Marcquise Reed hit a driving layup with 25 seconds to play proving to be the difference in Clemson’s 72-70 win at Georgia Tech Sunday.
Reed struggled to score early, but instead looked to facilitate, dishing out a career-high 11 assists to go with his 13 points.
Gabe DeVoe had a strong first half for his third straight game, but had only three points in the second half of his last two games. DeVoe shook off the second-half jitters to score a career-high 25 to lead all scorers.
Clemson scuffled out of the gate, but found themselves fortunate to be down just two points at the half. The Tigers took their first lead of the game thanks to a 7-0 start to the second half, encompassing a 13-0 run that stretched from the 1:30 mark of the first half through the first four minutes of the second.
The Tigers won on the road in ACC play for the first time since their conference road opener at Boston College, having lost three straight away from Littlejohn Coliseum.
Head Coach Brad Brownell said this win is a confidence boost for some of his players who needed some seasoning in the Tigers’ second game without injured forward Donte Grantham.
Brad Brownell & Marcquise Reed
Clemson (17-4, 6-3 ACC) returns home to Littlejohn Coliseum for its return engagement with North Carolina on Tuesday night.