted in a bit. Then the baseball game!

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CUTrevor 2018-02-24 19:18:44

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University men’s basketball overcame an 11-point second half deficit using a 22-3 second half run to tie the program record for ACC wins in a season with a 75-67 victory over Georgia Tech from Littlejohn Coliseumon Saturday afternoon.


The win on Saturday marks the second time this season that Clemson has overcome a double-digit deficit to win against Georgia Tech – sweeping the season series.


The Tigers (21-7, 10-6 ACC) were led on Senior Day by senior guard Gabe DeVoe who tied his career-best with 25 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 4-for-7 from deep. DeVoe finished 7-for-9 at the charity stripe – setting a new career-best for free throws made in a game.


In his return to action, Shelton Mitchell chipped in 14 points and finished a perfect 6-for-6 at the foul line. Both Elijah Thomas and Marcquise Reed each poured in 13 points apiece. Mitchell and Reed combined to go 12-for-12 at the foul line on Saturday.


Clemson jumped out of the gates quickly to a 9-3 lead nearly three minutes into the opening stanza. The Tigers pushed it to a 10-point advantage at 17-7 with 12:56 remaining. Over the next eight minutes of game action, the Yellow Jackets (11-18, 4-12 ACC) went on a 19-8 run to gain a two-point lead at 26-24 and would take a 37-33 lead into the break.


The Tigers struggled for the first part of the second half and found themselves down by a game-high 11 points on multiple occasions – the last coming at 58-47 with 10:28 left.


A monumental 22-3 run would propel the Tigers from down 11 points to leading by eight at 69-61 with 48 seconds left in regulation. Clemson would keep Georgia Tech at bay with made free throws down the stretch to seal the eight-point victory.


After getting zero points from their bench against Virginia Tech on Feb. 21, the Tigers bench outscored the Yellow Jackets’ bench 27-5 – its third-most bench points scored all season and its most since posting 42 in a win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec. 22.


Clemson returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 28in its final game of the season when it hosts Florida State. Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m. on ESPNU.


Notes: Clemson snapped its three-game losing streak with the win … it marked the second time this season that Clemson overcame a double-digit deficit against Georgia Tech and swept the season series against the Yellow Jackets … Clemson tied its program record for ACC wins in a season with its 10th this afternoon … the Tigers have achieved 10 wins in the ACC on six occasions – three have come under the direction of head coach Brad Brownell … Gabe DeVoe once again tied his career-best with 25 points for the third time this season … DeVoe topped his career-best with seven made free throws … with 30 free throw attempts, it marks the most attempts from the line for the Tigers since 30 in a 71-69 win over Florida on Dec. 16 … the 27 bench points were the third-most scored by Clemson this season and the most since a win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec. 22.