Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday Night ACC Hoops

 (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

CLEMSON 56, GEORGIA TECH 53 - Clemson earned its first ACC road win of the 2012-13 season and defeated Georgia Tech for the seventh straight time in the series on Thursday at McCamish Pavilion, with a hard-fought triumph over the Yellow Jackets. 

Clemson improved to 13-11 with the win, 5-7 in the ACC. The Jackets fell to 13-10 overall, 3-8 in league play.

The Tigers swept the regular season series for a third straight year, the first time that has happened since the 1979-82 era. The seven straight wins are the most by Clemson over an ACC opponent since an 11-game streak over Virginia from 1959-65.

Clemson's top three leading scorers all reached double figures against Tech, led by K.J. McDaniels with 14 points. Devin Booker added 13 points and eight rebounds, while Milton Jennings tacked on 12 of his own. The Tigers shot 62 percent in the second half and finished the game 5-for-12 (.417) from three-point range.

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