Georgia Tech (10-11) returns to action Saturday afternoon when they host rival Clemson (15-7, 4-4) at 1 p.m. at Alexander Memorial. The Jackets have played well in conference play in Atlanta, going 3-1 and winning all three of the games by a margin of 23.3 points.
The Jackets are coming off of a touch 59-57 loss at Miami Thursday night. Down by 21 points with just over 13 minutes left, Tech mounted a furious comeback powered by a furious defense to bring the lead down to two. A potential game-tying drive by guard Iman Shumpert was waved off on a questionable charging call in the lane. Glen Rice Jr. continued his strong play of late, putting up a career-high 28 points. Shumpert and Rice combined for 45 of the Jackets’ 57 points in the game.
Clemson is coming off of their own two-point loss on the road in a 49-47 defeat at Virginia. Guard Andre Young was the only Tiger to get to double figures with 13 points and adding five rebounds.
Tomorrow is the 118th meeting between the two teams, the most by far of any ACC rival for the Jackets. Tech leads with a slim 59-58 margin. In a game delayed by snow in January, Clemson won convincingly 87-62. Jerai Grant posted a career-high 20 points, and the Tigers connected on 9 of 9 three-pointers in the second half.
The game tips-off at 1 p.m.. It can be seen on the ACC Network and heard locally on 790 the Zone.