Clemson returns home to face Georgia Tech

2014-02-03T21:33:00Z Clemson returns home to face Georgia TechClemson Sports Information The Times and Democrat
February 03, 2014 9:33 pm  • 

CLEMSON — Clemson returns home tonight night for an 8:05 p.m. tip (ACC Network TV) against conference opponent Georgia Tech.

Clemson (14-6, 5-3 ACC) and Georgia Tech (12-10, 3-6 ACC) enter Tuesday’s tilt coming off of ACC road wins; the Tigers beat Florida State, 53-49, while the Yellow Jackets topped Wake Forest, 79-70.

Clemson has won three road games for only the ninth time in 61 seasons as a member of the ACC.

The Tigers have enjoyed recent success in the rivalry with Tech; Clemson has won eight straight at home over the Yellow Jackets.

Game notes

  • Clemson is looking for its 500th win in Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday. The facility opened on Nov. 30, 1968 when the Tigers beat Georgia Tech, 76-72.
  • The Tigers have overcome three halftime deficits to achieve victory this season, the most since the 2008-09 team did it on four occasions. Clemson has accomplished the feat in wins over Temple, Duke and Florida State.
  • Junior forward K.J. McDaniels is the ONLY player in the nation leading his team in scoring, rebounding, blocks, steals and three-pointers.
  • McDaniels is one of two players under Head Coach Brad Brownell (Tanner Smith is the other) to have more than one 20-point game on the road.
  • McDaniels was Clemson’s only scorer in double figures (15 points) in last season’s 63-60 home win over Georgia Tech.
  • Jaron Blossomgame is coming off his second double figure game in the ACC, a 10-point second half that helped lead the Tigers to a win at Florida State.
  • Blossomgame was on the same AAU U17 Georgia Stars team as Yellow Jacket players Marcus Georges-Hunt and Chris Bolden.

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