Defensive effort leads to 56-37 victory over Georgia Tech


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ATLANTA – Clemson allowed its fewest points ever in an ACC regular season
game in a 56-37 win Tuesday at Philips Arena over Georgia Tech. The win
improved Clemson’s record to 14-13 on the season, 6-7 in the ACC. With
the loss, Tech dropped to 9-18, 2-11 in conference play. The victory was
Clemson’s third in the last four trips to Atlanta over the Jackets.


Clemson was led in scoring by junior forward Milton JenningsMilton Jennings
Jr. Forward
#24 6-9, 225
Summerville, SC

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, who produced
13 of his 15 points in the first 20 minutes of play. Jennings made
6-of-11 shots, including 2-of-5 from three. Tanner SmithTanner Smith
Sr. Guard
#5 6-5, 210
Alpharetta, GA

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scored eight and
added six rebounds and six assists. The Tigers shot 45 percent and held
the Jackets to 31 percent shooting, while forcing 18 Tech turnovers. The
Yellow Jackets were led by Kammeon Holsey’s 12 points and 11 from guard
Brandon Reed.


Georgia Tech jumped in front 4-3 after a media timeout, but the Tigers
responded with a 12-3 run. Clemson got threes from Young and Jennings
during the run. Tech pulled to within three at 16-13, but a miss on a
jumper and long rebound to Smith led to a break where he found freshman
Bernard SullivanBernard Sullivan
Fr. Forward
#22 6-7, 225
Gastonia, NC

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inside for a layup. He made the shot and free throw to
convert a three-point play the old fashioned way.




Jennings pushed the lead to double digits for the first time at 24-13 on a
putback off a blocked shot by Tech’s Daniel Miller. Reed hit a three to
bring it back to an eight-point deficit, but Jennings connected on a
three-point play inside to make it 27-16. Holsey hit a follow shot
underneath to make it 27-18 at half in favor of Clemson.


The Tigers came out the locker room with consecutive backdoor layups from
brilliant Smith assists. The first came on an emphatic slam by Booker for
his first points of the game. He put the lead at 18 on an alley-oop from
Young that made it 40-22. The lead grew to as much as 21 with 3:59 left
in the game. K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
Fr. Guard
#32 6-5, 190
Birmingham, AL

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put an exclamation point on things with a
tremendous follow dunk with just over five minutes remaining. He scored
eight of his 10 points in the second half.


The Tigers return home to face NC State on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 PM.
The weekend will serve as Clemson’s 100th anniversary celebration. An
alumni game will be held Friday at 7 PM at Littlejohn Coliseum. Admission
to the alumni game will be free.


VISITORS: Clemson 14-13, 6-7 ACC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 Narcisse, Bryan..... f  0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  0  1  0  0  14
24 Jennings, Milton.... f  6-11   2-5    1-3    4  1  5   4  15  0  1  1  2  24
31 Booker, Devin....... c  3-9    0-0    2-2    2  4  6   3   8  1  0  0  3  31
05 Smith, Tanner....... g  4-7    0-3    0-0    0  6  6   1   8  6  3  0  3  33
11 Young, Andre........ g  4-9    1-4    0-0    0  1  1   1   9  4  2  0  0  31
01 Sapp, T.J...........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
02 Fields, Carson......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
04 Hall, Rod...........    1-4    0-0    1-1    1  2  3   0   3  0  3  0  0  18
10 Baciu, Catalin......    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  0  1  0  0  11
15 Coleman, Devin......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  0  0  14
22 Sullivan, Bernard...    1-2    0-0    1-1    0  0  0   2   3  0  1  0  0   8
32 McDaniels, K.J......    4-5    0-0    2-2    2  0  2   0  10  0  1  0  0  13
   TEAM................                         1  3  4
   Totals..............   23-51   3-13   7-9   10 21 31  15  56 11 13  1  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-27 40.7%   2nd Half: 12-24 50.0%   Game: 45.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half:  0-5   0.0%   Game: 23.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  5-7  71.4%   Game: 77.8%   2,2


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HOME TEAM: Georgia Tech 9-18, 2-11 ACC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
14 Morris, Jason....... f  0-5    0-2    0-2    0  2  2   1   0  0  4  0  1  17
24 Holsey, Kammeon..... f  5-5    0-0    2-5    4  4  8   2  12  0  4  0  1  27
05 Miller, Daniel...... c  2-6    0-0    1-2    3  4  7   1   5  0  1  2  0  30
00 Udofia, Mfon........ g  0-4    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   4   0  3  4  0  1  25
23 Reed, Brandon....... g  4-9    3-5    0-0    0  3  3   0  11  0  2  0  1  30
01 Royal, Julian.......    4-8    0-3    1-2    4  0  4   4   9  0  1  0  0  20
02 Jordan, Pierre......    0-4    0-2    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  2  1  1  0  16
04 Foreman, Nick.......    0-4    0-3    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  1  1  1  22
11 Peek, Aaron.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
13 Moore, McPherson....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  1  0   5
33 Craig, Derek........    0-3    0-1    0-0    1  1  2   1   0  0  0  0  0   7
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   15-48   3-17   4-11  15 18 33  14  37  5 18  5  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-20 40.0%   2nd Half:  7-28 25.0%   Game: 31.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  1-12  8.3%   Game: 17.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-2   0.0%   2nd Half:  4-9  44.4%   Game: 36.4%    2


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Officials: Jamie Luckie, Ray Natili, Bernard Clinton
Technical fouls: Clemson-None. Georgia Tech-None.
Attendance: 5412
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Clemson.......................   27   29  -   56
Georgia Tech..................   18   19  -   37

Points in the paint-CU 28,GT 22. Points off turnovers-CU 19,GT 12.
2nd chance points-CU 11,GT 15. Fast break points-CU 2,GT 0.
Bench points-CU 16,GT 9. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-1 time.
Last FG-CU 2nd-02:02, GT 2nd-01:31.
Largest lead-CU by 21 2nd-03:59, GT by 4 1st-17:25.

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