Clemson came to Atlanta Tuesday night riding a three game winning streak and coming off a record shooting performance at Boston College. But outside of Aamir Simms, the Tigers had little offense from the rest of their lineup most of the night as they fell to Georgia Tech 68-59. The Tigers are 14-13 overall and 8-9 in the ACC, and had a 5 game winning streak over the Yellow Jackets end. Tech goes to 14-14 and 8-9 with its 5th straight home win.
Inside Clemson’s loss to Georgia Tech
- The game shifted in Tech’s favor late in the first half. The Yellow Jackets closed the last two minutes with a 9-2 run during which Clemson turned it over twice and missed its only shot. Tech led 34-29 at the break.
- The Tigers tied the game at 36 early in the second half but Tech responded with a 5-0 run. Clemson got within two a couple of times. Each time Tech responded with its own basket.
- Clemson trailed 49-46 with 9:20 to play and had two chances to tie, but Curran Scott missed a three and Aamir Simms threw the ball away on the Tigers next possession.
- Clemson suffered turnovers on the next three possessions and Tech expanded its lead to 56-46 with 6:33 to play. Clemson didn’t get closer than 7 the rest of the game.
- The Tigers suffered 16 turnovers with led to 19 Georgia Tech points. And the Tigers were just 2-20 from three-point range.
- Simms led Clemson with 23 points but was held scoreless over the last 13:55. He had very little offensive support much of the game.
- Georgia Tech’s excellent starting backcourt of Michael Devoe and Jose Alvarado combined for 33 points and 11 assists. Third guard Bubba Parham contributed 8 off the bench.
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Brad Brownell postgame press conference