Clemson takes momentum on road to Georgia Tech


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Clemson takes momentum on road to Georgia Tech

Clemson heads to Georgia Tech Wednesday while on a two-game winning streak in ACC play.

The Tigers and Yellow Jackets will tip at 7 p.m. on the Raycom Sports Network (Fox Sports South regionally).

Projected starting lineups

Clemson

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG
G 2 Marcquise Reed 6-3 188 Gr. 18/17 19.1 5.2 3.3 34.1
G 4 Shelton Mitchell 6-4 200 Gr. 21/21 11.3 2.3 3.1 31.8
F 14 Elijah Thomas 6-9 245 Sr. 21/19 13.5 7.8 1.1 24.7
F 24 David Skara 6-8 213 Gr. 21/21 7.8 4.2 1.5 30.0
F 25 Aamir Simms 6-7 248 So. 21/21 9.1 4.5 0.7 28.2

Georgia Tech

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Yr. GP/GS PPG RPG APG MPG
G 0 Michael Devoe 6-4 188 Fr. 22/13 9.0 3.3 2.3 30.5
G 10 Jose Alvarado 6-0 176 So. 21/20 12.4 3.9 3.3 32.6
G 13 Curtis Haywood II 6-5 202 So. 21/16 7.0 2.6 2.4 23.3
F 1 James Banks III 6-9 243 Jr. 21/16 10.4 7.2 1.3 28.7
F 34 Abdoulaye Gueye 6-9 217 RSr. 20/11 7.2 4.3 0.8 18.8

Clemson basketball notes

• Clemson will look for its seventh-straight victory in its series against Georgia Tech and its third-straight ACC
victory.
• The Tigers faced off earlier this season hosting the Yellow Jackets and claiming a 72-60 victory at Littlejohn
Coliseum (Jan. 16). Marcquise Reed scored a career-high 30 points.
• Since coming to Clemson, head coach Brad Brownell is 15-4 against the Yellow Jackets.
• Head coach Brad Brownell is 15-4 at Clemson when playing Georgia Tech and will look for win No. 16 Wednesday.
• The Tigers’ head man will also look for his 163rd career victory at Clemson. He is currently just 15 shy of tying
Cliff Ellis for the most in program history (177).
• Clemson is coming off of a dominant 64-37 victory over Wake Forest (Feb. 3). It marked the 43rd time in the
Brownell Era that Clemson held its opponent to 50 points or less. The Tigers are 41-2 overall in those contests.
• Elijah Thomas posted his 17th career double-double in a victory over Wake Forest with a 23-point, 10-rebound
effort. He finished an ultra-efficient 10-for-11 from the field and 3-for-3 from the foul line.
• Thomas also swatted a career-best seven blocks. He now owns 146 in his career (10th all time) and his 1.83
blocks per game rank sixth-best in Clemson history.
• In the 17 games that Thomas has notched a double-double at Clemson, the Tigers are 13-4 overall.
• After finishing 10-for-11 against Wake, Thomas is now second in the ACC and ninth in the country in field goal
percentage (66.1 percent).
• Marcquise Reed moved into 26th on the all-time scoring list following his performance on Feb. 3 against Wake
Forest. Reed now has 1,225 points in his Clemson career.

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