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Clemson vs. Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Clemson vs. Georgia Tech Postgame Notes


  • Clemson won its 500th game in Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday, a 45-41 grinder over Georgia Tech. Coincidentally, Clemson’s first win in the facility that opened in 1968 was also a four-point win (76-72) over the same opponent, Georgia Tech.
  • Clemson’s win Tuesday was its ninth straight at home over Georgia Tech. It is the longest home winning streak over another ACC team, passing the eight straight over Virginia from 1959-66.
  • With the win, Clemson has now won eight straight in the series against Georgia Tech, the Tigers’ longest streak since the 1971-82 era when they won 14 in a row.
  • The Tigers moved to 8-0 this season when holding opponents to 50 or less. Clemson is also 27-2 under Head Coach Brad Brownell under this scenario.
  • The eight games holding opponents to 50 points or less is a Clemson high in the 35-second shot clock era. The previous best was seven games, on two occasions.
  • Clemson’s 45 points were the fewest in a home win over an ACC team since Jan. 28, 1971 when the Tigers defeated Virginia 45-44 in Littlejohn Coliseum.
  • The Tigers are 6-3 in the ACC, their best conference record through nine games since the 2008-09 team also achieved the same mark.
  • Clemson improved to 3-1 this season in games decided by five points or less.
  • For the first time this season, Clemson won a game in which it was not leading with five minutes to play.
  • Clemson won the rebound margin 36-34 and is now 12-2 this season when out-rebounding the opposition.
  • The Tiger bench outscored Tech’s reserves 16-2. Clemson is 10-2 this season when its bench outscores the opponent.


  • Jordan Roper reached double figures for the eighth time this season, third-most on the team. He led Clemson with 12 points.
  • Roper made multiple three-pointers for the second straight game, the first time this season he has done that.
  • Rod Hall had six assists Tuesday, the second straight game he has had at least six and the third time in ACC play.
  • In 11 home games this season, Hall has a 41-to-7 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Landry Nnoko took his first charge Tuesday. Jaron Blossomgame also took a charge, giving Clemson four over the past two games. It was his second this season.
  • Blossomgame grabbed nine rebounds, which tied his second-highest total from this season. He had 14 against Duke on Jan. 11 and nine against UMass on Nov. 24.
  • Nnoko pulled down four offensive rebounds, his high since recording six against Duke on Jan. 11.