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Georgia Tech vs Clemson final score: Yellow Jackets get first ACC win

Georgia Tech rolled Sunday for its first conference win of the year.

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Sydney Wallace had 19 points for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and they claimed their first ACC win of the season with a 81-59 victory over the Clemson Tigers.

The Yellow Jackets (8-6, 1-2) took control of the game after a first half in which they led, but never dominated. Georgia Tech stretched its first-half lead as wide as eight three times -- that's where it sat at halftime -- but never any wider before the intermission.

It was Nikki Dixon that kept the Tigers (4-10, 0-3) in the game as long as they were. She scored 11 points in the first half and finished with 20 to buoy a Clemson offense that shot 33.8 percent from the floor.

WIth the score held at 53-43 midway through the second half, the Yellow Jackets went on an 11-0 run to put Clemson in a hole from which it would not recover. It was at the end of that stretch when Georgia Tech took a 21-point lead at 64-43 with 11 minutes to play.

Georgia Tech returns to play Thursday at home against the Virginia Cavaliers.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.