Clemson Basketball Preview vs. GT


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 Clemson Basketball Preview vs. GT

GAMEDAY SETUP

CLEMSON (11-4, 1-2) vs. GEORGIA TECH (9-6, 1-2)

Date: Thursday, Jan. 12

Tipoff: 7 p.m. ET

Arena: McCamish Pavilion (8,600)

Radio: CTSN (Tony Castricone-pbp; Tim Bourret-color)

TV: RSN (Bob Rathbun-pbp; Brian Oliver-color)

• Clemson looks to snap a two-game losing skid — both to ranked opponents — on Thursday in Atlanta. The Tigers are looking for their first win at Georgia Tech since 2014.

• The Tiger program owns 24 wins at Georgia Tech, more than any other ACC opponent's home floor. Clemson won four straight in Brad Brownell's first four seasons in Atlanta.

• This is the first meeting between the two coaches, Clemson's Brad Brownell and Georgia Tech's Josh Pastner.

SERIES HISTORY

CU Series W-L record: Clemson leads 68-62

Streak: Georgia Tech has won the last two meetings

TIGER TRACKS

• Clemson has made 107 more free throws than its opponents. The Tigers have outscored the opposition from the charity stripe in all but one game.

Jaron Blossomgame became the seventh player in Clemson history with at least 1,400 points and 700 rebounds in a career at Notre Dame. He needs 12 points to pass Will Solomon for 13th on Clemson's all-time scoring list.

• Blossomgame has scored 20 or more points in 13 of Clemson's last 19 ACC regular season games, dating to the 2015-16 season.

Gabe DeVoe is coming off a career-high four three-pointers, all in the first half of Clemson's Jan. 7 game at Notre Dame.

Elijah Thomas is shooting 68 percent for the season, converting 21 of his 31 field goal attempts. He also has 12 blocks in six appearances.

Avry Holmes had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists (with no turnovers) the last time the Tigers faced Georgia Tech, in the 2016 ACC Tournament.

• Anthony Oliver II, a member of Clemson's 2017 signing class, enrolled in January and began classes this week.

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