Clemson looks for 11th straight win against Ga Tech


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Clemson looks for 11th straight win against Ga Tech

GAME SETUP
Clemson (15-10, 7-6 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (11-14, 2-11 ACC)
Date: Monday, Feb. 16
Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET
Arena: McCamish Pavilion (8,600)
Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)
TV: ESPNU (Tom Hart-pbp; Dino Gaudio-color)
• Clemson snapped a two-game skid on Saturday with a 75-54 win over Virginia Tech, the Tigers’ largest victory margin in an ACC regular season game since 2011.
• The Tigers have won the last 10 meetings in the series with Georgia Tech, including three last season. The longest streak in program history over another ACC school was 11 against Virginia from 1960-65.

SERIES HISTORY
CU Series W-L record:
Clemson leads 66-59
Streak: Clemson has won 10 straight meetings

QUICK HITS
• Clemson owns four straight wins over Georgia Tech in Atlanta, one shy of the program record for consecutive wins on an ACC opponent’s home court. The record is five straight over Virginia, from 1960-64.
• The Tigers are coming off a season-high 11 made three-point goals in a 75-54 win over Virginia Tech on Feb. 14.
• The win over the Hokies was Clemson’s largest victory margin in an ACC regular season game since 2011 against Georgia Tech.
• Clemson has out-rebounded five opponents by a double-digit margin in ACC play, most since the 1998-99 season.
Jordan RoperJordan Roper
Jr. Guard
#20 6-0, 165
Columbia, SC

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has posted double figures in six of seven games as a starter, including a pair of 20-point games. Roper is averaging 14.3 points per game and shooting 54.5 percent from three during that stretch.
Jaron BlossomgameJaron Blossomgame
RS So. Forward
#5 6-7, 215
Alpharetta, GA

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played AAU basketball with Chris Bolden and Marcus Georges-Hunt of Georgia Tech. Blossomgame and Georges-Hunt are the teams’ respective scoring leaders.

PROJECTED CLEMSON STARTERS
G 12 Rod HallRod Hall
Sr. Guard
#12 6-1, 205
Augusta, GA

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6-1, 205 Sr. 8.7 ppg 3.5 apg
G 20 Jordan Roper 6-0, 165 Jr. 7.0 ppg 1.4 rpg
F 15 Donte GranthamDonte Grantham
Fr. Forward
#15 6-8, 205
Martinsburg, WV

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6-8, 205 Fr. 9.4 ppg 4.6 rpg
F 5 Jaron Blossomgame 6-7, 215 RSo. 13.0 ppg 8.1 rpg
C 35 Landry NnokoLandry Nnoko
Jr. Center
#35 6-10, 255
Montverde, FL

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6-10, 255 Jr. 7.4 ppg 5.4 rpg

PROJECTED GEORGIA TECH STARTERS
G 10 Travis Jorgenson 6-0, 177 RFr. 3.9 ppg 3.3 apg
G 2 Chris Bolden 6-3, 223 Jr. 6.9 ppg 1.8 rpg
F 3 Marcus Georges-Hunt 6-5, 214 Jr. 13.9 ppg 5.8 rpg
F 13 Robert Sampson 6-8, 224 RSr. 5.4 ppg 6.2 rpg
C 4 Demarco Cox 6-8, 276 Sr. 8.7 ppg 5.9 rpg

ACC Standings
Through Sunday, Feb. 15
# School (Overall, ACC)
1. Virginia 23-1, 11-1
2. Notre Dame 22-4, 10-3
3. Duke 22-3, 9-3
4. Louisville 20-5, 8-4
North Carolina 18-7, 8-4
6. Syracuse 16-9, 7-5
7. Clemson 15-10, 7-6
8. Pittsburgh 17-9, 6-6
9. Florida State 14-12, 6-7
NC State 15-11, 6-7
11. Miami 15-9, 5-6
12. Wake Forest 12-14, 4-9
13. Virginia Tech 10-15, 2-10
14. Georgia Tech 11-14, 2-11
15. Boston College 9-14, 1-10

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